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.

Violins of Hope, Cleveland Uses Music and Drama to Teach About Resilience

Violins of Hope Education Concert by The Cleveland Orchestra combines music and theater to give educators and students a unique and powerful lens by which to view the important role of music in Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust.

To use the full concert recording in your classroom, please visit the ideastream video page and follow the password request instructions.

Violins of Hope Cleveland is a collaboration between Facing History and Ourselves, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and ideastream.


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

January 11, 2019

Check out this collection of our top offerings from 2018. The classroom resources, events and learning opportunities are still relevant and engaging today. 

October 25, 2018

In advance of the midterm elections, Facing History CEO Roger Brooks stops to consider the impact of non-voters, and worse, uninformed voters in an Op-Ed published on

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.



Events in Cleveland

Professional Development



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    Implementing Restorative Practices

    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.


    February 27, 2019
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Martin de Porres
    6202 St Clair Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103


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    Immigration and Integration

    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.

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.
    March 19, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School
    26500 Shaker Blvd
    Beachwood, OH 44122


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    The Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era

    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 Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era

    The study of the Reconstruction Era in American history is essential to the understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. We will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the civil war.
    June 18, 2019 - June 19, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Society of Friends House
    10916 Magnolia
    Cleveland, OH 44106

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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
Howard Freedman*
Joyce Glickman*
James A. Goldsmith
Gregory A. Gumbs
Eduardo Kim
Garet Libbey
Jay Masurekar
Jonida Preka Morelli
Karen Nichols
Amy G. Rogat*
Shelly Saltzman
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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