Students examine oil and geopolitics, issues between the Palestinians and Israel, the Egyptian revolution, Syrian refugees, and other issues that have shaped U.S. relations in the region.
Teaching about Contested International Issues: The Choices Approach
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.
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.