Summer Two-day Workshop

New Directions in Choices’ U.S. History Series

8:30 am — 3:30 pm
Brown University
Providence, RI

The goals of the program are to provide:

  • An introduction to the Choices multiyear expansion of its U.S. History series that will align with a typical U.S. history scope and sequence;
  • An examination of three Choices U.S. History units, The American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion, Westward Expansion: A New History, and A New Nation, each of which strives to tell a responsible and thorough account of a moment in U.S. history;
  • Ideas on pedagogical approaches to teaching about contested historical turning points from multiple perspectives; and
  • Practical ways to implement Choices materials in diverse classroom settings.

This is a hands-on, interactive program. Participants will be asked to engage in activities, contribute to discussions, and lead small group presentations. There will be two content presentations by scholars: 

  • Dr. Linford Fisher will provide an introduction to his innovative, ground-breaking Database of Indigenous Slavery in America.
  • Françoise Hamlin will speak on a topic to be determined.


Draft Agenda

Prerequisite:  Participants are asked to read the student text of the American Revolution unit and Westward Expansion unit before attending. A pdf copy of each unit will be emailed upon registration.

Register $175Per Person
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The following three units: American Revolution: Experiences of Rebellion, Westward Expansion: A New History, and A New Nation (forthcoming), lunch each day, parking, and a certificate of attendance.


U.S. History teachers and department chairs are the main audiences for this program. Materials are appropriate for and can be adapted to a high school or introductory college-level audience. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Sales and Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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