Introductory Workshop

Teaching about Contested International Issues: The Choices Approach

9:00 am — 3:00 pm
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI

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

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

Teachers will be immersed in The Middle East: Questions for U.S. Policy and China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response (provided). We will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals, learn about Choices digital editions, and look at other opportunities for you and your students to engage in additional content on the Middle East and China.

Participants will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues in social studies education from across the state.

Hosted by the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, and the Hub for Teaching and Learning, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Register $145Per Person
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Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion.


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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Kristine Frailing

Choices Teaching Fellow
Kristine Frailing is a 20 year veteran teacher from south Florida and is currently residing in Tennessee where she is a Board Member on the Tennessee Council for the Social Studies. She taught four advanced placement courses for College Board and is a reader for the AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam. She is the 2012 Social Studies Teacher of the Year for Broward County, FL. Kristine has been conducting workshops for Choices for five years and is dedicated to providing professional development and resources to teachers around the country.
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