A Choices Program Working Conference
Engaging Students in Inquiry and Discussion on International Issues

June 27-28, 2017 
Tabor Academy, Marion, MA

Pre-conference day for teachers new to Choices – June 26, 2017

Prepare for the 2017-18 academic year by:

Exploring Choices units appropriate for U.S. History, World History, Geography, Civics, Government or Contemporary Issues courses; 
Networking, sharing best practices, and having fun with other social studies educators from across the country; and
Planning how you will implement Choices units in your classroom, so you will be ready to go in September 2017!

Who Should Attend: All middle and high school teachers, regardless of their familiarity with the Choices Program’s materials, are invited to attend. 


Transitioning from the DBQ to the Enduring Issues Essay

Third in the transitioning series sponsored by LICSS

NYS Regents Part 3 - The Enduring Issues - Global History

Monday, August 21, 2017

7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Molloy College

Suffolk Center

Farmingdale, NY

In this workshop, teachers will be provided with:

  • Checklist of enduring issues with multiple examples
  • Examine prototypes of the enduring issues
  • Strategies for creation of enduring issues essay
  • Teaching strategies for helping students with social studies practices assessed by the Enduring Issues Essay

Brazil, Cuba, Mexico: Bringing Latin America Into the Classroom

June 29-30, 2017, Brown University, Providence, RI

Curricular Workshops on Units Provided:

Brazil: A History of Change; 
Between Two Worlds: Mexico at the Crossroads; and 
History, Revolution, and Reform: New Directions for Cuba. 

Topics covered in the units include race, immigration, democracy, U.S.- Latin America relations, and Latin America’s role in the world. 

Content Presentations:

Changing Notions of Race in Brazil 
James Green, Director of Brazil Initiative, Brown University 
Cuba in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities 
Jennifer Lambe, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History, Brown University

Who Should Attend: Secondary and college level educators who bring Latin America into the classroom are the target audience. Choices materials are appropriate for courses in world history, geography, Latin American Studies and Spanish.

Co-sponsored by the Brown University’s Brazil Initiative and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.Type your paragraph here.