Westward Expansion: A New History explores the transformation of the North American continent in the nineteenth century. Students examine this complicated and violent history through two lenses, first considering the major events and policies that accompanied U.S. westward growth, and then exploring the effects of U.S. expansion on a local level.
The Choices Approach: Engaging Students in Inquiry and Discussion About International Issues
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;
- A complete immersion in two Choices units (provided); and
- An exploration of ways to use Choices materials to meet local standards or classroom goals.
U.S. 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.