Digital and Print Curriculum: Unique units bridge history and current issues.
Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
In the eighth edition of this engaging curriculum unit, students explore the evolution of the international community's response to genocide and examine how the U.S. has responded to multiple cases of genocide. Includes new content on the Uighers in China and the OvaHerero-Nama Genocide in Namibia.
Russia and the United States: Perspectives from History—Choices for Today
The sixth edition of this unit includes added content to account for events in Ukraine and more details about NATO. It includes two new lessons as well as new primary sources, images, study guides, and graphic organizers.
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.
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. Stand-alone, web-based platform but also easy to use with Google Classroom, Canvas, Blackboard, and more. No student logins. Individual and site licenses available.
Best Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning
Choices has been selected by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as one of the Best Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning in 2023! Check out our Digital Editions curriculum, free online video collection, and free online Teaching with the News lesson plans!
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What Teachers Are Saying
The quality of the scholarship is extraordinary and my students benefit from accessing current information. The material is really wonderful and the role-playing lessons are really good. I recommend Choices!— Susan, History Teacher, Massachusetts
Digital Editions is very easy to use and the curriculum is great in providing multiple perspectives and fostering discussions. I like the ability to edit and adapt the resources to my students' needs.— Gina, History and Social Studies Teacher, California
[Choices materials] bring together well-curated resources and the lesson plans are well-crafted, so I rarely have to make significant adjustments. When the topics align with my course effectively, it's a great 'deep dive.'— Brooke, History and Current Issues Teacher, Pennsylvania
Choices is an amazing curriculum, better than others out there. It offers teachers resources to teach truthful history.— Johanna, History and Geography Teacher, New York
States have schools using Choices Program materials as well as more than 200 international schools.
Curriculum units for courses in Current Issues, U.S. and World History, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, and Geography.
Students around the world benefit from the Choices Program’s award-winning curriculum each year.
Professional development webinars and workshops held annually.