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. 

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

2017

May

  • 31
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!

    5.31.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

June

  • 7
    Igniting Civil Discourse in Our Students This Summer
    Webinar
    Online

    Igniting Civil Discourse in Our Students This Summer

    In this webinar, we will model strategies designed to help you as educators navigate these challenging times and support your students in developing effective skills for civic participation.

    6.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 8
    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.

    6.8.17 - 7.12.17
  • 8
    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.
    6.8.17 - 7.11.17
  • 15
    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.

    6.15.17 - 8.2.17
  • 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
  • 29
    Democracy at Risk
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Democracy at Risk: a Forum Exploring Lessons from the Holocaust

    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 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. Holocaust and Human Behavior incorporates new scholarship, a broader range of perspectives, and a complex nuanced global view of the precursors, context, and legacy of this history.
    6.29.17
    8:00 am - 5:20 pm
    Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
    10 Chester Pl
    Los Angeles, CA 90007

July

  • 18
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $340.00

    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

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    7.18.17 - 7.26.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 31
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $40.00

    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.

    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

News

April 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

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Life After the War: Rita Lurie

Rita Lurie, Holocaust survivor, explains what her life after the end of World War II.

Dr. Terrence Roberts Speaks at the Facing History and Ourselves 2009 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

Dr. Terrence Roberts Speaks at the 2009 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner.

Life During the War: Rita Lurie

Rita Lurie describes her experiences as a child hiding from the Nazis and Polish farmers.

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