Established in 1999, the Cleveland office has provided more than 4,000 educators with programs and resources. These teachers reach over 275,000 middle and high school students in 470 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.


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Read about our vision for the future and our work in Cleveland and beyond. Learn how you can get involved.


Northeast Ohio Partner Schools 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 13 independent, parochial, and public Cleveland area schools to implement Facing History’s approach school-wide, across all grade levels and in all subject areas.

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.

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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    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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    Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

    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 Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle school and high school teachers.
    July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    4909 Lorain Ave
    44102 Cleveland

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Facing History, Cleveland Advisory Board

Anne Conway Juster,* Chair

Carolyn Arnold
Amy K. Carlson
James A. Goldsmith
Gregory A. Gumbs
Eduardo Kim
Garet Libbey
Jay Masurekar
Jonida Preka Morelli
Karen Nichols
Shelly Saltzman
Koyen Shah
Marcy Levy Shankman
Marjorie Simon**
Cynthia Tancer
Ingrid Tolentino
Lisa Vahey
Mary Ann Vogel
Marcia Wexberg
Trudy Wiesenberger
Khalilah Worley
Susan G. Block,** Emeritus
Holly Brooks, Emeritus
Howard Freedman, Emeritus
Joyce Glickman, Emeritus
Amy Rogat, Emeritus
Loung Ung, Emeritus
Sally Wertheim, Emeritus

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

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