Denver / Rocky Mountain States

Our Denver/Rocky Mountain States office provides professional development and resources to more than 2,280 area educators in 313 public, religious, and independent schools.

Office
Facing History and Ourselves has been building a strong presence in Denver since 1991 and opened an office here in 2006. We provide more than 2,280 area educators with programs and resources. These teachers reach over 145,900 middle and high school students each year, in 313 public, religious, and independent schools throughout the region.

Address

1031 33rd Street
Suite 231
Denver, CO 80205
United States

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

2016

June

  • 16
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial? How is it shaped by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this online course we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups.
    6.16.16 - 8.10.16
  • 16
    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 when they were part of the 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.
    6.16.16 - 8.3.16

September

  • 26
    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Online Workshop
    Online

    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    December 10, 2016, marks the 68th anniversary of the publication of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), an international and aspirational document created by Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others, in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. This online workshop will prepare you to bring this history into your classroom.
    9.26.16 - 9.30.16
    Event

October

  • 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 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.

    10.6.16 - 11.9.16
  • 6
    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.
    10.6.16 - 11.16.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial? How is it shaped by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this online course, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 13
    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.
    10.13.16 - 11.30.16

December

  • 5
    Resistance During the Holocaust
    Online Workshop
    Online
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    Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans

    Join us for a three-day online workshop to explore our new unit, “Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans.”  This resource, created in partnership with Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, helps counter the portrayal that Jews were helpless victims, lacking the courage or means to fight back. 
    12.5.16 - 12.7.16
    Event
2017

January

  • 23
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Online Workshop
    Online

    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.

    1.23.17 - 1.25.17
    Event

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About Facing History

Facing History teaches students to think for themselves and widen their perspectives. This short video tells the story of what we do, how we do it, and the many ways that you can take part.

Videos

I Love Teaching Facing History!: Five Denver Area Teachers
Teachers from five schools the Denver region explain why they love teaching Facing History and Ourselves. Facing History has revitalized their teaching with instructional strategies and resources to develop students' critical thinking skills, and has enriched their classrooms in language arts and literature, civics, social studies and history. In their Facing History classes history becomes more real and more connected to the students, who feel empowered as they develop a critical insight into who they are and what role they play in society. Featured are Terry Fostvedt, Centaurus High School; Kirsten Aarestad, Vantage Point High School; Tom Thorpe, Graland Country Day School; Pam Richer, Manual High School; and Mark Delgado, Abraham Lincoln High School.
Isabel Wilkerson: The Warmth of Other Suns, and America's Great Migration
In The Warmth of Other Suns, Wilkerson tells one of the greatest under-reported stories in American history: a time when some six million black Americans fled the American South for an uncertain existence in the urban North and West. Their leaving became known as the Great Migration. Inspired by her own parents’ migration, The Warmth of Other Suns is the story of three who made the journey, of the forces that compelled them to leave and of the many others—famous and not so famous—who went as far as they could to realize the American Dream. Isabel Wilkerson spent most of her career as a national correspondent and bureau chief at The New York Times, is the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in the history of American journalism, and was the first black American to win for individual reporting. This Community Conversation was presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation in partnership with the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and City Year Denver.
Becoming a Better Person: Luma Mufleh on her Grandmother’s Compassion
Luma Mufleh is the inspirational coach of a soccer team called the Fugees—short for refugees. Players, selected for resettlement in a small town outside Atlanta called Clarkston, are from 28 war-torn countries, and most of them have endured unimaginable hardship. They share the experience of being caught between worlds, and something else—a love of soccer, a game many of the boys learned to play in refugee camps, using a bundle of plastic bags and twine for a ball. As part of Facing History and Ourselves’ Community Conversation series held in partnership with The Allstate Foundation, Mufleh addressed audiences in Denver, Colorado, on March 21, 2013, at Place Bridge Academy.

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