Introductory Workshop

Teaching About Contested International Issues: An Introduction to the Choices Program

8:30 am — 3:30 pm
Wagor International School of Excellence
Taichung, Taiwan

Please join us for a two-day introductory workshop to learn how our inquiry approach to controversial issues—both current and historical—can help your students:

build historical thinking skills such as sourcing and contextualization and chronological reasoning;

create persuasive arguments;

analyze evidence to determine fact from opinion; and

build consensus across differences to sharpen civic literacy skills.

Information about other leading History and Social Studies providers, such as SHEG, the DBQ Project, and SPICE, will also be distributed.

Register $290Per Person

Two-year digital license to these curriculum units provided: Colonization and Independence in Africa; Confronting Genocide: Never Again; Climate Change and Questions of Justice; and The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion.


Appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators. Pre-registration is required. Early registration is advised.


Mimi Stephens

Choices Professional Development Director
Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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