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.

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

January

  • 28
    Incarceration of Japanese Americans and Civil Liberties Act
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

    30 years ago, reparations were granted to Japanese Americans who had been interned by the United States government during World War II. Join the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Japanese American National Museum in exploring the history and legacy of internment
    1.28.19
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
    40 Presidential Drive
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
  • 29
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.
    Milken Community Schools
    Middle School
    15800 Zeldins Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    1.29.19
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

February

  • 2
    The Power and Influence of Film in Teaching the Holocaust
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    The Power and Influence of Film in Teaching the Holocaust

    Explore how educators can effectively use film within their teaching to portray both singular stories and the broader history, helping students develop empathy and critically engage in issues raised by and extending beyond the film itself.
    2.2.19
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wildwood School
    CA
  • 4
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.

    Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School
    5200 Bonita Canyon Dr.
    Irvine, CA 92603
    2.4.19
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 11
    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
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 26
    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement

    Learn how to create a classroom environment in which students can learn to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different points of view, try out ideas and positions, and give—and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation.
    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.26.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

March

  • 5
    Strengthening Literacy Strategies
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Literacy Strategies in Social Studies Classrooms

    Prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century.

     

    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    3.5.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    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
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

April

  • 8
    Denial and History
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

     

    4.8.19
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 S Bixel St
    CA
  • 16
    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
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

June

  • 17
    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
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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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