Introductory workshop

China on the World Stage: An Exploration of U.S.- China Relations with the Choices Program

9:00 am — 3:30 pm
Boulder, CO

This is a hands-on workshop. We will conduct activities from the Choices units China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response and Climate Change and Questions of Justice (provided) and discuss ways to implement the units in your classroom.

Our inquiry approach to controversial issues—both current and historical—will support your students to:

DEVELOP critical thinking skills such as sourcing, contextualization, and chronological reasoning;
CREATE persuasive arguments;
ANALYZE evidence to determine fact from opinion;
BUILD consensus across differences to sharpen civic literacy skills.

The workshop will also include a presentation by Dr. Sarah Tynen of the University of Colorado Boulder, who will share her recent research on the situation in Xinjiang and the impact of Chinese government policies on the Uyghurs in that region.

Co-sponsored and hosted by the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Cost: $145 per person. Thanks to support from the Program for Teaching East Asia at the University of Colorado Boulder, the first 10 people to register will receive the reduced price of $105.

The registration fee includes the print format and a one-year Digital Editions license for two Choices Program curriculum units, China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response and Climate Change and Questions of Justice. Lunch and a certificate of attendance are also included.


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

Your program was informative, interesting, and helpful. As a speaker and presenter, your style is most effective. No nonsense, fun, and engaging.
– Fred T., History Teacher, Florida

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of 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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