History and Current Issues Curriculum

The Choices Program draws on scholarship from Brown University to produce innovative curriculum and videos that make contested international issues accessible, engaging, and relevant to secondary school audiences.

Featured Unit

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. Students consider the ways Africans responded to European colonialism.

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Updated TWTN Lesson

Refugee Stories: Mapping a Crisis

New update: December 2019. Students gain an understanding of the current refugee crisis by mapping data and exploring personal accounts of refugees.

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Video Series on Memorials to Slavery

Why is it important to commemorate the history of slavery in the United States?

Explore the purposes, challenges, and controversies related to historical memorials.

Videos featuring Renée Ater, Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, explore the purposes of historical memorials and analyze several memorials to slavery in the United States.

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