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New Curriculum


Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate

Explore the history of immigration to the United States and prepares students to articulate their own views on the future of immigration policy.

NEW Edition

Empire, Republic, Democracy: Turkey's Past and Future

Trace the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the history of the Turkish Republic. Grapple with the questions and challenges facing people in Turkey today.


Responding to Terrorism: Challenges for Democracy

Students use readings and primary sources to prepare for a debate in the U.S. Senate on the response to terrorism.

New Edition

Confronting Genocide: Never Again?

Through case studies and primary sources, students trace the international community's response to genocide and consider how to respond in the future.

Professional Development

US Role
Introductory Workshops

Engaging Students in International Issues: The Choices Approach

Our workshops are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and our approach to teaching current and historical international issues.

Open Educational Resources

Teaching with the news
Free Open Educational Resources

Teaching with the News

Online curriculum materials and lessons to connect the content of your classroom to the headlines in the news. Topics cover a range of foreign policy and international issues.

Free Open Educational Resources


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Values Activity
Teaching with the News

Values and Public Policy

In this lesson students identify and prioritize values they hold, explore differences openly and engage in constructive civic dialogue, and analyze how values inform perspectives on public policy.

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