The Choices Program, an initiative developed at Brown’s Watson Insitute for International Studies, has received the Franklin R. Buchanan Award. Established in 1995 by the Association for Asian Studies Committee on Educational Issues and Policy and the Committee on Teaching about Asia, the Buchanan Award is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level, elementary through university. The curriculum that won the award, The United States in Afghanistan, was published in September 2011 and designed for secondary-school social studies classrooms. The curriculum provides students with primary source documents, readings, and new media sources and asks them to engage in role playing to help them consider the future of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. The curriculum development was funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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