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Choices Program Offers Free Resources for Teachers on the U.S.'s Role in the World

Choices for the 21st Century Education Program invites teachers to engage their students in the national dialogue on the role of the U.S. in the world. The Choices Program is working with The People Speak to bring this topic to high school students this fall….

The coming months will be a time of heightened public debate in the United States concerning the U.S role in the world. The Choices Program is working with The People Speak to bring this topic to high school students this fall.

In mid-August, 4600 teachers across the country received a packet of resources from the The People Speak designed to engage high school students in this topic in the classroom and beyond the classroom in their extracurricular or community activities. Free resources included:

– The U.S. Role in a Changing World (reproducible text and teacher guide)
– The People Speak Youth Circles Guide (designed to help students build on their experience in the classroom to organize and lead discussions in other venues)
– Youth Circles poster

Ask for your free packet: If you did not receive this free packet and would like to engage your students in this topic this fall, you are invited to contact the UN Foundation at 202-778-3534 or via email at info@thepeoplespeak.org.

Engage your students: All students participating in this initiative – either in the classroom or beyond – are encouraged to complete the online ballot available on the Choices Program web site at www.choices.edu/usroleballot. A full report will be sent to the White House, Members of Congress, and the press following the 2004 elections.

Let The People Speak know: If you are going to participate in The People Speak – either in class or by helping your students to lead discussions on the U.S. role in the world in other extracurricular venues – we encourage you to let The People Speak know. You can go online to www.thepeoplespeak.org/youthcircles.

There is further information on The People Speak Youth Circles on the Choices Program web site at www.choices.edu/peoplespeak.

About The People Speak: The People Speak is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations including the UN Foundation, ABC News, and the American Enterprise Institute. Information on The People Speak is available online at www.thepeoplespeak.org.

Check the CHOICES Program web site for new and updated resources.

Explore the Past – Shape the Future
History and Current Issues for the Classroom
www.choices.edu

Choices for the 21st Century Education Program
Watson Institute for International Studies
Brown University, Box 1948
Providence, RI 02912

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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