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 International Issues: The Choices Approach
Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
An introduction to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
A deep immersion in the Choices unit: Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate (provided to all participants);
A sample lesson from the forthcoming Choices unit The Syrian Civil War. Participants will receive their own copy of The Syrian Civil War as soon as it is available;
A tour with a Syrian Global Guide in the Penn Museum’s newly renovated Middle East Galleries paired with a thought-provoking talk about an Iraqi man’s global journeys; and
Six Act 48 credits.Co-Sponsored by: University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center, University of Pennsylvania's Middle East Center, and The Penn Museum
Two curriculum units, lunch, Act 48 credit, and all workshop materials are included. A limited number of $100 scholarships are available to PA teachers, thanks to PENN South Asian Center, on a first come, first served basis. Please email Mimi Stephens to request a scholarship.
Parking will be covered by our sponsors. Details will be sent to you in the confirmation email.
The workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies and humanities teachers.