Los Angeles

Opened in 1994, our Los Angeles office provides professional development and resources to more than 4,936 area educators in 593 public, religious, and independent schools.

Since the Los Angeles office opened in July 1994, more than 4,936 local educators have participated in Facing History's professional development programs. These teachers annually reach over 305,000 middle and high school students in over 593 public, religious, and independent schools throughout Southern California.

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. 


350 S. Bixel Street, Suite 160
Los Angeles, CA 90017
United States



A Back-to-School Letter for the Southern California Community

Read a letter from Los Angeles Director, Liz Vogel ahead of the new 2016-17 school year.

Dear Friends:

This summer has been marked by heart-breaking violence across our country and around the world. The increasingly divisive rhetoric that characterizes the current election season has spilled over into our daily lives.

We know that classrooms are not immune from current events and many students have questions about how to interpret the world around them.... Read the full letter 

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    Race and Membership

    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 History: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    What are the origins of the idea of “race”? How did Eugenics shape the way people thought about the differences between humans? In what ways did the emerging science of heredity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contribute to historical and contemporary discussions of race? And, ultimately, how have these ideas shaped public policy?

    7.31.17 - 8.3.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    San Diego Museum of Man
    1350 El Prado
    San Diego, CA 92101


April 25, 2017


Media Contact: Valerie Linson
Editorial Director, Facing History and Ourselves
(617) 735-1698

Participating Schools

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Nicole Tancioco & Julie Panebianco of James Logan High School - Union City, CA

Students build empathy using a five-step service learning project on an issue that is important to them. From this, they see that they are agents of change and realize they can make an impact in their community.

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.

Sarah Silverman for Facing History

Comedian Sarah Silverman riffs on history, Louis CK, and why learning to empathize is vital for our future. (PG13 for language)


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