Students probe the history of the United States from 1830 to 1865. Using primary sources, readings, and lessons, students consider the experiences of people in the United States as well as the issues driving the political confrontation over slavery and the meaning of liberty.
The Choices Approach: Teaching About Contested Historical Turning Points
NOTE: Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice.
Participants will be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested issues. Teachers will be immersed in two Choices units: The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty (new in 2019) and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate (updated in Fall of 2018). Both resources are provided and bring new and diverse voices and perspectives to the classroom. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these programs for their classrooms.Hosted and sponsored by the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Workshop fee includes the print format AND a one-year license for the Digital Editions format of The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate curriculum units and a certificate of completion. Fee does not include breakfast or lunch; participants may bring their own food and beverages.
This interactive workshop is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.
Pre-registration is required. Early registration is recommended.