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Choices Program Curriculum Series and NEH Summer Institute

The Choices Program offers all 40 of our history and current issues curriculum units as individual units or in one of five series: U.S. History, World History, Current Issues, Geography, and the Complete Series. Check them out to see which ones are the best fit for your classroom.

Order a series and save 10 percent off the regular price of individual units. (This is our usual series pricing, not a special promotion.) Curriculum is available in print and in our web-based Digital Editions. Choices staff members are ready and willing to assist you with any purchasing decisions or questions via phone call (401-863-3155) or email ([email protected]).

We are accepting applications through March 3 for our weeklong NEH Institute taking place July 10-14, 2023, at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. American Soldiers in American Wars: History and Memory will provide a hands-on experience and introduce a rich and engaging model for teaching about World War II, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Teachers participating in this professional development program will also learn how to apply this unique teaching model to all U.S. military conflicts.

Twenty-five applicants will be selected for the Institute. Full-time or part-time educators who teach in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools or as homeschooling educators may apply. A stipend of $1,300 meant to cover some of or all travel, meals, and housing costs will be provided following full participation in the Institute.

Apply here.

Wiener Lab Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Senior Visiting Professor, Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (INA), University of Tübingen, will supervise the intensive field school. Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy and the understanding of site formation processes.

A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences.

The cost for Room and Board is 400 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to and within Athens are not included.

The course will take place from June 3 to June 10, 2023. Applications should be submitted no later than February 15, 2023 via the online application form . Application materials include a brief cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees. Referees might be contacted for references after the application deadline, if necessary. Applicants will be notified in March.

Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.

Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological Sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology, 2nd edition 2022 by Paul Goldberg, Richard I. Macphail, C Carey, and Y Zhuang (Blackwell), and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press). A syllabus will be emailed three weeks before the start of the field school.

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at [email protected]