Introductory Workshop

The Choices Approach: Teaching About Contested Historical Turning Points

8:00 am — 3:00 pm
Hartford, CT

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)
Three women speaking at the front of a room

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.

Headshot of Sara Slogesky

Sara Slogesky

Choices Teaching Fellow
Sara Slogesky is the K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Specialist at the Capital Region Education Council in Hartford, CT, providing Social Studies leadership for 16 magnet schools. Sara taught social studies for nine years at East Hartford High School and humanities for three years at Innovation Academy Charter School in Massachusetts.
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