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.

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

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

February

  • 6
    The Power and Promise of Civic Education Today - Forum
    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.

    The Power and Promise of Civic Education Today - Forum

    Join us for a conversation about current events and Massachusetts' new focus on civic education.
    2.6.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate
    210 Morrissey Blvd
    Boston, MA 02125

March

  • 13
    Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach
    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.

    Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach to Civic Education

    This workshop provides educators with an overview and resource roadmap to the revised Massachusetts History & Social Science standards and recent Civic legislation through a Facing History and Ourselves lens.
    3.13.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Clarendon Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St, 11th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116

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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 Plummer, Chair*

Cara Ahola
Patti Bellinger
Jeffrey Bloomberg
Lisa Blumenthal
Lynda Bussgang**
Beth Clymer**
Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Sally Currier
James David
Michael Denning
Jane Edmonds
Matt Epstein
Marsha Feinberg
Rena Finder
Wendy Fischman**
Tyler Hardy
Jill Karp*
Susie Kaufman**
Emily Leventhal*
John Levy
Karen Levy**
Kristen Lucken
Mim Minichiello
Dale Mnookin
Lisa Mooney*
Tracy Palandjian**
Heidi Pearlson**
Fran Putnoi
Marci Sapers
Judy Saryan
David Schechter**
Stacy Scott
Dana Smith**
Jody Snider
Julie Swartz
Susan Tofias**
Karen Tucker**

* Board of Directors
** Leadership Council

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