Digital and Print Curriculum: Unique units bridge history and current issues.
The United States in Afghanistan
Students grapple with questions regarding the involvement of the United States in Afghanistan by exploring Afghanistan’s culture and history and then examining the events that led to the Soviet invasion, the arrival of Osama bin Laden, and the U.S. involvement since 2001.
Taking It to the Streets: Global Protests during the Pandemic
In this free lesson, students examine photographs of protests from various countries around the world, develop research questions and conduct research into specific protests, and analyze some of the similarities and differences regarding the causes of street protests and governmental responses to them.
Imperial America: U.S. Global Expansion, 1890-1915
Students explore the historical connections between the United States’ creation of a settler colonial empire in North America (what is often called “westward expansion”) and the nation’s acquisition of an overseas colonial empire following the War of 1898.
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What Teachers Are Saying
Digital Editions are excellent resources. The curriculum pushes my students to think outside their normal frame of reference and engages them to go beyond and find more about a topic, which builds academic rigor and stamina.— Ernie Lee, 2016 Georgia Teacher of the Year
The material is set up in a way that is engaging, and the direct quotes and short videos are great. We LOVE the debates! They are always the best part of the year per student feedback. And when I have a question, I always get an immediate answer.— Susan, Digital Editions User
I like that I can select which parts to show students. The embedded videos and images are nice too. These are great resources and they show a variety of perspectives.— Stephanie, Digital Editions User
I loved the recent Teaching with the News lesson! I was struggling with a way to explain the really complex situation and realized you had a lesson. It became a really great way to introduce some concepts.— Sara, Connecticut
States have schools using Choices Program materials as well as more than 200 international schools.
Curriculum units for courses in U.S., World History, Current Issues, and Geography.
Students around the world benefit from the Choices Program’s award-winning curriculum each year.
Professional development webinars and workshops held annually (usually) around the globe.