"I believe in the power of Facing History."
—Durias D., Facing History Alum
“I know I can always turn to Facing History.”
—Eran D., EducatorRead about Eran’s Facing History journey
“I went to a Facing History workshop and it opened my eyes."
—Tareeq R., Educator
"We knew that we wanted to have Facing History be a part of the school from the beginning."
—Meredith G., Founder of New Haven AcademyRead about a Facing History school
uses lessons of history
to challenge teachers
and their students
to stand up to bigotry and hate.
We are Facing History
Facing History & Ourselves is more than our name. It is an active and continuous process that calls on each of us to connect the choices of the past to those we face today. To build a more just and equitable future, we must face our history in all its complexity, Are you ready to face history with us?
Learn how you can experience Facing History
Japanese American Incarceration Survivor and Entertainer Examine Difficult History with George Takei
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And hopefully, they will always remember what happened to us and make sure that it won't happen again.
Sonia Weitz, Holocaust survivor and poet
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Events for Everyone
Exploring The U.S. and the Holocaust, a Film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein
Allegiance with Facing History
Becoming & Belonging: Living up to the True Essence of Community (A Community Teach-In)
The Embrace: Exploring Memorials and Public Memory
Confronting Antisemitism: Communities Standing Up, Together
2023 Southern California Benefit
Gain a New Perspective
Professional Learning for Educators
Teaching for Equity and Justice in the Context of Jewish Education
Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
Teaching Red Scarf Girl
Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
Teaching the History and Legacies of Canada’s Residential Schools
Engaging with Text Selection in ELA Classrooms
Mini Course: Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour (UK)
InterGeneration: Exploring Storytelling Through Film and Conversation
Facing History Foundations: Examining Moral Universe and Choices
Mini Course: Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour (Canada)
Facing History Foundations: Moving Safely In and Safely Out of Difficult Histories
Teaching for Equity and Justice Workshop
Gain a New Perspective
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Facing History students are 94% more likely than their peers to report that their class motivated them to learn.
92% of Facing History teachers agree that Facing History helps their students stand up for what they believe even when others disagree.
91% of elective teachers agree or strongly agree that their Facing History course promoted their students’ abilities to ground reading, writing, and speaking in evidence from text.