History and Current Issues Curriculum

The Choices Program draws on scholarship from Brown University to produce innovative curriculum and videos that make contested international issues accessible, engaging, and relevant to secondary school audiences.

Perspectives from history. Choices for today.

Teaching with the News

Taking It to the Streets: A Year of Global Protests

Students examine photographs of protests from around the world, analyze the origins and causes of protest movements, and identify similarities, differences, and patterns.

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Teaching with the News

The United States-Iran Crisis

Students review the history and consider the current status of U.S.-Iran relations as they develop media source analysis skills and analyze different perspectives on the current situation.

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Video Series on Memorials to Slavery

Why is it important to commemorate the history of slavery in the United States?

Explore the purposes, challenges, and controversies related to historical memorials.

Videos featuring Renée Ater, Associate Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, explore the purposes of historical memorials and analyze several memorials to slavery in the United States.

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