Memphis

Our Memphis office serves more than 534 schools in the Memphis area, Chattanooga, and Louisville, Kentucky.

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Since our Memphis office opened in 1992, Facing History has provided professional development and resources for over 3,190 area teachers. 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 over 30 independent and parochial schools. Our program staff works also works with schools in Chattanooga, TN and Louisville, KY. For more information about our work in the Memphis area, please contact us at (901) 452-1776.

Address

115 Huling Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Contact

901-452-1776

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Events

Upcoming Events

2016

June

  • 16
    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 when they were part of the 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.
    6.16.16 - 8.3.16
  • 16
    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.
    6.16.16 - 8.10.16

July

  • 31
    Shades of Blue
    Community Event
    Tennessee

    Shades of Blue: A Celebration of Memphis Music and History

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for “Shades of Blue"- a celebration of Memphis music and history. We are proud to sponsor the last concert of the Orion Free Summer Series at the Levitt Shell with headliner, Alvin Youngblood Hart.
    Levitt Shell
    1928 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104
    7.31.16
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event

September

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

    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    December 10, 2016, marks the 68th anniversary of the publication of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 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
    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
    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
  • 24
    2016 Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Tennessee

    2016 Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Benefit Co-Chairs Dorothy & Fred Johnson and Meggan & Daniel Kiel invite you to join us on Monday, October 24, for an inspirational and thought-provoking evening with community leaders, educators and students. This annual benefit supports our vital work that impacts over 215,300 students each year in the Memphis area.
    Hilton Memphis
    939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38120
    10.24.16
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event

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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About Facing History

Facing History teaches students to think for themselves and widen their perspectives. This short video tells the story of what we do, how we do it, and the many ways that you can take part.

Videos

Memphis Students: HHB Elective Prepared Us for the Future
Associate Program Director Steven Becton moderates a discussion with three students who share how the Facing History elective course on the Holocaust changed their thinking and prepared them for their futures. Our second annual Rachel Shankman Symposium, “Legacies of the Holocaust: Building a More Humane World,” took place on March 15, 2016 on the University of Memphis campus. Students, teachers, and community members came together for this daylong symposium which focuses on the Facing History elective course, Holocaust and Human Behavior, currently taught in 29 Memphis-area schools.
Memphis Student Leaders on How Facing History has Shaped Their Lives
Three student leaders and one alumnus speak at the 2015 Facing History Memphis Benefit Dinner on the impact Facing History has had on their lives. The Student Leadership group brings together students from schools across Memphis that study a Facing History curriculum. Together, these students learn and develop leadership skills required of teaching, speaking, organizing, and facilitating discussion among peers.
A Memphis Student Leader Reflects on Her Facing History Experience
Get inspired by Addie as she talks about the type of work she and other Facing History Student Leaders from Memphis are getting done together.

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