Digital and Print Curriculum: Unique units bridge history and current issues.
NEW UNIT: One of the primary legacies of racial slavery is the white supremacy and anti-black racism that remain to this day. Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies provides the opportunity for students to consider how the past shapes the present on these fundamental issues.
History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba
Cubans have very different opinions about their country and its history, particularly about the Cuban Revolution that began in 1959. In the second edition of this unit, students explore Cuba’s history and the Cuban Revolution, and consider the country’s future.
“This Is Not Who We Are.” Or Is It? Historians Contextualize the Capitol Riot
In this lesson, students will work together to explore six different excerpted articles from historians and scholars who, in the days after the Capitol riot, sought to provide historical context for the events of January 6.
From Washington to Biden: Comparing Inaugural Addresses
In this free lesson, students read or view past presidential inaugural addresses, analyze their messages, and discuss their visions for the country. Students will then view and analyze President Biden’s address, discuss their findings, express their own views, and reflect on the purpose and meaning of presidential inaugural addresses.
Climate Change and Questions of Justice
This 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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Black Lives Matter, the Killing of George Floyd, and the Long Fight for Racial Justice
In this FREE lesson, students review a timeline of black activism, identify patterns and themes, consider accomplishments of civil rights activists and the enduring obstacles to racial equality, and evaluate platforms for activism and the role of social media in protests.
The Russian Revolution
This is a major, must-have overhaul and replacement for this popular unit. Students explore the events leading up to Lenin and the Bolsheviks' assumption of power; the political and economic conditions that led to the fall of the Tsar; and the competing political ideologies in revolutionary-era Russia.
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Your curricula changed the way my students think about the world. They can see their country in France's peasants and the enslaved people of Saint Domingue. They can understand Black people's plights in the language of Emilioano Zapata. They have the tools to navigate the complexities of this moment.— Savannah, Connecticut
This is an amazing [digital] platform you have. I can't believe how intuitive and user friendly it is. The fact that you have a "student view" is priceless... My students always comment at the end of the year how the Choices units we have done are their favorite.— Charlie, Washington
The digital format works well. I am able to have my students read informative material without having to copy readings that could be lost, but I have the option to print if students prefer paper. I am able to control what students see. The option to unselect material is great if I am only using parts of a unit.— Betsy, Rhode Island
I have been able to easily assign Choices readings, and since the study guides open in Google Docs, it has been a seamless transition to use the online Choices resources. Many, many thanks for providing the e-access for us!— Pam, New Hampshire
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