Introductory Workshop

Teaching about the Civil War

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Brown University
Providence, RI

Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!

Participants will be immersed in The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty unit (provided) and discuss ways to use the unit 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, network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area, and learn about additional opportunities at Brown University for you and your students to engage in innovate content on this time period in U.S. history.

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

Register $75Per Person

Workshop fee includes The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty curriculum unit, 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.


Mimi Stephens

Choices Professional Development Director
Mimi is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program and a Research Associate at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. 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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