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.
Implementing Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks
Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be immersed in The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy and Confronting Genocide: Never Again. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to fit diverse classrooms and frameworks, including the CA Frameworks for Grades 9, 10, and 11. Teachers from other states are welcome and encouraged to attend.
During the workshop, you will:
- Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
- Examine and work with the Choices units The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy and Confronting Genocide: Never Again (provided);
- Learn about other Choices resources that appropriate for geography, history and current issues courses;
- Network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.
Workshop includes the two curriculum units, The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy and Confronting Genocide: Never Again, lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers and multiple registrations from the same district. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.
History, geography, current issues, and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.