Great Decisions High School Resources

Welcome to Great Decisions High School Resources! We at the Foreign Policy Association are excited to share the inaugural edition with you! For over 100 years, the Foreign Policy Association (FPA)—a non-partisan not-for-profit—has striven to foster awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. The FPA annually releases our Great Decisions briefing book and public television series focused on eight international challenges facing the nation at this moment.

With teens today intent on making their voices heard on a range of critical issues, we decided to provide additional Great Decisions resources for a high school audience. Each topic pack includes representation of young activists and how students can act on the topic at hand. We have included several debates that we feel confident will engage your students. The Back Page provides assessment opportunities such as commentary and analysis on topical political cartoons, essay questions, and highlighted vocabulary from the article that will support students’ understanding of the material. We hope this is just the start of the ways you can use the article and broaden your students’ comprehension of each topics.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on how you have used this resource in your classroom! Please e-mail us at [email protected] Students can send their responses for the blog, comments, and questions, to [email protected] We will be following up with a survey to learn how to better support you and your classroom.

As educators so often are, you are the backbone of this operation, and we invite you to share this first issue with other teachers and students. You can also watch our Great Decisions documentary series on YouTube.

Thank you for bringing us into your classroom this year, whether you’re in school physically or working remotely. We wish you luck in navigating this challenging year and hope we can support you and your classroom.

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