New England

From Massachusetts to Maine to Rhode Island, our network of 10,171 middle and high school educators reaches an estimated 738,900 students in 1,735 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.

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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

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 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.

August 29, 2018

As students are returning to school at a challenging time in our democracy. At Facing History and Ourselves, we share an unwavering commitment to values that promote reflective and safe learning experiences, anti-bigotry principles, and a student-centered learning process. Read more about our new products that reflect those values.

   

 

Events Throughout New England

Professional Development

2019

May

  • 15
    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism
    Massachusetts
    Workshop

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.

    Congregation Shalom
    87 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, MA 01863
    May 15, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

July

  • 9
    Beyond Borders
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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.

    Beyond Borders: Facing Identity, Membership, and Belonging Through U.S. Immigration

    In this seminar, participants will explore how the choices of immigrants, policy makers, and other individuals, both citizens and non-citizens alike, have redefined the relationship between freedom and democracy and have shaped what it means to be American.

     

    July 9, 2019 - July 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Pao Arts Center
    99 Albany St
    Boston, MA 02111
  • 23
    Literature that Engages Students
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History and Choices

    This seminar will equip you with interactive literacy strategies that you can use to engage your students in conversations around identity, history, and choices. 
    July 23, 2019 - July 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Noble and Greenough School
    10 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026-4099
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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 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.
    July 30, 2019 - August 1, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Atrium School
    69 Grove Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

August

  • 6
    Preparing Students for Civic Life
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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.

    Preparing Students for Civic Life: Facing History’s Approach to Civic Education

    Find out how Facing History can help MA educators meet the new History and Social Science Framework.
    August 6, 2019 - August 8, 2019
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA

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Videos

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

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.

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.

Watch Catherine Epstein's Proposal: "The Correspondence Project"

In Epstein's "Correspondence Project," 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.

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Facing History, New England Advisory Board

Deborah L. Plummer, Chair*

Cara Ahola
Patricia S. Bellinger
Jeffrey Bloomberg
Lisa Blumenthal
Lynda Bussgang**
Beth Clymer**
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Sally Currier
James Andrew Watson David
Michael Denning
Jane Edmonds
Matt Epstein
Marsha Feinberg
Rena Finder
Wendy Fischman**
Tyler Hardy
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
David Schechter**
Stacy Scott
Dana W. Smith**
Jody Snider
Julie Swartz
Susan W. Tofias**
Karen Tucker**

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

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