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.
 

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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. 

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

Contact

213-202-2811

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Events

2016

September

  • 26
    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Online Workshop
    Online

    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is an international and aspirational document created by Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others, in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. This online workshop will prepare you to bring this history into your classroom.
    9.26.16 - 9.30.16
    Event

October

  • 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

December

  • 5
    Resistance During the Holocaust
    Online Workshop
    Online
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    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

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Videos

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

Dr. Terrence Roberts of the Little Rock Nine speaks at the 2009 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner about his experience integrating Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957 and reflects about the election of an African American president.

Life During the War: Rita Lurie

Rita Lurie, a Holocaust survivor from Poland, describes her experiences as a small child hiding from the Nazis and Polish farmers. A Polish farmer hid her family in a cramped attic for nearly two years. Lurie is interviewed by students from the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in Los Angeles.

Dr. John E. Deasy at the 2013 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner

At Facing History and Ourselves’ Los Angeles Benefit dinner, Dr. John E. Deasy, Superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District, addressed supporters, students, teachers, and community members at the Beverly Hills Hotel on January 28, 2013. Deasy emphasized the importance of Facing History’s work to create a sense of collective responsibility for education in the Los Angeles community and its impact on students. “If we do this here, it is possible anywhere…This work is both incredibly important and incredibly necessary.”

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