Choices produces curriculum for secondary school social studies classrooms on historical and contemporary issues. The program’s staff collaborate with faculty and use new research and scholarship to create accessible student readings, lesson plans, and videos for use in a wide array of history and current issues classrooms.
With more than three decades of secondary education curriculum development experience, a national network of teachers, and the support of the Department of History, the Choices Program bridges the space between academia and secondary school classrooms. Choices’ resources reach a diverse audience. Today, they are used annually by more than 1 million students in more than eight thousand secondary schools across the United States, as well as about two hundred international schools. In addition, the Choices Program has extensive experience running professional development programs for educators in the United States and abroad. In the past three years, the program has organized and conducted 140 workshops and webinars for roughly 3,000 teachers.