The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy draws students into the U.S. policy debate on one of the world’s most important regions. Students examine the role of oil in geopolitics, the issues between Israel and the Palestinians, the significance of the Iranian Revolution, and other historical issues that have shaped U.S. relations in the region.
Engaging Students in Contested Issues: The Choices Approach
Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be completely immersed in The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy, and will also examine parts of the Freedom Now: the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals. The workshop will also highlight free resources on the Choices website.Co-Sponsored by The Vermont Alliance for Social Studies (VASS) and St. Michael’s College.
$95 Before January 15
$145 After January 15
Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. Partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts may register 5 or more participants at 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 this workshop. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.