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New and Notable
Through case studies and primary sources, students trace the international community's response to genocide and consider how to respond in the future.
Teaching with the News
We have compiled an annotated list of suggestions for various classroom approaches to discussing the many dimensions of this tragedy with students.
Students consider the complex factors that led to rebellion, war, and, ultimately, the independence of the United States.
Students use readings and primary sources to prepare for a debate in the U.S. Senate on the response to terrorism.
A Choices Program Working Conference
Join the Choices Program and teacher facilitators from Tabor Academy for two days of interactive presentations, discussions and working sessions.
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Exploring the Choices Approach to Contested Issues prepares participants to lead introductory workshops.
Students explore the history of Western relations with China and consider the global impact of China's economic growth, societal transformation, and increasing international involvement.
Teaching with the News Lesson
Students review a timeline of black activism in the United States from the 1950s to today and identify core themes of the civil rights and Black Lives Matter movements.
Students analyze the mix of U.S. interests and values at play and explore the rise of ISIS, the history of Iran's nuclear program, and other issues that shape U.S. ties to the Middle East.
Our workshops are designed to introduce teachers to Choices curriculum units and our approach to teaching current and historical international issues.
Teaching with the News Lesson
Students gain an understanding of the current refugee crisis by mapping data and exploring personal accounts of refugees.
Students reflect on global changes, assess national priorities, and decide for themselves the role the United States should play in the world today.
Students are asked to see the world from the perspective of Mexican citizens and to consider current issues Mexico faces.
Students explore the causes and effects of global warming and delve into questions of who is most responsible for and vulnerable to the changing climate.