Voices & Choices introduces students to the foundations, issues and responsibilities of democracy and citizenship in a series of units:
Throughout the four to six week units, students develop critical-thinking, collaboration and other essential skills. When participating students present their work in a citywide Civil Rights Summit or Constitution Today Town Meeting, they showcase the results of their learning — and the lessons of civic responsibility.
Interactive Teaching and Learning
Technology-based resources enhance instruction in multiple ways, starting when teachers log on to each unit's website to access lesson plans, classroom texts, visual materials and interactive content. In every lesson, students are kept engaged by critical topics in today's world, authentic sources, and curriculum-based multimedia activities.
Lesson plans, available in both digital and print formats, include scaffolds for students.
As a comprehensive professional development program, Voices & Choices offers teachers the support they need to successfully implement the curriculum, which is aligned with the NYS Learning Standards for Social Studies.
An up close look at a NYC classroom implementing Constitution Today in preparation for participation in the Town Hall Meeting.