Introductory Webinar

Westward Expansion: A New History: A Curriculum from the Choices Program

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
NCHE Booth Session

In recent years, scholars have reexamined the history of the West by focusing on Native American groups. With limited sources, they have struggled to piece together histories that do not generalize the experiences of Native Americans, and that accurately portray complicated interactions that occurred. This unit, Westward Expansion: A New History, considers major events and policies that accompanied U.S. westward growth in the nineteenth century. Students also explore this history on a local level in southern Arizona.

This session is not a content lecture. Rather, it looks at the readings, lessons, and videos that make up this 10-day curriculum.

NOTE: This session will take place at 12 pm EDT.

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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 session will take place in the Choices Program’s virtual booth at the NCHE 2021 Virtual Conference. Participants will receive tips and ideas for integrating this curriculum unit into their classes.


This workshop is appropriate for high school history and other social studies educators, including IB and AP educators. High school humanities teachers often use our materials and are also invited to attend.

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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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