Since 1990, the Chicago office has served more than 10,000 local educators with programs and resources reaching 750,000 middle and high school students.


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Our training enables students to deepen their knowledge of history, their understanding of the origins of hatred and violence, and their ability to relate history to their own lives. Our collection of resources helps educators address sensitive topics, like the 2016 election, in the classroom. A strong alliance with Chicago Public Schools and growing partnerships with suburban, religious, and charter schools enables us to have critical and significant impact. 


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Chicago Public Schools educators and administrators discuss how Facing History professional development has helped prepare them to address important topic with their students.

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Videos to Inspire You

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

Impact of Facing History in a Classroom

Chicago teacher describes how Facing History helps him address issues of identity.

Ava Kadishson Schieber, Holocaust Survivor, Shares Her Story with Facing History Students

Holocaust survivor, artist, poet, Ava Kadishson Schieber speaks to students about how she survived the war by leaving her family and hiding on a farm. She answers students questions about her survival, her faith, and her education.

Facing History Now

Facing History and Ourselves empowers students to know themselves and use their voice. Get inspired by these stories and then consider making history with us.


Facing History, Chicago Advisory Board

Stacy Sharpe, Chair*

Eric Adelstein
Aaron Bianco
Gene Bindler
John Brooklier
Greg Cameron
Ellen B. Carmell**
Steve Cohen
Theresa Cothern
Lilly Farahnakian
Kristyn Friske
Jill Garling*
Karen G. Harrison*
Amy Kaplan
Kevin Keefe
Christopher D. Lueking
Richard Melcher**
Peter J. Miller
Linda K. Miner
Jo Ann Nathan
Stuart Nathan
Joanne Nemerovski
Bonnie Oberman
Kathy Richland Pick**
Michael Pucker**
Peggy Salamon, MD
Carole Segal
Gordon Segal
Monica Swope
Trish Tullman
Dr. Manika Turnbull
Tom Wippman
Judy Wise*
Aretae Wyler

*Board of Directors
**Leadership Council

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