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

April

  • 27
    Building Bridges and Welcoming Stories
    Webinar
    Online

    Building Bridges and Welcoming Stories: A Conversation with Julie Mann

    Join Facing History Teacher Leader Julie Mann, of Newcomers High School in Queens, NY, for a webinar highlighting her "Building Bridges, Welcoming Stories” project. She will share projects that can build a bridge between immigrants and their new communities and challenge stereotypes about immigrant identities.
    4.27.17
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Event

May

  • 3
    New England Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Massachusetts

    2017 New England Benefit Dinner

    For 40 years, Facing History and Ourselves has equipped educators and students with tools that empower them to wrestle with difficult issues through the lens of history. Join us on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at that the annual New England Benefit Dinner as we honor this milestone and celebrate the future of our work in New England and across the globe.  This premier fundraising event gathers approximately 800 business, education and civic leaders from across New England and directly supports our vital work with students and teachers.

    Westin Hotel at Copley Place
    10 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02116
    5.3.17
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event
  • 4
    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism

    Over the past few years, there have been many times when we've awakened to news of terrorism—close to home or far away. As an educator of adolescents, what do you do?
    5.4.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 9
    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism

    This webinar focuses on new materials that Facing History and Ourselves has developed on contemporary antisemitism.

     

    5.9.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 17
    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    5.17.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 24
    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Webinar
    Online

    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    5.24.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 31
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!
    5.31.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event

June

  • 7
    Igniting Civil Discourse in Our Students This Summer
    Webinar
    Online

    Igniting Civil Discourse in Our Students This Summer

    In this webinar, we will model strategies designed to help you as educators navigate these challenging times and support your students in developing effective skills for civic participation.
    6.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    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 New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    6.8.17 - 7.12.17
  • 8
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    6.8.17 - 7.19.17
  • 15
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.

    6.15.17 - 8.2.17

July

  • 11
    Teaching The Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $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.

    The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    7.11.17 - 7.13.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 16
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $800.00

    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 for Educators in Jewish Settings

    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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.

    7.16.17 - 7.20.17
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Rd
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 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

News

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.

July 8, 2016

Recent shootings across the U.S. have sparked questions by parents and educators alike on how best to explain the tragedies to the younger generation.

July 3, 2016

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s recent death has sparked conversations and observations around the Greater Boston area about the peace-advocate’s life and his work to ensure remembrance of the Holocaust and a more accepting world. 

July 5, 2016

WGBH's Senior Investigative Reporter Phillip Martin recently talked to Facing History’s Director for Staff Development, Dimitry Anselme about Facing History’s work with activist, author, and humanitarian Elie Wiesel, who passed away on July 2. 

June 30, 2016

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, Muslim chaplain at Harvard University, recently attended a Facing History and Ourselves Holocaust course, where he meet Rena Finder--a Schindler Jew. In a reflection on WBUR's Cognoscenti blog, Abdur-Rahman recounts this meeting as well as one with Dr.

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Videos

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.

Christina Baik at 2016 New England Benefit Dinner

Middle school teacher Christina Baik explains how Facing History helps her pair critical examination of literature and history with honest self reflection about identity and justice in her classroom.

Ron Haviv with Phillip Martin at 2016 New England Benefit Dinner

Photojournalist Ron Haviv and Senior Investigative Reporter Phillip Martin discuss the moment and emotions Haviv captured on film in Ferguson, MO. This dialog is part of the keynote presentation at the 2016 New England Benefit Dinner.

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