The Middle East in Transition: 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.
Teaching About Contested Issues in the Middle School: The Choices Approach
Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!
This Choices Introductory Workshop Includes:
- An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
- An immersion in two Choices units: The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy and The American Revolution: Experiences in Rebellion (provided); and
- Strategies for using Choices materials to meet middle school classroom goals.
Workshop includes the two curriculum units ($80 value), lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts may register 5 or more participants at a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.
Although all educators are welcome, this workshop is specifically geared to middle school educators who teach History, geography, current issues, civics and other social studies courses. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.