Digital and Print Curriculum: Unique units bridge history and current issues.
Digital Editions takes the high-quality, up-to-date curriculum units educators expect from the Choices Program to a whole new level. Compatible with all devices, including mobile. Stand-alone, web-based platform but also easy to use with Google Classroom, Canvas, Blackboard, and more. No student logins. Individual and site licenses available.
The Genocide Convention and War in Ukraine
In this free lesson, students examine the definition of genocide in the Genocide Convention, consider the issues with differing interpretations of the Genocide Convention, and analyze sources that demonstrate the ongoing debate over whether atrocities in Ukraine constitute genocide.
Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
In the eighth edition of this engaging curriculum unit, students explore the evolution of the international community's response to genocide and examine how the U.S. has responded to multiple cases of genocide. Includes new content on the Uighers in China and the OvaHerero-Nama Genocide in Namibia.
An Interactive Timeline: Black Activism and the Long Fight for Racial Justice
In this lesson, students review an interactive, multimedia timeline of Black activism, identify patterns and themes, and consider accomplishments of civil rights activists and the enduring obstacles to racial equality.
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies
Take advantage of our free one-year license in Digital Editions for this popular curriculum unit, which provides a wide-ranging overview of racial slavery in the Americas and the opportunity for students to consider how the past shapes the present.
Genocide, the Genocide Convention, Prevention
This series of sixteen videos in our online collection features James Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, who addresses risk factors for genocide, prevention, challenges, the Genocide Convention, and more.
The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy
In the second edition of this important unit, students examine oil and geopolitics, issues between the Palestinians and Israel, the significance of the Iranian Revolution, and other issues that have shaped U.S. relations in the region.
Climate Change and Questions of Justice
Students examine the causes and effects of global warming and delve into questions of who is most responsible for and vulnerable to the changing climate. Students also grapple with how to respond to climate change in ways that are both effective and fair.
Colonization and Independence in Africa
In this unit, students explore Africa in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and consider the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies. Students also consider some of the ways Africans responded to European colonialism.
INTRODUCTORY VIDEO: The Choices Program draws on scholarship conducted at Brown University and beyond to produce innovative curriculum and videos that make contested international current and historical events accessible, engaging, and relevant to secondary school audiences.
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Digital Editions is very easy to use and the curriculum is great in providing multiple perspectives and fostering discussions. I like the ability to edit and adapt the resources to my students' needs.— Gina, History and Social Studies Teacher, California
[Choices materials] bring together well-curated resources and the lesson plans are well-crafted, so I rarely have to make significant adjustments. When the topics align with my course effectively, it's a great 'deep dive.'— Brooke, History and Current Issues Teacher, Pennsylvania
Choices is an amazing curriculum, better than others out there. It offers teachers resources to teach truthful history.— Johanna, History and Geography Teacher, New York
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