New England

From Massachusetts to Maine to Rhode Island, our network of more than 13,000 middle and high school educators reaches an estimated 960,000 students in 1,770 schools.


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Facing History has established itself as the premier educational organization delivering high-quality classroom strategies, content, and lessons for teachers and students. Our district-wide work in the Boston Public Schools has increased significantly and will impact 12,000 students this year. Through a rigorous investigation of the events that led to the Holocaust, as well as other recent examples of hatred and violence, students in a Facing History class learn to combat prejudice with compassion, indifference with participation, and myth and misinformation with knowledge.

Learn About Facing History in Under Five Minutes

Our short video tells the story of what Facing History does, how we do it, and the many ways that you can take part.

New England Participating Schools

Facing History and Ourselves is actively used in history, literature, interdisciplinary, government and specially designed Facing History electives. In addition to being incorporated into K-12 schools, Facing History is also taught in colleges and universities. Facing History program associates work with teachers to help them use these materials in the most appropriate ways.

News and Announcements

May 29, 2020

Having watched the events of the last week: the indignity Christian Cooper experienced, George Floyd's death at the hands of police, the sorrow and outrage of protesters in Minneapolis and around the country—all set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic which disproportionately impacts communities of color and reinforces long standing inequities—we are hurting and grieving. A message from Facing History President and CEO, Roger Brooks.


Events Throughout New England

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

A Call to Conscience: A Panel of Survivor Voices

Survivors of three genocides share stories from their lives, urging us to reflect, understand, and take action today. Author James Caroll reflects.

Facing History Now

Facing History and Ourselves empowers students to know themselves and use their voice. Get inspired by these stories and then consider making history with us.

Facing History in 60 Seconds

There are many classes that teach science, math, and English. There’s only one that teaches us to be more human.


Facing History, New England Advisory Board

Deborah L. Plummer, Chair*

Cara Ahola
Daren Bascome
Jeffrey Bloomberg
Lisa Blumenthal
Lynda Bussgang**
Beth Clymer**
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Sally Currier
Michael Denning
Jane Edmonds
Matt Epstein
Marsha Feinberg
Rena Finder
Wendy Fischman**
Ilyse Greenberg
Keon Holmes
Jill Karp*
Susie Kaufman**
Emily Leventhal*
John F. Levy
Karen Secunda Levy**
Kristen Lucken
Mim Minichiello
Dale S. Mnookin
Lisa Mooney*
Tracy Palandjian**
Heidi Pearlson**
Frances S. Putnoi
Marci Sapers
Judy Saryan
Stacy Scott
Dana W. Smith**
Jody Snider
Julie Swartz
Susan W. Tofias**
Karen Tucker**

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

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