In the Press

Published Articles

Libraries at the Center of Civic Dialogue: Hosting Public Policy Discussion
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Susan Graseck

The Choices Program: Indian Independence ønd the Question of Partition
Education About ASIA (Winter 2014)
William J. Tolley

An EAA Interview with the 2014 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize Winners for Indian Independence and the Question of Partition
Education About ASIA (Winter 2014)

Using Competing Visions of Human Rights in an International IB World School
Social Education (MayJune 2013), published by National Council for the Social Studies, www.socialstudies.org. William J. Tolley

Discovering Choices in the World Geography Class
The Social Studies Texan - Summer 2012, Brittany Berry

Life Long Learners and Global Citizens: Human Rights in the Classroom
National Peace Corp Association. Fall 2010. Jessica Waltman

Students Wrestle with Substantive Content and Hold Leaders Accountable
The Leader, National Social Studies Supervisors Association, Fall 2009, Sarah Lundy

Teaching with Controversy
Educational Leadership, Vol 67, September 2009, Susan Graseck
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Capitol Forum Lessons for Social Studies Classes: U.S. Teachers Approach Controversial Current Issues in High Schools, Suite 101.com, November 20, 2009, Barbara Shema

History: A Lens on Our Future
The Ole Landmark, Alliance of Black School Educators, Louisville, KY, Spring 2009, Susan Graseck

Explore the Past to Understand the Present and Shape the Future
Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies, December 2008, Susan Graseck

Teaching about Iraq; It's More Than Current Events
The Leader, National Social Studies Supervisors Association, Spring 2007, Mollie Hackett

Why We Teach Social Studies
The Leader, National Social Studies Supervisors Association, Spring 2007, Ron Levitsky

The Continuing Challenge of Nuclear Weapons
The Leader, National Social Studies Supervisors Association, Spring 2006, Andy Blackadar

Teaching about Slavery—Not Just a Southern Problem
The Leader, National Social Studies Supervisors Association, Fall 2005, Sarah Kreckel

The Fog of War—A timeless resource for classroom teaching
The Leader, National Social Studies Supervisors Association, Spring 2004, Susan Graseck

In the News

An EAA Interview with 2012 Franklin R. Buchanan Co-Prize Winners for The United States in Afghanistan
Education About Asia - Fall 2012

Teaching 9/11: Few Standards, Many Curricula Lead To Classroom Improvisation
Huffington Post - September 9, 2011

R.I. teachers struggle with how to approach 9/11
The Providence Journal - September 8, 2011

As Protests Spread In Middle East, History Comes Alive For US Students
Here and Now - WBUR Boston's NPR News Source - February 18, 2011

High school program promotes human rights
The Brown Daily Herald - September 30, 2010

New England’s Hidden History
The Boston Globe Sunday - September 26, 2010
New England's Hidden History was the lead story in the Ideas Section of the Sunday Globe. The article considers New England's history with the slave trade and how this history is being re-examined. The Choices Program is highlighted for its curriculum on New England slavery.

Program Teaches Afghan Studies to High School Students
Rhode Island's NPR - December 10, 2009
Choices was featured on WRNI - Rhode Islands NPR station. Hear how a local teacher is using Choices' Teaching with the News lesson on Afghanistan in her classroom. Choices' Curriculum Director, Andy Blackadar, was interviewed.

Genocide Claiming a Larger Place in Middle and High School Lessons
Education Week - October 27, 2007

Teaching the Iraq War
Here & Now - February 27, 2007
How do high school students learn about the war in Iraq? To find out, Here & Now interviewed Kelly Keogh, a teacher in Illinois, and his student. Keogh was working with Choices' Teaching with the News lesson on the Iraq War. They also interviewed Susan Graseck, Director of the Choices Program.

Teaching Kids 9/11
Here & Now - September 9, 2006
What are children learning about 9/11? To find out, Here & Now spoke with Josh Otlin, a high school history teacher from Massachusetts, and Susan Graseck, Director of the Choices Program.

After a Year, Students Take a Second Look at the Iraq Invasion
New York Times – February 11, 2004
New York Times reporter, Sam Dillon, returned to a classroom in Normal, IL to follow up on a visit one year earlier.

Threats and Responses in the Classroom; Schools Seek Right Balance As Students Join War Debate
New York Times – March 7, 2003
New York Times reporter, Sam Dillon, went to a classroom in Normal, IL to observe students working with resources developed by the Choices Program.

Schools Plan Curriculums That Focus on Sept. 11
New York Times – July 28, 2002
New York Times reporter, Jennifer Medina, looks at how 9.11 is addressed in schools and colleges one year after the attacks. The Choices Program is highlighted as a program that would be used in more than 1000 classrooms in September.

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