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Teaching with the News

Cuba and the United States: A New Chapter

Students explore the changing relationship between the United States and Cuba.

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.

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.

Teaching with the News

Good Atoms or Bad Atoms? Iran and the Nuclear Issue

Students analyze the issues that frame the current debate on U.S. policy towards Iran and recent international negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.

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

Greece and the EU: Navigating Debt and Austerity

Students learn about the European Union and the eurozone, identify the lasting effects of the 2008 financial crisis on Greece, and brainstorm solutions for Greece and the EU.

teaching with the news

Governing Global Health: The World Health Organization and Ebola

Students explore the structure of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its role in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

teaching with the news

The Struggle to Define Free Speech: From Skokie to Paris

Students consider how different societies define freedom of expression and explore the current free speech controversy in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

teaching with the news

Nigeria and Boko Haram: Inequality, Injustice, Insurgency

In this lesson students gather information about Nigeria and the Boko Haram insurgency and identify core challenges faced by the government and people of Nigeria.

professional development
professional development

Introductory Workshops

One-day intro workshops, led by local Teaching Fellows, introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and approach.

Teaching with the News

ISIS: A New Threat

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

iBook Textbook

Digital Curriculum

We now offer digital curriculum materials in multiple formats including iBooks Textbooks and eText Classroom Editions.

New Curriculum

Empire, Republic, Democracy: A History of Turkey

Students use primary source documents, readings, and new media sources as they consider the questions and challenges facing people in Turkey today.

new edition

The Limits of Power: The United States in Vietnam

Using maps, cartoons, and primary sources, students evaluate how successive U.S. administrations perceived the situation in Vietnam, and implemented policy.

United Nations
new edition

The United Nations: Challenges and Change

Using primary sources, charts, case studies, and simulations, students examine the historical origins of the UN and consider its role in the world today.

Teaching with the News

The Umbrella Movement: Protests in Hong Kong

Students explore the symbols and messages that protesters use to express their views.

Live Event

Live Q&A with Professor Jo-Anne Hart

Jo-Anne Hart sat down with us to answer questions about U.S.-Iran relations. Watch the Recording.

teaching with the news

Unrest in Ukraine

This lesson provides a background to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, has students analyze political cartoons, and asks them to monitor the Ukrainian crisis in the news.

new edition

The United States in Afghanistan

Students use primary source documents, readings, and new media sources as they consider the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan.

Colonization in Africa
new curriculum

Colonization and Independence in Africa

Students explore Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and consider the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies.

Egypt Timeline
Teaching with the News

The Egyptian Revolution: An Interactive Timeline

Using an interactive timeline with videos, images, and text, students explore the Egyptian Revolution from 2011 to today.

New Curriculum

Indian Independence and the Question of Partition

Students explore the era of British colonialism, Indian campaigns for independence, and the legacies of the 1947 partition.

Foreign Aid
New Edition

Dilemmas of Foreign Aid: Debating U.S. Policies

Students explore the history of U.S. foreign assistance and the institutions that distribute aid today.

Middle East
New Edition

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

Students explore the Arab-Israeli conflict, the significance of oil, the Arab Spring, and other issues that shape U.S. ties to the Middle East.

Costs of War
Teaching with the News

The Costs of War

In this lesson students explore the human, economic, social, and political costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.