Cleveland

Our Cleveland office has helped more than 159,400 students connect history with the choices they make every day, and consider how they can make a difference.

Since the Cleveland office was established in 1999, Facing History has provided more than 2,450 educators with programs and resources that connect the study of history to lessons about tolerance, respect and civic participation today. These teachers reach over 159,400 middle and high school students in 294 public, independent, and religious schools across Ohio.

Since 2008, Facing History has deepened its relationship with Cleveland area school districts including Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and expanded its in-depth schools network to include Facing History New Tech High School, Laurel School, Citizens Leadership Academy, Magnificat High School, Hawken Middle School and Hathaway Brown Middle School. In addition to providing one-on-one support to individual teachers as they infuse Facing History's content and approach into their respective classrooms, Facing History has also been integrated into an ongoing program within CMSD -- Facing History New Tech High School. 

Address

Heights Rockefeller Building
3091 Mayfield Road, Suite 320
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
United States

Contact

216-321-9220

Events

Upcoming Events

2017

March

  • 1
    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.1.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 1
    A Community Conversation with Ron Haviv
    Community Event
    Ohio

    Social Justice Through A Photographer's Eye: A Youth Lead Community Conversation with Ron Haviv

    Join us for a Youth Lead Community Conversation with award-winning photojournalist Ron Haviv who has been telling stories through his remarkably captivating photos for three decades. He has worked in more than 100 countries, capturing images from some of the most significant moments of our time.
    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
    2929 Richmond Rd
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    3.1.17
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Event
  • 8
    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Webinar
    Online

    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.8.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 15
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.15.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 22
    Viral Rumors and Fact Checking
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    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.

    Student Summit: Viral Rumors and Fact Checking

    Viral Rumors and Fact Checking will give your students the opportunity to join a virtual classroom and meet with an experienced journalist to explore the challenges of sorting fact from fiction in the digital age. This is part one of a two-part series about key topics in news literacy for teachers and their classrooms.
    3.22.17
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April

  • 6
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civics education into ELA curricula. It explores important themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward others.
    4.6.17 - 5.10.17
  • 6
    Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    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.

    Student Summit: Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online

    The Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online will engage students with visual literacy strategies, and how we might be responsible consumers, sharers, and producers of journalistic images. This is the second event in the two-part series exploring key topics in news literacy for teachers and their classrooms.
    4.6.17
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 24
    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities
    Online Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    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.

    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities

    In this five-day online workshop, we will introduce you to content about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre that will broaden your teaching of World War II beyond its usual European focus. Through the lens of an overlooked moment in history—when the Japanese Imperial Army brutally raped, tortured, and murdered thousands of Chinese men, women, and children—we will discuss universal questions relating to war crimes and human behavior in times of crisis and explore post-war legal efforts to hold individuals and nations accountable.
    4.24.17 - 4.28.17

May

  • 9
    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism

    This webinar focuses on new materials that Facing History and Ourselves has developed on contemporary antisemitism.

     

    5.9.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

June

  • 9
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $400.00

    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.

    Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this workshop will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.

     

    6.9.17 - 6.20.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Gries Center
    10823 Magnolia Drive
    Cleveland, OH 44106

News

July 8, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cleveland Region of Facing History and Ourselves Launches Northeast Ohio Schools Network

June 8, 2016

Scenarios USA announced the winners for the 2016 Real Deal story-writing contest, including Mayraleeh Nelson, a rising senior at Facing History New Tech High School (FHNT) in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Videos

Kimberley Butler at the 2012 Cleveland Benefit Dinner

English teacher Kimberley Butler describes Facing History's impact at the 2012 Cleveland Benefit Dinner. She recalls the Holocaust and Human Behavior seminar, in which she met a survivor named Joe Klein: "With tears, and even some humor, he taught us to embrace the single most important knowledge that we must ingrain in ourselves and engender in our students: what it means to be, and how to be, a human being."

Hanna T. at the 2012 Cleveland Benefit Dinner

Hanna Tegel, a senior at Westlake High School in Westlake, Ohio, wowed audiences at the 7th Annual Cleveland Benefit Dinner with her story about her Facing History experience. Hanna discussed how her participation in the Facing History Student Senator group, and the support she received from Facing History teacher Elizabeth Nored, has impacted her life and influenced her decisions about college and beyond.

Kyra H. at the 2012 Cleveland Benefit Dinner

Kyra Hall, a senior at Shaker High School, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, told audiences at the 7th Annual Cleveland Benefit Dinner about her Facing History teacher, Amanda Ahrens, who gave her the tools to become a natural leader.

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