Students probe the history of the United States from 1830 to 1865. Using primary sources, readings, and lessons, students consider the experiences of people in the U.S. as well as the issues driving the political confrontation over slavery and the meaning of liberty.
Teaching About Contested International Issues: An Introduction to Brown University’s Choices Program
Brown University’s Choices Program invites educators to join us for a two-day, introductory immersion workshop on our curriculum and approach for teaching about contested international 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;
build consensus across differences to sharpen civic literacy skills.
All participants receive a one-year, school-wide Digital Editions license for the following units:
- The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty
- Climate Change and Questions of Justice
- Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
- History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba
Lunches and a certificate of completion are also included.
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