Introductory Workshop

Teaching about Contested International Issues: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
GCE Lab School
Chicago, IL

The workshop is currently full. Please contact us to be placed on the waiting list. 

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

Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested issues and exploring multiple perspectives.

Teachers will be immersed in the Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate unit and will examine parts of the Climate Change and Questions of Justice unit. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.

Participants will learn about Choices digital editions and other opportunities for you and your students to engage in content on Immigration and Climate Change issues. You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues in social studies education from across the state.

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Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.


History, geography, current issues, civics, government, 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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