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.

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PO Box 473042
Aurora, CO 80047​
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

2017

March

  • 1
    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 into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.1.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 8
    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 into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.8.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 15
    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 into a single resource. Join us for a three-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    3.15.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 22
    Viral Rumors and Fact Checking
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    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.

    Student Summit: Viral Rumors and Fact Checking

    Viral Rumors and Fact Checking will give your students the opportunity to join a virtual classroom and meet with an experienced journalist to explore the challenges of sorting fact from fiction in the digital age. This is part one of a two-part series about key topics in news literacy for teachers and their classrooms.
    3.22.17
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April

  • 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 civics education into ELA curricula. It explores important themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward others.
    4.6.17 - 5.10.17
  • 6
    Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online
    Webinar
    Online
    $0.00

    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.

    Student Summit: Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online

    The Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online will engage students with visual literacy strategies, and how we might be responsible consumers, sharers, and producers of journalistic images. This is the second event in the two-part series exploring key topics in news literacy for teachers and their classrooms.
    4.6.17
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 24
    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities
    Online Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

    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.

    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities

    In this five-day online workshop, we will introduce you to content about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre that will broaden your teaching of World War II beyond its usual European focus. Through the lens of an overlooked moment in history—when the Japanese Imperial Army brutally raped, tortured, and murdered thousands of Chinese men, women, and children—we will discuss universal questions relating to war crimes and human behavior in times of crisis and explore post-war legal efforts to hold individuals and nations accountable.
    4.24.17 - 4.28.17

May

  • 9
    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism

    This webinar focuses on new materials that Facing History and Ourselves has developed on contemporary antisemitism.

     

    5.9.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

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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