Memphis

Since 1992, our Memphis office has provided professional development and resources for over 4,804 area teachers. These educators have reached 356,300 students in 627 schools throughout Memphis, Chattanooga, and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Our content and methodology enhance the goals and objectives of Tennessee's state frameworks, including history/social science and English/language arts, and the Common Core State Standards. Our semester-long Facing History high school elective course has been certified by the Tennessee Department of Education and is currently taught in 25 high schools. The Shelby County Schools have adopted Facing History units as a mandate for the social studies curriculum in grades 6-8. We also have a robust presence in independent and parochial schools.

News and Announcements

August 14, 2017

Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

Videos

Get to know our work through stories told by teachers, students, scholars, and partnering organizations.

2017 Memphis Benefit Dinner with Jelani Cobb

Keynote speaker Jelani Cobb at the 2017 Memphis Benefit Dinner.

Nina Katz & Rachel Shankman Interview - On Cable Tonight

How can we prevent other genocide? How can we make our communities a better place to live?

Memphis Students: HHB Elective Prepared Us for the Future

Students share how deeply exploring Facing History’s seminal resource changed their thinking and prepared them for their futures. This panel took place at the Rachel Shankman Symposium.

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Professional Development

2018

June

  • 19
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $30.00

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

     

    6.19.18 - 6.21.18
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Staff Development Building, John Ross Room
    1161 West 40th St
    Chattanooga, TN 37410

July

  • 17
    Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Mississippi
    $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.

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

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High following Brown v. Board of Education ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” Facing History’s unit explores civic choices—the decisions people, including young people, make as citizens in a democracy. Those decisions, both then and now, reveal  that democracy is not a product but a work in progress, a work that is shaped by the choices that we make about ourselves and others.
    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Rankin County School District
    200 School Rd
    Brandon, MS 39042

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Facing History, Memphis Advisory Board

Tina Fockler, Chair

Toney Armstrong
Joey Beckford
Janice Berlin
Paul Berz*
Phyllis Berz**
Reggie Crenshaw
John Daniel
Jerry Ehrlich
Tara Engelberg
Mimi Grossman
Kerry Hayes
Ann Hawkins**
Mason Hawkins
Carol Johnson**
Dorothy Johnson
Elaine Kaufman
Marty Kelman**
Daniel Kiel
Meggan Kiel
Jenny Koltnow
Don Levy
Joanna Lipman
Leigh Mansberg
Joyce Margulies
Erin Ostrow**
Adrienne Pakis-Gillon
Iddo Patt
Kimberly Perry
Will Perry
Doug Schrank
Glenn Sessoms**
Linda Ellen Sklar
Joan Terry
Andie Uiberall
Megan Weinstein
Monica Wharton
Barbara Williams
Rachel Shankman, Emeritus
Susan Mallory, Emeritus

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

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115 Huling Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

901-452-1776

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