Los Angeles

Opened in 1994, our Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 6,338 area educators; reaching 439,900 students in 1,115 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.

A Back-to-School Message for Southern California Schools

 

News and Announcements

August 14, 2017

Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

Events in Southern California

2018

June

  • 12
    Race and Membership in American Society
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Race and Membership in American Society: History, Literature, and Today

    Facing History’s Race & Membership in American Society seminar uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the intersection of race, membership, and belonging  and offers a framework to understand the history and origin of race,its legacies, progress and backlash.
    6.12.18 - 6.15.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 20
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

July

  • 17
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Blended Seminar
    California-Southern
    $500.00

    Learn More About Blended Seminars

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar is intended for middle and high school teachers.

    About Blended Seminars:
    Especially for educators who have demanding schedules! A week before the face-to-face event, participants begin their seminar work online in an interactive course. They then meet in person for three days. 

    Online Modules:
    7.10.18 - 7.16.18

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

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2017 Back-to-School Message for Southern California Schools

Facing History, LA will support Southern California educators with resources and events that lean in to challenging topics like immigration, race, and identity.

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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Facing History, Los Angeles Advisory Board

Carrie Richman, Chair

Charlene Achki-Repko
Colette Bablon Ament
Jordan Bahat
Mitra Best
Joanne G. Blum
Aaron Cohen
Pamela Rubin Cohen, Ed.M.
Melissa de la Cruz
William D. Feldman
Susan Friedman
Jane S. Herzog
Andrea Iloulian
Andrew T. Kugler
Eunice Lee
Rita Lurie
Jake Neuberg
Andrew S. Pauly
Dr. Terrence Roberts
MyKhanh Shelton
Florence Sloan
Jesse Stern
Dave Stohl
Margaret Stohl
Karen Sulzberger
Adam Weiss
Janice White
Mandy Adams Wolf

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Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States

213-202-2811

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