Since 1990, the Chicago office has served more than 8,633 local educators with programs and resources reaching 622,800 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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Videos to Inspire You

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

CPS Educators on Facing History and Student Connections

Chicago Public School Teacher, Marilen Corres, describes how the unique resources and voices from history in her Facing History classrooms gives voice to the voiceless.

Making History Personal

Facing History teacher Alayna Washington, describes how Facing History provides her students the tools they need to connect history to contemporary issues they are facing today.

Chicago Educators on the Impact of Facing History’s Professional Development

North Grand Teacher and Principal explain the unique and powerful impact Facing History Professional Development can have on a school’s environment, teachers, and students .


Facing History, Chicago Advisory Board

John Brooklier, Chair*

Eric Adelstein
Aaron Bianco
Gene Bindler
Ellen B. Carmell*
Steve Cohen
Linda Burns Coleman
Nick Colvin
Theresa Cothern
Jill Garling*
Karen G. Harrison*
Roxanne Hori
Amy Kaplan
Kevin Keefe
Christopher D. Lueking
Paul Meister
Richard Melcher**
Peter J. Miller
Linda K. Miner
Jo Ann Nathan
Stuart Nathan
Joanne Nemerovski
Bonnie Oberman
Kathy Richland Pick**
Michael Pucker**
Michael J. Sacks
Peggy Salamon
Carole Segal
Gordon Segal
Stacy Sharpe*
Monica Swope
Trish Tullman
Dr. Manika Turnbull
Tom Wippman
Judy Wise*

*Board of Directors
**Leadership Council

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