New England

From Massachusetts to Maine to Rhode Island, our network of middle and high school educators reaches an estimated 555,200 students.

From Massachusetts to Maine to Rhode Island, our network of over 8,000 middle and high school educators reaches an estimated 555,200 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.

Through nine offices in North America, an international hub in London, and educational partnerships that span the globe, Facing History has established itself as the premier educational organization delivering high-quality classroom strategies, content, and lessons for teachers and students.

Address

16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02445
United States

Contact

Phone: 617-232-1595
Toll Free Number: 800-856-9039
Fax: 617-232-0281

Inside a New England Facing History Classroom

Events

2017

July

  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    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 world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.

     

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

August

  • 7
    Race and Membership in the United States
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    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 Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Membership in the U.S.

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.

    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 28
    My Part of the Story
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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.

    My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

    Learn about Facing History’s new resource, My Part of the Story. It provides a fresh and engaging way to begin a course in United States history, literature, or civic life with six lessons. This unit arrives at a moment in American politics and society when it is more important than ever for all students—regardless of who they are or where they come from—to understand the value of their individual voices in the story of the United States.  
    8.28.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445

News

May 10, 2017

GrubStreet, the nation's largest and leading creative writing center, is partnering with the Boston Public Library and Facing History and Ourselves to host a Write-In in solidarity with recent refugees, immigrants and all people in Boston on Friday, May 19.

August 2, 2016

Susan Smith, a longtime friend, supporter, and advocate for Facing History and Ourselves since its inception, passed away on July 30 at the age of 83. Susan and her husband Richard (Dick) chaired one of Facing History's first-ever New England benefit dinners.

Participating Schools

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Videos

Caroline Robinson of Casco Bay High School - Portland, ME

Students learn how to handle the cultural shifts that come along with rapid economic change and develop the skills, habits, and mindsets they need to engage in and contribute to our diverse and ever-changing world.

Catherine Epstein of Meridian Academy - Boston, MA

Students exchange letters with peers from different political backgrounds in an effort to humanize one another. This cultivates a long-term dialogue between students to help them understand political difference.

Bosnian War Refugee: Healing Through Telling Her Story

Facing History Resource Speaker Jasmina Cesic explains how she gets as much as she gives from the students with whom she shares her experiences as a Bosnian refugee.

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