Summer Learning Takes Econ Teacher to Germany

Betthauser summer learning in GermanyO'Connell economics teacher, Bill Betthauser, was selected as a fellow in the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) Study Tour operated by the Goethe Institut. He is currently traveling in Germany with a group of U.S. K-12 social studies teachers as a part of this program.

"The focus of the trip is on contemporary Germany," said Betthauser. "We are looking at everything from education and politics to economics, immigration and entrepreneurship. I'm hoping to bring back to my classroom a better knowledge about Germany when it was divided into two economic systems (East vs. West Germany) and the challenges that still exist today."

The trip began on June 23 and he returns on July 8. The best news is that we can follow along in his travels as he blogs his way through Germany. Learn about these photos and many more at