Choices Curricula Promote 21st Century Skills

The Choices Program uses a problem-based approach to make complex international issues accessible and meaningful for students of diverse abilities and learning styles.

"I was hungry for lesson ideas

that bring our curriculum to life and make big concepts accessible to my students. A sense of relevancy is critical in motivating my students not only to learn, but to think and care about the content of their learning."

Teacher – Wisconsin

Critical Thinking

Students examine contrasting policy options and explore the underlying values and interests that drive different perspectives.

Creativity and Innovation

Students create political cartoons, memorialize historical events artistically, or developing original policy options are some of the innovative ways that students express themselves.


Students work in groups to make oral presentations, analyze case studies, and develop persuasive arguments.

Media and Technology Literacy

Students critique editorials, audio and video sources, maps and other visuals for perspective and bias. They watch video clips to gather and assess information from leading scholars.

Global Awareness

Readings and primary source documents immerse students in multiple perspectives on complex international issues.

Civic Literacy

Choices materials empower students with the skills and habits to actively engage with their communities and the world.