Introductory Workshop

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
DACOR Bacon House
Washington, DC

Our workshops are interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!

Participants will be completely immersed in The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy, and will examine parts of Between World Wars: FDR and the Age of Isolationism. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals. The workshop will also highlight free resources on the Choices website.

Co-Sponsored by DACOR, An Organization of Foreign Affairs Professionals
Register $145Per Person
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$95 Before January 31

$145 After January 31

Workshop includes two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Districts may register 5 or more participants at a discount. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.

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Tom Brannan

Choices Teaching Fellow
Tom recently retired from George C. Marshall High School in Fairfax County, VA, where he taught IB History for 14 years. He currently serves on the Board of Governors of DACOR and DACOR Bacon House Foundation in Washington, DC. Before he began a teaching career, he worked in city management, regional planning, and journalism. Tom holds an MPA from George Mason University and a BA in political science from Catholic University. He co-authored Coaching Model United Nations, a Teacher’s Guide, published by U of Nebraska Press in 2013.
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