Digital and Print Curriculum: Unique units bridge history and current issues.
The U.S. Role in a Changing World
In the ninth edition of this curriculum unit, students identify global issues, assess national priorities, and decide for themselves the role the United States should play in the world. This edition of the unit includes three new lesson plans and many other updates and additions.
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.
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.
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. Integrates with Google Classroom, Canvas, Blackboard, and more. No student logins. Individual and site licenses available.
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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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
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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
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