Students explore the history of immigration to the United States and recent U.S. policy as they consider the complexities of the U.S. immigration debate and prepare to articulate their own views about this issue.
Teaching about Contested Issues: The Choices Approach
Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues.
Teachers will be immersed in the Immigration and U.S. Policy Debate unit and will examine parts of the Civil War unit. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.
There will also be an opportunity to network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.Co-sponsored by Illinois Humanities, Illinois Capitol Forum, the History Department at ISU, McLean County Museum of History, and the Illinois Council for the Social Studies.
Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.
History, current issues, civics, government, geography 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.