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

April

  • 4
    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.
    4.4.17
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 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
  • 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

  • 8
    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.

    6.8.17 - 7.12.17
  • 8
    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.
    6.8.17 - 7.19.17
  • 9
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    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
  • 15
    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.

    6.15.17 - 8.2.17

July

  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $500.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features the fully revised edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle school and high school educators. *Please note we are working to confirm our location for this seminar. Location information will be posted as soon as it is secured, as well, you will be notified upon registration. Thank you for your patience!

     

     
    7.24.17 - 8.4.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH

News

February 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Valerie Linson
Editorial Director, Facing History and Ourselves
(617) 735-1698

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.

Participating Schools

Videos

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

Hanna T. at the 2012 Cleveland Benefit Dinner

High school senior Hanna Tegel discusses how Facing History has impacted her life

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