Webinar Series

The Choices Program’s U.S. History Series: Bringing All Voices into the Story

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Complete U.S. History Webinar Series

What makes the Choices Program’s U.S. History series different from many curricular offerings in the marketplace? One way that Choices curriculum units stand out is our commitment to telling a responsible and inclusive history of the United States. Join us for this four-part exploration of practical examples of how our curriculum brings multiple voices into the telling of history, while still providing the coverage of key turning points that are required in most standards.

1 – Prioritizing African American Voices in the Curriculum – July 26, 3 pm EDT
How do we create an inclusive history in our units? Learn how Choices units cover key turning points in U.S. History from multiple perspectives. Join us as we share our Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Rubric and apply it to three of our curriculum units.

2 – Teaching Hard History’s Framework for Teaching American Slavery and the Choices Program’s U.S. History Series – August 2, 3 pm EDT
Our colleagues at Teaching Hard History recently reviewed six Choices Program U.S. History curriculum units to document how these units address the Key Concepts and Summary Objectives outlined in the Framework. Join us to learn more about how these Choices units fit into the five eras of history described by the Framework, and strategies for using the Framework in tandem with the Choices unit to present a comprehensive history of American slavery to your students.

3 – Bringing Native Voices into the Curriculum –  August 9, 3 pm EDT
Join us as we examine the lessons, readings, and videos that highlight Native American voices in selected Choices Program curriculum materials. 

4 – Imperial America (1890-1914) – August 16, 3 pm EDT
How and why did the United States embark on a process of global imperial expansion? Choices’ newest curriculum unit, Imperial America: U.S. Global Expansion, will be unveiled in this session. The unit includes a lesson on Native Hawaiian resistance, a political cartoons activity, an analysis of John Gast’s “American Progress” painting, and a lesson on various soldiers’ experiences and viewpoints in the Philippine-American War, as expressed in historical letters, diaries, and memoirs. And much more!

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This is a free webinar series. Participants who attend all four sessions will receive a 5-hour certificate of completion (includes one hour of reading in advance).

Sample lessons will be provided at most of the sessions.

Curriculum coordinators or department chairs who attend all four sessions are eligible for a complimentary trial to the U.S. History series in Digital Editions (trial expires November 1, 2021).

Register for any or all four sessions! The Register link on this page will register you for all four sessions. If you wish to register for fewer sessions, select the individual sessions and add them to your cart before checking out (more details about each session are available at these links):

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4


All are welcome. This webinar series is most appropriate for curriculum coordinators, department chairs, U.S. History teachers, and those who teach electives that address issues of diversity and inclusion.

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Mimi Stephens

Choices Director of Sales and Professional Development
Mimi is the Director of 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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