Memphis | Facing History & Ourselves
Since the Memphis office opened in 1992, more than 1,900 educators from across the state have participated in our professional development programs. These educators annually reach an estimated 190,000 middle and high school students in over 485 public, independent, and religious schools as well as colleges and universities in the region.
In Tennessee, Facing History curriculum units have been endorsed at the district and state levels. The semester-long Facing History high school elective course has been certified by the Tennessee Department of Education. Memphis City and Shelby County Schools have also adopted Facing History units as a mandate for social studies curriculum in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
Facing History and Ourselves is actively used in history, literature, interdisciplinary, government and specially designed Facing History electives in schools all over Tennessee. In addition to being incorporated into K-12 schools, Facing History is also taught in colleges and universities. Our program associates work with educators to help them use these materials in the most appropriate ways.
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