Digital and Print Curriculum: Unique units bridge history and current issues.
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.
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.
Juneteenth: Symbolism, Ritual, and Meaning
Juneteenth has been designated as a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. In this free lesson, students learn about the history of the Juneteenth holiday, analyze text sources that reveal important symbolism and rituals in Juneteenth commemorations, and research local celebrations of Juneteenth.
Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate
In this unit, students explore the history of immigration to the United States and recent U.S. immigration policy as they consider the complexities of U.S. immigration policy and prepare to articulate their own views about this issue. It includes lessons on immigrant experiences, oral histories, refugees and resettlement, and more.
Climate Change and Questions of Justice
This updated unit examines the causes and effects of global warming and delves 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. The updated edition includes a new focus on youth climate activism, updated content on global climate negotiations and agreements, and more.
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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.