Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate helps students examine the historical and current dimensions of immigration, a topic that has become a key focus of U.S. policy. Through readings and activities, students explore past immigration laws and consider different policy options for the future.
Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach
Led by a local Teaching Fellow Kristine Frailing, this workshop is designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and approach.
Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!
This workshop includes:
- An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international Issues;
- Examine and work with the Choices units: Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate (provided); and
- An exploration of ways to use Choices materials to meet local standards or classroom goals.
Workshop includes two curriculum units ($80 value), lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts wishing to register 5 or more educators will receive a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.
History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience for these workshops. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend. We welcome teamed ELA and social studies teachers to attend together.