Los Angeles

Opened in 1994, our Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 7,600 area educators; reaching over 528,000 students in more than 1,200 public, religious, and independent schools throughout Southern California.

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In Southern California, there are an increasing number of schools that recognize the impact Facing History can make when the program is implemented in an in-depth way, either by using it in multiple grades or in yearlong courses.

News and Announcements

January 11, 2019

Check out this collection of our top offerings from 2018. The classroom resources, events and learning opportunities are still relevant and engaging today. 

October 25, 2018

In advance of the midterm elections, Facing History CEO Roger Brooks stops to consider the impact of non-voters, and worse, uninformed voters in an Op-Ed published on CNN.com.

August 29, 2018

As students are returning to school at a challenging time in our democracy. At Facing History and Ourselves, we share an unwavering commitment to values that promote reflective and safe learning experiences, anti-bigotry principles, and a student-centered learning process. Read more about our new products that reflect those values.

   

Events in Southern California

Professional Development

2019

April

  • 8
    Denial and History
    California-Southern
    Workshop
    $20.00

    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.

    Denial and History: The Armenian Genocide

    How is it that a genocide widely covered in 1915 became a contested and denied history in subsequent years? Using primary sources and critical literacy skills, explore both the history of the Armenian genocide and the circumstances that have led to its denial.

     

    April 8, 2019
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    California-Southern
    Seminar

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    April 16, 2019 - April 17, 2019
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 28
    Facing History and Ourselves: The Liberator
    California-Southern
    Workshop

    Facing History and Ourselves: The Liberator

    How did a former slave come to found a newspaper, advocate for improved social and economic conditions, document the growing African American population in Los Angeles, and report on injustices locally and nationally? Preseted in conjuction with The Liberator: Chronicling Black Los Angeles, 1900 - 1914, join Arianne Edmonds, Founder of the J.L. Edmonds Project and exhibition co-curator, for a discussion with educators from Facing History and Ourselves.
    California African American Museum
    600 State Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
    April 28, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

June

  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    California-Southern
    Seminar

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    June 17, 2019 - June 18, 2019
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 19
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $300.00

    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 Race in America through To Kill a Mockingbird

    Connect To Kill a Mockingbird to current events, learn strategies for conversations about race, and explore primary sources that complicate the American dominant historical narrative.
    June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 24
    Genocide in the 20th Century
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $500.00

    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.

    Confronting the Legacy of Genocide in the 20th Century

    This seminar examines the dehumanization, violence, and threats to democracy which created the conditions for both the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, as well as the role of justice and judgment in their aftermath.
    June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

July

  • 15
    Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging in the USA
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $500.00

    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.

    Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging: The United States and Migration

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration to and migration across the United States.  Presented in partnership with Reimagining Migration.
    July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Videos

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

Back-to-School Message for Southern California Schools

In this back-to-school message, Liz Vogel acknowledges the important work of teachers as a foundation for democracy and identifies new resources/opportunities coming from Facing History this year.

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.

Sarah Cooper of Flintridge Preparatory School - La Canada, CA

Students transform current events articles into spoken word poetry to influence others to care about an issue of their choosing. Those poems are performed by students and archived in a searchable database to inspire others to take action.

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