This unit provides a wide-ranging overview of racial slavery in the Americas and the opportunity for students to consider how the past shapes the present.
Teaching Difficult Histories: An Introduction to Brown University’s Choices Program Curriculum Units
If you teach at an American school abroad or an international school that follows an American curriculum, join Brown University’s Choices Program for a two-day immersive introduction to four of our award-winning curriculum units. We’ll explore each part of the four curriculum units – student readings, multiple lessons, and short videos – and discuss ways to implement them in various classroom settings. Highlighted units are:
- Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies (World History and U.S. History, Contemporary Issues)
- Colonization and Independence in Africa (World History)
- Confronting Genocide: Never Again? (World History and Contemporary Issues)
- Imperial America: U.S. Global Expansion, 1890-1915 (U.S. History and World History)
Please see the draft agenda here.Co-sponsored by the American School of Barcelona
A two-year Digital Editions license to the four units that are highlighted during the program will be provided for each participant’s school. Substitutions for other titles are possible. Lunch and a 12-hour certificate of completion are also provided.
Cost: $290 until Friday, December 30, 2022. After that, registration will be $430 USD. Please register early to ensure your spot.
NOTE: Please do not book non-refundable travel plans until you receive a confirmation email from the Choices Program.
The program is geared toward high school history and social studies educators, including IB and AP teachers. Middle school educators and college faculty also use our materials and may find the program beneficial.