Los Angeles

Opened in 1994, our Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 5,710 area educators; reaching 350,600 students in 668 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.

April 25, 2017

Keynote speaker Sonia Nazario, a Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist and author of the best-selling book Enrique’s Journey, will discuss her own experiences as an upstander working with undocumented children. Through her writing, Nazario strives to fully immerse the reader in the harrowing and perilous journeys that these children undertake.

Events in Southern California

2017

November

  • 28
    Lit Series: All American Boys
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $30.00

    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.

    Lit Series: All American Boys

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).

     

    11.28.17
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
2018

January

  • 16
    Lit Series: Night
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $30.00

    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.

    Lit Series: Night

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).

    1.16.18
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
    100 The Grove Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • 23
    Civil Rights Movement
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $325.00

    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.

    Civil Rights Movement: Choices from Mendez to Little Rock to Today

    This workshop will explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the Civil Rights Movement. By studying the choices that led to critical episodes in that struggle, students learn to analyze history using a lens of how identity, group membership, ethics, and moral judgements have influenced historical events. They can then  also learn to connect this history meaningfully to contemporary events.

     

    1.23.18 - 2.26.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This one-day workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History and English/Language Arts teachers, middle and high school.

    San Diego County Office Of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    Comm Labs 2-4
    San Diego, CA 92111
    1.24.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Reclaiming the Identity of Youth
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $25.00

    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.

    Reclaiming the Identity of Youth Lost During the Holocaust

    How do we understand and honor children's lives taken during the Holocaust?

     

    1.26.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ronald Reagan Library
    40 Presidential Dr
    Simi Valley, CA 93065

February

  • 22
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This seminar examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.

     

    San Diego County Office Of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    Room 306
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.22.18 - 2.23.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

March

  • 6
    Lit Series: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $30.00

    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.

    Lit Series: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).
    3.6.18
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Get Lit
    672 S Lafayette Park Pl Suite 10
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • 13
    Close Reading, Speaking & Listening
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Learning: Close Reading, Speaking, Listening

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.

    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    9300 Imperial Highway
    Room 281
    Downey, CA 90242
    3.13.18
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 14
    Writing Strategies
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Literacy Skills through Writing Strategies

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    9300 Imperial Highway
    Room 281
    Downey, CA 90242
    3.14.18
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

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

    The workshop 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. 

    This two-day workshop is a partnership between the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History. 

    Day 1: March 26, 2018
    10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Day 2: March 27, 2018 
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Museum of Tolerance
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

April

  • 2
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    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
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 10
    Lit Series: Like Water on Stone
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $30.00

    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.

    Lit Series: Like Water on Stone

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).
    4.10.18
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    TBD

June

  • 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

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

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
Bonnie Boswell
Aaron Cohen
Pamela Rubin Cohen, Ed.M.
Melissa de la Cruz
William D. Feldman
Susan Friedman
Jane S. Herzog
Andrew T. Kugler
Eunice Lee
Rita Lurie
Jake Neuberg
Andrew S. Pauly
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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