Introductory Workshop

Teaching About Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Leonia High School
Leonia, NJ

NOTE: This workshop is now full and registration is closed.

Participants will be immersed in The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty and Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy units and discuss ways to use the units in the U.S. History classroom to meet specific classroom goals.

You will also be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach for teaching about contested topics in U.S. history and network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.

“Excellent workshop! Truly
transformative PD!”
– John, Massachusetts

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Workshop fee includes the print format AND a one-year license for the Digital Editions format of The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty and Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion.

Pre-registration is required.


History and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged 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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