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.

New Unit

The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty

Students probe the history of the United States from 1830 to 1865. Using primary sources, readings, and lessons, students consider the experiences of people in the U.S. as well as the issues driving the political confrontation over slavery and the meaning of liberty.

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Video Series on Iran

What are some misunderstandings that people in the U.S. have about Iran?

Explore Islamophobia, the roles of women, the oil industry, media and social media, the Green Movement, and more.

Videos featuring Johns Hopkins University anthropologist Narges Bajoghli address life and politics in Iran as well as the views of Iranians and Americans about each other’s countries.

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