The following units are currently in the research and development stage or being revised at the Choices Program. Look for announcements regarding availability via our website, newsletter, and social media!

The Weimar Republic and the Rise of Nazi Germany

This curriculum unit will examine the dynamic, complex history of the Weimar era in Germany and interwar Europe more generally. Readings will introduce students to political and economic shifts before and after World War I, social and cultural changes of the 1920s and 1930s, and the rise of the Nazi Party. The unit will explore essential concepts such as imperialism, nationalism, antisemitism, fascism, racism, and modernism. Readings and lesson plans will place particular emphasis on individual experiences, artistic expression, historical memory, and the history of place. Lesson plans will engage students with a wide range of primary sources and media, including statistics, maps, images, personal narratives, videos, and objects. Students will use technology collaboratively, explore and communicate concepts creatively, and think critically about the foundations of democracy. The development of historical empathy will be a core objective of the unit.

The United States and Afghanistan

This revision (third edition) will incorporate the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021 and help students assess the effects of the past twenty years on the people of Afghanistan and the implications for U.S. policy. The revision will include new lessons, revised study guides, and major updates to the student readings.

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