Los Angeles

Opened in 1994, our Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 8,500 area educators; reaching over 580,000 students in more than 1,300 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

November 15, 2021

Facing History and Ourselves announces that Jill Garling will succeed Julie Abrams Leff as Chair of the Board of Directors.

April 30, 2021

Our updated look retains our heritage but in a digitally-optimized design that will stand out in a crowd, amplify our voice, and reach new audiences.

March 19, 2021

Hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) communities have deep roots in US history. We decry the violence in Atlanta and mourn with the victims' families.

January 15, 2021

From KQED.com, read how educators used resources from Facing History and Ourselves and other organizations to...

January 08, 2021

Read this article from eschoolnews.org, which lists helpful resources from organizations like Facing History and Ourselves that educators can use to...

Upcoming Events

2021

December

  • 8
    Facing Hate: Antisemitism and Ideas of Race
    Online
    Webinar
    7:00–8:00 PM ET
    6:00–7:00 PM CT
    5:00–6:00 PM MT
    4:00–5:00 PM PT 

     

    Facing Hate: Antisemitism, Race, and White Supremacy

    Understanding how concepts of race intersect with antisemitism is a critical task as we work to uproot white supremacy and racism from our schools.  Animosity against Jews took on a racial narrative when the first “Purity of Blood” laws were enacted against the Jewish community of Spain in 1449 and this idea continues to feed antisemitic ideologies today.  
    Online
    December 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 13
    Jewish Education Partner School Meet Up
    Online
    Workshop
    $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.

    Meet Up for Partner School Educators in Jewish Settings

    This regular meet-up is a networking and learning opportunity designed for educators in Facing History’s Jewish Education partner schools.

    December 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
2022

January

  • 6
    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools
    Online
    Online Mini-Course
    $0.00

    The live sessions for this mini-course take place on Zoom.
    January 13, 20, 27, and February 3. 
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (ET)
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (CT)
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (MT)
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PT)

    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for an online mini-course. Our four sessions professional learning series will help you explore antisemitism from its ancient roots to contemporary manifestations. It will also offer classroom ready resources and teaching strategies to help your students recognize and stand up against hatred and bigotry.

    January 6, 2022 - February 3, 2022
    Online
  • 12
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    January 12–13, 2022
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (ET)
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CT)
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MT)
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    January 12, 2022 - January 13, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online
  • 25
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    January 25, 2022 - January 26, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 27
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022
  • 27
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This course introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022

February

  • 10
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. This online is directed towards educators in 7th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists.

    Online
    February 10, 2022 - March 24, 2022

March

  • 2
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    March 2, 2022 - March 3, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 3
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    March 3–4, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    March 3, 2022 - March 4, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

April

  • 7
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    April 7, 2022 - April 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 11
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    April 11–12, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    April 11, 2022 - April 12, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

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

Facing History Now

Facing History and Ourselves empowers students to know themselves and use their voice. Get inspired by these stories and then consider making history with us.

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.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address: 5472 Crenshaw Boulevard #277, Los Angeles, CA 90043

Phone: 213-202-2811

Executive Director: Liz Vogel
Advisory Board Chair: Eunice Lee

 

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