Introductory Workshop

Colonization and Independence in Africa

3:50 pm — 4:50 pm
Costa Mesa Hilton, Balboa 2
Costa Mesa, CA

Join the Choices Program for a session at the California Council for the Social Studies Conference! Explore four African case studies that examine the contested nature of colonization and independence. Walk through lessons that build historical thinking skills and identify how “perspective” impacts historical inquiry.

Register for the CCSS conference here.

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All participants receive a one-year license to the Choices Program’s Digital Edition of the curriculum Colonization and Independence in Africa.


This interactive workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.

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Barbara Doten

Choices Teaching Fellow
Barbara Doten currently serves as the Site Director for the California International Studies Project at CSU Long Beach. Her work with PK-12 educators centers around bringing awareness and understanding of critical global issues and the practices of global competencies to engage teachers and students in designing active local/global community solutions. Barbara's teaching career spans 36 years as a middle and high school teacher in the Los Angeles and Long Beach Unified school districts. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in History/Social Science in 2007 and was recognized in 2004 as the California Council for the Social Studies High School Teacher of the Year.
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