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Choices Leadership Institute
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2016 Choices Leadership Institute

Global Refugees: Human Rights, Responsibilities, and Responses.

Choices Leadership Institute in California
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An Immersion Program for New Workshop Leaders

Exploring the Choices Approach to Contested Issues prepares participants to lead introductory workshops.

Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis
Teaching with the News Lesson

Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis

Students gain an understanding of the current refugee crisis by mapping data and exploring personal accounts of refugees.

middle east
new edition

The Middle East in Transition: Questions for U.S. Policy

Students analyze the mix of U.S. interests and values at play and explore the rise of ISIS, the history of Iran's nuclear program, and other issues that shape U.S. ties to the Middle East.

US Role
Introductory Workshops

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

Our workshops are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and our approach to teaching current and historical international issues.

US Role

The U.S. Role in a Changing World

Students reflect on global changes, assess national priorities, and decide for themselves the role the United States should play in the world today.


Between Two Worlds: Mexico at the Crossroads

Students are asked to see the world from the perspective of Mexican citizens and to consider current issues Mexico faces.


History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba

Students explore Cuba's history from the country's precolonial past to its most recent economic, social, and political changes.

new edition

Russia's Transformation: Challenges for U.S. Policy

Students survey the economic and political developments that have shaped the outlook of policy makers in the Kremlin and Washington.

New Curriculum

Climate Change and Questions of Justice

Students explore the causes and effects of global warming and delve into questions of who is most responsible for and vulnerable to the changing climate.

Teaching with the News lesson

ISIS: A New Threat

Students explore the role of ISIS in the Middle East using political cartoons.