Cleveland

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

August 29, 2018

As students are returning to school at a challenging time in our democracy. At Facing History and Ourselves, we share an unwavering commitment to values that promote reflective and safe learning experiences, anti-bigotry principles, and a student-centered learning process. Read more about our new products that reflect those values.

   
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 2, 2017

Cleveland.com put together this profile on Cleveland's Facing History New Tech High School.

 

Events in Cleveland

Professional Development

2018

October

  • 23
    Empowering Student Voice and Agency
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    Empowering Student Voice and Agency

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups, we will explore why many Americans risked their lives to earn and protect the right to vote. We will also address other ways that students can use their voice and agency to create positive change in their schools and communities.
    10.23.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    ACLU of Ohio
    4506 Chester Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103

November

  • 8
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

     

    11.8.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Ursuline College
    Daley Hall
    2550 Lander Rd
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124

December

  • 7
    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
    12.7.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Case Western Reserve University
    Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
    11038 Bellflower Road, Suite 280
    Cleveland, OH 44106
2019

January

  • 16
    Teaching a Facing History Elective Class
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    Teaching a Facing History Elective Class

    A Facing History elective class  creates a space for students to delve deeply into facing history’s case studies and explore choices in historical moments. Students in Facing History and Ourselves elective classes engage in constructive dialogue to foster understanding and that students can understand their role in a democratic society today.   

    1.16.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102

February

  • 27
    Implementing Restorative Practices
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    Implementing Restorative Practices

    This workshop will explore ways to implement restorative practices and integrate these with Facing History pedagogy and your school community’s inclusive school culture.

     

    2.27.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Martin de Porres
    6202 St Clair Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103

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Videos

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

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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
Ingrid Tolentino
Lisa Vahey
Mary Ann Vogel
Marcia Wexberg
Sally Wertheim*
Trudy Wiesenberger
Khalilah Worley

* Emeritus

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