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Introductory Workshops

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

Our workshops are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and our approach to teaching current and historical international issues.

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The U.S. Role in a Changing World

Students reflect on global changes, assess national priorities, and decide for themselves the role the United States should play in the world today.


Between Two Worlds: Mexico at the Crossroads

Students are asked to see the world from the perspective of Mexican citizens and to consider current issues Mexico faces.


History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba

Students explore Cuba's history from the country's precolonial past to its most recent economic, social, and political changes.

Teaching with the News Lesson

Cuba and the United States: A New Chapter

Students explore the changing relationship between the United States and Cuba.

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The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy

Students analyze the mix of U.S. interests and values at play and explore the rise of ISIS, the history of Iran's nuclear program, and other issues that shape U.S. ties to the Middle East.

new edition

Russia's Transformation: Challenges for U.S. Policy

Students survey the economic and political developments that have shaped the outlook of policy makers in the Kremlin and Washington.

Teaching with the News lesson

Good Atoms or Bad Atoms? Iran and the Nuclear Issue

Students analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Iran and recent international negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

New Curriculum

Climate Change and Questions of Justice

Students explore the causes and effects of global warming and delve into questions of who is most responsible for and vulnerable to the changing climate.

Teaching with the News lesson

ISIS: A New Threat

Students explore the role of ISIS in the Middle East using political cartoons.