Congratulations on your purchase of a U.S. History Series from the Choices Program! This section of our website is designed to support your efforts to implement the series in your school or district. If you need additional support, please contact or 401-863-3155. 

U.S. History Series Overview 

The Miro board, an online bulletin board, found here features our U.S. History Series. There is a navigation panel in the lower right corner of the board that allows you to zoom in/out or pan around. There is a table of contents available if you click on the >> icon and select Frames in the lower left corner of the Miro board.

You can also read more about the curriculum units in the U.S. History Series by visiting each unit’s webpage.

Implementing the U.S. History Series: Guidance for School Leaders

We encourage you to download this guidebook and share it with your staff members.

Award-winning Curriculum

The curriculum unit The Vietnam War: Origins, History, and Legacies that is part of the U.S. History Series was awarded the 2024 Buchanan Prize from that Association for Asian Studies. The prize is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding pedagogical, instructional, or curriculum publication designed for K-12 or college undergraduate instructors and learners. This is the third time that the Choices Program as been selected as the Buchanan Prize winner. In 2012, the curriculum unit The United States in Afghanistan received the award. In 2014, the unit Indian Independence and the Question of Partition received the prize.

Choices and the Teaching Hard History Framework on Slavery

The Choices Program recently partnered with Kate Shuster, the director of the Teaching Hard History (THH) Project, to document how selected units in the Choices U.S. History Series align with the Teaching Hard History Framework on American Slavery. We encourage you to become familiar with the key concepts and summary objectives found in the framework, and then read the THH director’s comments on how selected Choices U.S. History units fit the framework. Check out the videos below for interesting discussions between Kate and Choices writing staff members about how Choices units can support your teaching of the framework.

How does the Choices Program’s Racial Slavey in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies unit align with the THH framework?

How does the Choices Program’s The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty unit align with the THH framework?

How does the Choices Program’s Westward Expansion: A New History unit align with THH framework?

Video collection: How Historians Do Their Work

We invite you to share our YouTube playlist How Historians Do Their Work with your students to help them understand how historians analyze diverse sources and “do” history.

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