The Teacher Conversations videos below highlight how educators integrate Choices Program materials into their various courses. From small rural classrooms to Catholic schools to urban multi-cultural settings, teachers who are new to Choices as well as those who have used it for years describe the value of the Choices role play and how it helps their students understand and retain the material while conducting an engaging activity.

  • Lindsay Lemons discusses how she can easily insert Choices units into her curriculum or choose only particular elements to integrate. She teaches world history, world geography, and government at the K-12 IB charter school, Westlake Academy in Westlake, Texas.
  • Stephanie Laflamme describes the accessibility of Choices Program materials, the value of the Choices role play, and using Teaching with the News lessons in her IB Honors Global Studies class at Bedford High School in Bedford, New Hampshire.
  • Kevin Connors uses different parts of Choices units in his various classes. He notes how the Choices role play helps his students understand the difficult decisions that elected officials must make. He teaches world history, U.S. history, and U.S. government at Red Lodge High School in Red Lodge, Montana.
  • Kelly Keogh says the Choices role play helps his students thrive in learning how to articulate a position and solidify their thinking. He teaches international relations and AP government at Normal Community High School in Normal, Illinois.
  • Jennifer M. La Place spells out how she easily adapts Choices materials for students at various academic levels. She teaches world history, humanities, globalization, and AP government at the multicultural Centennial High School in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Heidi Reinhart uses Choices material in a range of ways—from background material for her own preparation to doing every lesson and activity in a unit with her students. She teaches world cultures at the Catholic all-girls Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha, Nebraska.
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