Introductory Workshop

Teaching About Genocide and the Holocaust: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
East Stroudsburg School District Office
East Stroudsburg, PA

Our workshops are participatory, so come ready to be engaged and inspired!

Each 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:  Confronting Genocide: Never Again (provided) and Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy; and
  • Strategies for using Choices materials to meet PA Act 70 requirements.
Co-sponsored by East Stroudsburg Area School District.
Register $95Per Person

$95 Before January 15

$145 After January 15

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.


History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics 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.


Sarah McDowell

Choices Teaching Fellow
Sarah McDowell teaches high school world history and is the chair of the history department at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA.  Sarah has a JD from Georgetown University, a Masters in History from Villanova, and a BA from Connecticut College. Prior to becoming a teacher, Sarah was an attorney for the Public Defender's Office in Portland, Oregon. She was the Assistant Director of the Social Justice Research Academy at the University of Pennsylvania in the summer of 2017, and is a Brown Choices Teaching Fellow.
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