Prepare Students for College, Career, and Civic Life

The Choices Program is non-profit organization based at Brown University. We develop curricula on current and historical international issues that place special emphasis on the importance of educating students in their participatory role as citizens.

Our inquiry-based approach to real–world issues promotes the skills required by Common Core and state standards.

CRITICAL THINKING

Students examine historical context, analyze case studies, consider contrasting policy options, and explore the underlying values and interests that drive different perspectives.

TEXTUAL ANALYSIS

Students examine primary and secondary sources to understand 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.

MEDIA AND DIGITAL LITERACY

Students critique editorials, audio and video sources, maps, and other visuals to identify perspective and bias. Video clips help students gather and assess information from leading scholars.

COMMUNICATION

Students engage in collaborative discussions, build on each other’s ideas, formulate persuasive arguments, and express their own viewpoints.

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

Students express themselves by developing original policy options, memorializing historical events artistically, and creating political cartoons.

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