Introductory Workshop

Teaching about Genocide and Human Rights Through a Civics Lens: Meeting State Standards

8:30 am — 3:00 pm
Brown University
Providence, RI

Rhode Island and Connecticut are the two most recent states to require teachers to address issues of genocide and human rights in the classroom. The new Massachusetts state framework for teaching civics calls for students to show they can “use the political process to communicate with elected officials” and “plan strategically for change while demonstrating civic dispositions such as respect for others, commitment to equality, capacity for listening and capacity for communicating in ways accessible to others.”

Join the Choices Program to learn how two of our engaging units, Confronting Genocide: Never Again? and Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy, can be used in your middle or high school classroom to address these requirements.

Register $145Per Person
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Workshop fee includes the print format AND a one-year license for the Digital Editions format of Confronting Genocide: Never Again? and Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy curriculum units, lunches, and a certificate of completion.

Massachusetts teachers who attend may earn 12 PDPs.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.

Pre-registration is required.


This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school educators who teach about genocide or human rights and would like to use these topics to engage students in an examination of current world issues. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.

“That was the best professional learning opportunity EVER!”
– Deb, New Hampshire

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of Sales and Professional Development for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.
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