Memphis

Since 1992, our Memphis office has provided professional development and resources to over 5,800 area teachers throughout the southeastern U.S.

 

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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

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 26, 2018

Featured in Chalkbeat, this article describes the new youth initiative, Engage Memphis. The initiative aims to increase voter turnout and to educate young future voters on issues that affect their lives, such as school discipline, sexual assault and harassment policies, and diversity in schools. It is a collaboration with BRIDGES and Facing History and Ourselves. 

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.

Videos

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

When Should Law Forgive?: Board of Scholars Call with Martha Minow

Harvard Law Professor Martha Minow asks the question, “What can forgiveness achieve?” in her new book, “When Should Law Forgive?” This recording is part of the Board of Scholar webinar series for Facing History and Ourselves’ leadership.

Facing History Now

Facing History confronts the challenges of current events.

Engage Memphis, A Facing History Student Leadership Group Initiative

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Memphis Events

2019

July

  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This interactive self-paced workshop helps teachers develop a customized plan for teaching Red Scarf Girl informed by Facing History’s approach.

    Online
  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    Online

September

  • 26
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.
    September 26, 2019 - October 30, 2019
    Online
  • 26
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.

    September 26, 2019 - October 30, 2019
    Online

October

  • 17
    Stolen Lives Online Course
    Online
    Online Course
    50.00 CAD

    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.

    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities. 
    October 17, 2019 - November 27, 2019
  • 17
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    October 17, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    Online
  • 17
    Exploring Immigration
    Online
    Webinar

    Exploring Immigration: A Conversation with Journalist Sonia Nazario

    In this webinar, we will explore powerful human stories behind global trends in immigration with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario.
    Online
    October 17, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 28
    2019 Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Tennessee
    Benefit

    2019 Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Join us on Monday, October 28 for our annual Facing History Memphis Benefit Dinner! This special evening will celebrate and support Facing History’s work—empowering students to use knowledge and compassion to overcome racism, antisemitism, and bigotry—in Memphis and around the world.

    Hilton Memphis
    939 Ridge Lake Blvd
    Memphis, TN 38120
    October 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators, Jewish Settings
    Online
    Online Course
    $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: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy. This online course features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.
    October 30, 2019 - December 11, 2019

November

  • 5
    A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries
    Online
    Webinar

    Memory, Legacy, and the Reconstruction Era: A Conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University and scholar of African American history, where we will discuss the legacy of the Reconstruction era.
    Online
    November 5, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 21
    Memphis, Music, & Social Change: A Community Teach-In
    Tennessee
    Community Event
    Since 1997, Facing History has brought together students from public, charter, independent, and religious schools in the Memphis area to explore what it means to be an upstander in their schools and community. Those student leaders take these lessons to their campuses and collaborate with each other at teach-ins, where the students, parents, teachers, and the wider community experience first-hand an inspiring evening about how our choices can create a better future.

    Memphis, Music, & Social Change: A Community Teach-In

    Join us for a Community Teach-In facilitated by Facing History student leaders from 16 local high schools

    Margolin Hebrew Academy
    390 S White Station Rd
    Memphis, TN 38117
    November 21, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
2020

January

  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.
    January 30, 2020 - March 4, 2020
    Online
  • 30
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    January 30, 2020 - March 4, 2020
    Online

February

  • 27
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    February 27, 2020 - April 1, 2020
    Online

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Facing History, Memphis Advisory Board

Tina Fockler*, Chair

Joey Beckford
Paul Berz*
Phyllis Berz**
Kayla Brooks
Reggie Crenshaw
John Daniel
Amy Grow
Ann Hawkins
Mason Hawkins
Dorothy Johnson
Carol Johnson-Dean**
Elaine Kaufman
Marty Kelman**
Daniel Kiel
Meggan Kiel
Don Levy
Joanna Lipman
Leigh Mansberg
Joyce Margulies
Jacqueline O'Bryant
Erin Ostrow**
Adrienne Pakis-Gillon
Iddo Patt
Will Perry
Doug Schrank
Glenn Sessoms**
Linda Ellen Sklar
Joan Terry
Melody Usdan
Megan Weinstein
Molly Wexler
Monica Wharton
Janice Berlin, Emeritus
Susan Mallory, Emeritus
Rachel Shankman, Emeritus

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

Contact Us

115 Huling Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

901-452-1776

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