Denver / Rocky Mountain States

Our Denver/Rocky Mountain States service center provides professional development resources to more than 2,452 area educators in 320 public, religious, and independent schools.

Facing History and Ourselves has been building a presence in Denver since 1991. We provide more than 2,452 area educators with programs and resources. These teachers reach over 155,500 middle and high school students each year, in 320 public, religious, and independent schools throughout the region.

Address

PO Box 473042
Aurora, CO 80047​
United States

Contact

303-316-4848

Denver Office to Transition to Service Center Model

Denver Office to Transition to Service Center Model

Please be aware that the Denver office is transitioning to a service center model after June 30, 2016. Senior Program Associate Heather Frazier will continue her work with educators in and around Denver, while the other members of the Denver staff will transition to new opportunities on or before June 30. This page will be updated with a P.O. Box and other contact information for the Denver Service Center in late June when the current office at the Posner Center for International Development closes. With ongoing support from Facing History headquarters, we are confident that this model will enable us to maintain our presence in Denver-area schools.

We will continue our core work of supporting the teachers in our network and will continue to offer workshops and seminars. In fact, Facing History will be releasing a much-anticipated set of resources on teaching the Holocaust next fall that Heather will be sharing with teachers. And we are excited to continue our partnership with Denver Public Schools, where over 6,000 students will receive Facing History units on civil rights and the Reconstruction Era beginning next year.

We believe as strongly today as ever in the power of the Facing History approach and resources to transform classrooms. The shape of our office will be changing, but not our commitment to this work.

Events

Upcoming Events

2018

January

  • 22
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing. 
    online
    1.22.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 25
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, “Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird,” which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.  

     
    Online
    1.25.18 - 2.28.18
  • 29
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing. 
    online
    1.29.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

February

  • 5
    Teaching Elie Wiesel's Night
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Elie Wiesel's Night

    Facing History will soon release a new edition of its teaching guide for Elie Wiesel's Night. In this webinar we will explore the new guide (available in print and as a PDF in late November) with a focus on how to use its many resources: maps, teaching strategies, as well as additional supplementary readings.

    Online
    2.5.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 6
    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images

    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
    2.6.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 10
    Facing History's Approach to Teaching Night
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $10.00

    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 History's Approach to Teaching Night

    This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience.
    2.10.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    UNC- Lowry Campus
    1059 Alton Way, Bldg 758
    Denver, CO 80230
  • 12
    News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Webinar
    Online

    News Literacy in a Digital Age

    Join us for a webinar that will support you  in helping your students become informed and effective civic participants in today's 24-hour digital landscape.
    Online
    2.12.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

March

  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, “Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird,” which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.  
    Online
    3.8.18 - 4.11.18

April

  • 26
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, “Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird,” which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    Online
    4.26.18 - 5.30.18

June

  • 7
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, “Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird,” which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    Online
    6.7.18 - 7.11.18

Videos

Watch Jackson Westenskow's Proposal: "Empathy Builders"

Westenskow's “Empathy Builders” is a simple game to help students understand the concept of empathy. The game can spark conversations about empathy to build a common ground of understanding among peers. This project

I Love Teaching Facing History!: Five Denver Area Teachers

Five teachers from Denver explain why they love teaching Facing History and Ourselves.

Isabel Wilkerson: The Warmth of Other Suns, and America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns, speaks at a Community Conversation.

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