Established in 1999, the Cleveland office has provided more than 3,143 educators with programs and resources. These teachers reach over 219,100 middle and high school students in 448 public, independent, and religious schools across Ohio.

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Facing History and Ourselves has deep relationships with all Cleveland area school districts, especially, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). In 2012, CMSD and Facing History started a high school, Facing History New Tech, where Facing History curriculum and values are embedded into every grade level and discipline. Facing History Tech, along with 11 other public, parochial, and charter schools in our partner schools network, are dedicated to engaging students with rigorous interdisciplinary content to foster academic skills and ethical awareness.


Learn More About Our Impact

Read about our vision for the future and our work in Cleveland and beyond. Learn how you can get involved.


The Northeast Ohio School Network

In addition to the 305 schools we reach annually, Facing History has a comprehensive school wide program for those schools who want a broader impact. Through the NEO Schools Network, Facing History is working closely with 12 independent, parochial, and public Cleveland area schools to implement Facing History’s approach school-wide, across all grade levels and in all subject areas.

News and Announcements

December 21, 2017

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reports that CMSD students step out of their comfort zones and expand their “universe of obligation” by spending the day with students from the Fuchs Mizrachi Stark High School..

September 20, 2017

Read this piece from CMSD News Bureau to discover how Facing History is helping students at John Marshall School of Information Technology explore their identities in a number of their classes.

August 14, 2017

Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

February 28, 2017

Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation, in partnership with The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, present a Youth Lead Community Conversation featuring award winning and Emmy nominated photojournalist, Ron Haviv, on Wednesday, March 1 at The Maltz Museum.

February 2, 2017 put together this profile on Cleveland's Facing History New Tech High School.


Events in Cleveland



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    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.


    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Cuyahoga Community College, East Campus
    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center
    4250 Richmond Rd
    44122 Highland Hills


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    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents

    Join Facing History for a series of workshops throughout the school year that provide classroom strategies and resources educators can use to help students recognize that their choices can contribute to a thriving democracy.  


    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    The Gathering Space
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102
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    Creating and Implementing Meaningful Advisories

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Creating and Implementing Meaningful Advisories

    In this workshop, participants will learn about many of the Facing History resources on themes of identity, membership, community, and Choosing to Participate that can be used to develop an advisory program that meets the needs of their school community.
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Magnificat High School
    20770 Hilliard Blvd
    44116 Rocky River


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    Literature that Engages in Identity, History and Choices

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History and Choices

    Educators will be introduced to Facing History resources, including study guides for To Kill a Mockingbird, The Giver, and Red Scarf Girl, and our new guide for teaching Elie Wiesel’s Night.  Participants will also learn ways to use the Facing History approach to teach any literary text.  The workshop will equip teachers with practical and interactive literacy strategies and provide  rich primary sources and historical background for teaching fiction and memoir.  

    Recommended for 6th-12th grade teachers.

    In this workshop you will:

    Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills.

    Explore topics such as identity and belonging, membership, stereotype, and upstander behavior.

    After this workshop you will:

    Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.

    Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost.

    5.17.18 - 5.18.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    John Carroll University
    1 John Carroll Blvd
    University Heights, OH 44118

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

Facing History in 60 Seconds

There are many classes that teach science, math, and English. There’s only one that teaches us to be more human.

Facing History's Northeast Ohio School Network Inaugural Summit

Learn how this network of schools is dedicated to building safe and inclusive school culture, teaching Facing History curriculum, and growing student engagement.

Kimberley Butler at the 2012 Cleveland Benefit Dinner

English teacher Kimberley Butler describes Facing History's impact


Facing History, Cleveland Advisory Board

Anne Conway Juster, Chair

Carolyn Arnold
Susan G. Block
Holly Brooks*
Amy K. Carlson
Daniel Cohn
Howard Freedman*
Joyce Glickman*
James A. Goldsmith
Eduardo Kim
Garet Libbey
Jay Masurekar
Jonida Preka Morelli
Amy G. Rogat*
Shelly Saltzman
Sonni Senkfor
Koyen Shah
Marcy Levy Shankman
Marjorie Simon
Cynthia Tancer
Loung Ung*
Lisa Vahey
Mary Ann Vogel
Marcia Wexberg
Sally Wertheim*
Trudy Wiesenberger
Khalilah Worley

* Emeritus

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