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

October

  • 25
    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism

    Over the past few years, there have been many times when we've awakened to news of terrorism---close to home or far away. As an educator of adolescents, what do you do? How do you create a context for a conversation? When do you choose to scrap your daily lesson and focus on contemporary events? When do you pause for a moment and then carry on with your planned curriculum? This webinar addresses these questions and others, providing support for educators to think about what and how they will teach in a time of terror. 
    10.25.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November

  • 7
    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Webinar
    Online

    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition! 
    Online
    11.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 8
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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 Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Education in American History

    In this workshop, we will discuss the impact of race on education and membership through the lens of the Eugenics Movement. Participants will explore how questions of membership, race and education in the early part of the 20th century continue to have echoes and legacies today.

    11.8.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    John Carroll University
    The Lombardo Student Center
    1 John Carroll Boulevard
    University Heights, OH 44118
  • 15
    Navigating Difficult Conversations: Gender Identity
    Webinar
    Online

    Navigating Difficult Conversations: Gender Identity and the Classroom

    In this webinar, we will discuss how to facilitate thoughtful classroom conversations about gender identity so that open and respectful dialogue can happen in your classes.
    Online
    11.15.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 29
    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary

    In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of atrocities committed at Nanjing in December of 1937 by the Japanese Imperial Army, Facing History and Ourselves will offer a webinar introducing the teaching resource: The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War and an approach to teaching this history.

    Online
    11.29.17
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • 30
    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary

    In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of atrocities committed at Nanjing in December of 1937 by the Japanese Imperial Army, Facing History and Ourselves will offer a webinar introducing the teaching resource: The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War and an approach to teaching this history.

     

    Online
    11.30.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

December

  • 7
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition! 
    Online
    12.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2018

February

  • 27
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

    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.

     

    2.27.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD

April

  • 10
    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    Safe and ​I​nclusive ​S​paces for LGBTQ ​St​udents

    Join Facing History for a series of workshops throughout the school year that provide classroom strategies and resources educators can use to help students recognize that their choices can contribute to a thriving democracy.  

     

    4.10.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    The Gathering Space
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102

News

February 28, 2017

Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation, in partnership with The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, present a Youth Lead Community Conversation featuring award winning and Emmy nominated photojournalist, Ron Haviv, on Wednesday, March 1 at The Maltz Museum.

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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