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.

Office

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

2016

September

  • 26
    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Online Workshop
    Online

    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is an international and aspirational document created by Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others, in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. This online workshop will prepare you to bring this history into your classroom.
    9.26.16 - 9.30.16
    Event

October

  • 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 civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    10.6.16 - 11.9.16
  • 6
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    10.6.16 - 11.16.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in Jewish Settings
    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this online course examines the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial? How is it shaped by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this online course, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 13
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
    10.13.16 - 11.30.16
  • 27
    Civil Rights Historical Investigations
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $270.00

    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.

    Civil Rights Historical Investigations

    The American Civil Rights Movement was a watershed moment for our nation. This workshop will explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by this moment in history. By studying the choices that led to critical episodes in that struggle, students learn to analyze history using a lens of how identity, group membership, ethics, and moral judgements have influenced historical events and they also learn to connect this history meaningfully to contemporary events.
     

    10.27.16 - 10.28.16
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Temple-Tifereth Israel
    26000 Shaker Blvd
    Beachwood, OH 44122

December

  • 5
    Resistance During the Holocaust
    Online Workshop
    Online
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    Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans

    Join us for a three-day online workshop to explore our new unit, “Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans.”  This resource, created in partnership with Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, helps counter the portrayal that Jews were helpless victims, lacking the courage or means to fight back. 
    12.5.16 - 12.7.16
    Event
2017

January

  • 23
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Online Workshop
    Online

    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.

    1.23.17 - 1.25.17
    Event

February

  • 2
    Introduction to Facing History
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $10.00

    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.

    Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves

    Join us for an interactive workshop that will introduce you to Facing History’s model for engaging teachers and students with classroom-ready resources and interdisciplinary teaching strategies and content.

    2.2.17
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County
    6393 Oak Tree Blvd
    Independence, OK 44131
  • 23
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $270.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility?  Using Facing History's interdisciplinary approach to citizenship education, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups.  We will move from thought to judgement to participation as we confront the moral questions inherent in a study of violence, racism, antisemitism and bigotry.

    In the workshop you will:

    2.23.17 - 2.24.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH

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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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