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.


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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

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


Events in Cleveland

Professional Development



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    Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

    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 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 the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and the newly revised teacher guide to Elie Wiesel’s Night, and is intended for middle and high school teachers.



    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Society of Friends
    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
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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