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.
 

Office

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. 

Address

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

Contact

213-202-2811

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 

LA Network Blog

Events

2016

October

  • 5
    Fostering Civil Discourse
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse: A Webinar for Educators

    In this webinar, Senior Associate for Program Staff Development Jocelyn Stanton will model strategies designed to help you navigate these challenging times and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation.
    10.5.16
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 6
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    10.6.16 - 11.9.16
  • 6
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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 Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    10.6.16 - 11.16.16
  • 13
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
    10.13.16 - 11.30.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial? How is it shaped by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this online course, we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in Jewish Settings
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this online course examines the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    10.13.16 - 12.7.16
  • 19
    Fostering Civil Discourse
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse: A Webinar for Educators

    In this webinar, Emily Weisberg, Program Associate, Jewish Education will model strategies designed to help you navigate these challenging times and support your students to develop effective skills for civic participation.

    10.19.16
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

November

  • 1
    2016 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Southern

    2016 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

    Benefit Co-Chairs Margaret Stohl & Dave Stohl invite you to join us on Tuesday, November 1st, for an inspirational and thought-provoking evening with students, educators and community leaders. This annual benefit supports our vital work that impacts over 292,000  students each year in the Los Angeles area.
    Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
    9500 Wilshire Boulevard
    90212 Beverly Hills
    11.1.16
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event
  • 9
    Exploring Voices of Young People during the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $370.00

    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.

    Exploring Young Voices of the Holocaust: For Educators in a Jewish Setting

    In this five-evening seminar, participants will explore themes of memory and identity through voices of young people during the Holocaust. 
    11.9.16
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Gindi Maimonides Academy
    8511 Beverly Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
  • 13
    Face the Future
    Community Event
    Online

    Face the Future: A Game About the Future of Empathy

    Facing History and Institute for the Future will pioneer an online game for social change that will convene students, educators, and community members from around the world to imagine what a better future might look like in 2026. The game will take place November 13–14, 2016.

    11.13.16 - 11.14.16
    6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    Event
  • 30
    Empathy, Journalism, and Civic Engagement
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Empathy, Journalism, and Civic Engagement

    Using the documentary film, Reporter, educator participants will receive Common Core-aligned strategies and resources produced by Facing History to explore the role of the media and the impetus for civic engagement required by a vibrant democracy.
     
     
    322 Lucas Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    11.30.16
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Event

December

  • 5
    Resistance During the Holocaust
    Online Workshop
    Online
    JPEF/“A Partisan’s Memoir,” Second Story Press, p.139

    Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans

    Join us for a three-day online workshop to explore our new unit, “Resistance During the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Jewish Partisans.”  This resource, created in partnership with Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, helps counter the portrayal that Jews were helpless victims, lacking the courage or means to fight back. 
    12.5.16 - 12.7.16
    Event
2017

January

  • 23
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Online Workshop
    Online

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

    1.23.17 - 1.25.17
    Event
  • 25
    Teaching Young Adult Literature
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    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. 
    1.25.17 - 1.26.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • 31
    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Learning
    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 day-long 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 Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    1.31.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Event

February

  • 15
    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
    2.15.17 - 2.16.17
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Event

March

  • 14
    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Literacy Skills
    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 day-long 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 Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    3.14.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Event

June

  • 21
    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
    6.21.17 - 6.22.17
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Event

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