Revisiting Afghanistan

Exploring Civic Engagement in the Classroom

All Educators Are Invited

The Choices Program invites you to the third in a series of events to build a community of educators in Chicago who are dedicated to collaborating with each other in teaching about contested international issues and deepening interest in civic engagement.

Saturday, April 27th, 9:30am-1pm

2233 N Clark St

Chicago, IL

Francis Parker School

Sponsored by the Choices Program, with funding from the McCormick Foundation. Thanks to the Francis Parker School for their additional support.




9:45 - 11:15 – Culture and Conflict in Afghanistan

Ryan Perkins, Postdoctoral Fellow in South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago will share insights gained from his March visit to Afghanistan.

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:30 Best Practices in Civic Engagement

Small group sharing by teachers who use Choices materials and other resources to foster civic engagement among students. Please bring your ideas!

12:30-1:00 Lunch, sharing of resources and networking plans.

Registration is free but space is limited.

Please register by Monday, April 22, as space is limited. Registration is free, and includes a copy of the Choices unit The United States in Afghanistan, lunch, a certificate of completion and a chance to win additional Choices units.

Register by emailing your name, school name and what you teach to Mimi Stephens, Choices Professional Development Director. A confirmation email will be sent to you.

For more information, contact local Teaching Fellows Kevin Conlon or Kelly McKee.