Conference Session

Settler Colonialism and Westward Expansion

8:30 am — 9:30 am
NCSS Conference
Philadelphia, PA

Why teach about settler colonialism? This engaging session will examine readings, lessons, and videos in the Choices Program’s Westward Expansion: A New History unit. The unit introduces secondary students to the term “settler colonialism” in addition to the idea of “westward expansion” to emphasize the processes of Native removal and the acquisition of land by U.S. settlers

Participants must be registered for the NCSS conference to attend.

Register Per Person
Two exquisitely hand-drawn Native Americans, one facing forward and one to the side, over an old map of the United States in muted colors

All participants will receive a one-year free trial to the Westward Expansion: A New History unit in the Digital Editions format.


Any U.S. history teacher who covers this time period is welcome 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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