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 3, 2018

The Facing History, Memphis Student Leadership Group are learning about the history of voting rights in the U.S. and will launch a social action campaign to re-engage voters.

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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Memphis Events

Professional Development

2018

August

  • 28
    Voting: Democracy in Action
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $10.00

    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.

    Voting: Democracy in Action

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups in Selma, Alabama, in 1965, we will learn why many Americans, both black and white, risked their lives to protest voter discrimination in the South.

     

    8.28.18
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 29
    Advanced Elective: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $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.

    Advanced Elective: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This multimedia interactive workshop has been designed to support the professional growth of Facing History and Ourselves Elective Teachers. Facilitators will introduce Elective teachers to the new content in the 4th Edition of the Facing History and Ourselves Holocaust and Human Behavior Resource Book and work with our lead Curriculum Writer to explore and update the current course curriculum, A Facing History and Ourselves Elective Course: Holocaust and Human Behavior..Facing History staff will model implementation of Facing History’s pedagogical approach in order to support teachers and engage students as they learn critical thinking skills necessary to examine, analyze, interpret and compare primary source documents related to the course curriculum. 
    8.29.18 - 8.30.18
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103

September

  • 25
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Workshop
    Missouri
    $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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    9.25.18 - 9.26.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
    7400 Grant Rd
    St. Louis, MO 63123

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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
Kerry Hayes
Ann Hawkins**
Mason Hawkins
Justin Jamerson
Carol Johnson**
Dorothy Johnson
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
Kimberly Perry
Will Perry
Doug Schrank
Glenn Sessoms**
Linda Ellen Sklar
Joan Terry
Megan Weinstein
Monica Wharton
Rachel Shankman, Emeritus
Susan Mallory, Emeritus

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

Contact Us

115 Huling Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

901-452-1776

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