Conference Session

Teaching About the Syrian Civil War: Origins and Consequences

4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
NCSS Virtual Conference

This session will take place as part of the virtual NCSS Annual Conference.

The Syrian Civil War and resulting refugee crisis is a defining humanitarian issue of our time. How did colonialism, sectarianism, and the Arab Spring affect Syria? Join us for an overview of our curriculum unit, The Syrian Civil War, and learn about the Choices Program’s approach to teaching about current issues.

NOTE: This session will begin at 5 pm ET.

Register $0Per Person

All who attend the session will receive a one-year Digital Edition license for The Syrian Civil War curriculum unit from the Choices Program.


This session is open to participants who are attending the virtual NCSS Annual Conference. All secondary level educators who include Syria or current issues in their teaching are welcome to attend.


Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of 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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