The Choices Program provides a number of teaching tools for use with Choices resources in the classroom. They include teaching activities, graphic organizers, and assessment tools. Most can be used with a range of units.
Brings university scholars into your classroom. Each video features a scholar answering a specific question in his or her field of expertise. Brief and informative, these videos are designed to supplement Choices curricula and are conveniently organized by readings, by lessons and by scholars, so you can choose how to access them. Scholars Online Videos are also embedded in our iBooks textbooks.
One of our mandates as teachers is to help students become active citizens by entering into the national dialogue on public policy issues. An understanding of values is central to these discussions. However, some students enter the discussion unsure of what is meant by values. This simple values exercise can clarify the concept of values and how they shape policy.
Social Studies Excellence: The Choices Approach is a self-paced, noncredit learning module designed to introduce educators to the Choices approach and resources for teaching about contested international issues.
These guidelines are designed to help students understand and practice deliberative dialogue.
In this activity students will be able to explain the merits and the trade-offs of a policy option, be prepared to craft a policy option that reflects their own views on the issue, and practice deliberative dialogue in a small group.
Sample student and teacher assessments which can be used with a range of curriculum units.
Learn about ways to ensure a successful Choices role-play or simulation experience for students.
A Choices Role Play
Watch students do the role-play activity from Conflict on the Korean Peninsula: North Korea and the Nuclear Threat