Introductory Webinar

Westward Expansion: A New History

7:00 pm — 8:15 pm

How does perspective affect the “story” of U.S. westward expansion? The Choices Program’s Westward Expansion unit (revision forthcoming in Spring 2021) includes ten innovative lessons, each of which sharpens a different skill. Throughout the unit, students consider multiple perspectives on interactions between diverse Indigenous groups, as well as between Indigenous groups and U.S. settlers.

We’ll experience a lesson or two from the unit and we’ll also review other Choices Program curricular materials for bringing Indigenous voices into the classroom, including lessons from our A New Nation unit and The American Revolution unit.

NOTE: This webinar will take place at 7 pm EDT.

Register $0Per Person
Two exquisitely hand-drawn Native Americans, one facing forward and one to the side, over an old map of the United States in muted colors

This is a free webinar.

Participants will receive lessons from the curriculum unit.


This webinar is appropriate for middle and high school history, social studies, and humanities teachers, including AP and IB educators.

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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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