Engaging Students in Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

nerc46-presbannerWednesday, Seminar I, 9:30–11:30

Engaging Students in Contested Issues: The Choices Approach

Clara Webb, Boston Latin School, Boston, MA

 

This clinic demonstrates the Choices inquiry-based approach to exploring historical and contemporary issues in the classroom. Participants take part in a sampling of lessons from a unit on human rights, including a culminating activity that explores multiple viewpoints on a contested issue. Other takeaways include a free digital copy of the unit, access to online resources, and strategies for adapting Choices materials to meet the needs of your students and curriculum.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College/University, Teacher Training/Certification, Administrators/Department Heads

Strand Identification: U.S. History, World History, International Studies