Introductory Workshop

Teaching about Genocide and Human Rights: The Choices Approach

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
PCSS Pre-conference Session
Harrisburg, PA

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 Confronting Genocide: Never Again and will examine parts of Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy.  Both curriculum units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to specific classroom goals.

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

Co-sponsored by The Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies
Register $145Per Person
Collage of pamphlets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in several languages

Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunch, and a certificate of completion. PA teachers can receive Act 48 credit.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers.


History, geography, government, current issues, civics 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.

Headshot of Mark Previte

Mark Previte

Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Mark Previte is Associate Professor of Secondary Education at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he coordinates the secondary social studies program. He is a Past President and current member of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies and serves as program chair of the NCSS Issues Centered Education Community. His research interests include issues centered education, democratic classrooms and the historical foundations of social studies.
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