Rather than taking the usual approach of learning history from only the perspective of the elite political leaders, students consider the opportunities, hardships, aspirations, and questions facing people across society in the United States in its earliest years—from 1783 to 1830.
Teaching About Contested Historical Issues: An Introduction to Brown University’s Choices Program with A New Nation
Brown University’s Choices Program invites educators to join us for an introductory immersion workshop on our curriculum and approach for teaching about contested historical issues.
Our inquiry approach to controversial issues—both current and historical—will support your students to:
build historical thinking skills such as sourcing, contextualization and chronological reasoning;
create persuasive arguments;
analyze evidence to determine fact from opinion; and
build consensus across differences to sharpen civic literacy skills.Co-sponsored by Bloomfield Public Schools and Oakland Public Schools
All participants receive a print format AND a one-year license for our Digital Editions format of the Choices A New Nation curriculum unit and a certificate of completion.
Pre-registration is required.
Early registration is advised.
This interactive workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.
“Thank you again for a great session. One of the best PD experiences I have had in years.”
– Connie, Teacher from Connecticut