New York

Our New York office has helped more than 601,700 students connect history with the choices they make every day, and consider how they can make a difference.

Since the New York office opened in 1993, more than 9,347 area educators have participated in Facing History’s professional development workshops. These teachers annually reach over 601,700 middle and high school students in over 1,380 public, independent, and religious schools throughout the metropolitan area. Many of these schools are implementing Facing History as a way to engage students in their own learning and develop civic skills.

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.

Learn more about our work in our New York Profile

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150 Broadway
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New York, NY 10038
United States

Contact

646-998-5840

About Facing History in Under Five Minutes

Events

2017

April

  • 27
    Refugees and Migration
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $10.00

    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.

    Refugees and Migration: Teaching About Current Issues

    This workshop will help educators address current issues of diversity and difference and inform their understanding of current refugee crises throughout the world. We will examine historical case studies involving refugees, connect them to current events, and raise essential questions about identity, belonging, and citizenship.
    4.27.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    100 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 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

  • 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
  • Event
    13
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    New York
    $0.00

    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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

    5.13.17
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Scarsdale High School
    2 Brewster Road
    Scarsdale, NY 10583
  • 15
    Helping Schools Confront Islamophobia
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

    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.

    Helping Schools Confront Islamophobia

    Misconceptions and a lack of understanding dominate perceptions of Islam in many societies. In this workshop we will examine the impact of stereotypes, bias, discrimination, and hate crimes toward people perceived to be Muslim in both the United States and Europe. A recent reported uptick in hate crimes—especially those targeting Muslims—adds urgency to this conversation for both educators and students.

    5.15.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Interchurch Center
    475 Riverside Dr.
    New York, NY 10115
  • 16
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

    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 workshop introduces our new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. We offer a fresh approach that integrates multimedia resources, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. 

    This workshop was rescheduled from March 14, 2017.

    5.16.17
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 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
    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature
    Workshop
    New York
    $25.00

    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.

    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature

    Learn how to incorporate literature of the Holocaust as part of a humanities interdisciplinary approach to teaching. Participants will be introduced to Facing History’s pedagogical approach, as well as a selection of Facing History resources and texts used to teach the Holocaust.  
    5.24.17
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 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

  • 10
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Pennsylvania
    $700.00

    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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers.
    7.10.17 - 7.14.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Germantown Friends School
    31 W. Coulter St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • 10
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $700.00

    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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts.

    7.10.17 - 7.14.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    100 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 18
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Seminar
    New York
    $560.00

    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 seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    7.18.17 - 7.21.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives
    One Bowling Green
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10004
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers committed to implementing a four-week (or more!) Facing History unit.

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 W 120th St
    New York, NY 10027

August

  • 7
    Race and Membership in U.S. History: Civil Rights
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $700.00

    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.

    Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

    In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 7
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $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.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion- Brookdale Center
    1 West Fourth St
    New York, NY 10012-2286
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    New York
    $420.00

    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 seminar introduces educators to Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.

    8.8.17 - 8.10.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives in New York
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 21
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    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.

    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.

    8.21.17 - 8.25.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006

October

  • 19
    2017 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    New York

    2017 New York Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice. Join us on October 19, 20127 at the New York Benefit Dinner and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world.

    Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
    23rd Street and the West Side Highway
    New York City, NY 10011
    10.19.17
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event

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September 9, 2016

An “upstander” is a person who has chosen to make a difference in the world by speaking out against injustice and creating positive change.

September 6, 2016

More than a year after the New Jersey State Legislature passed a resolution that urged Merriam-Webster, Inc.

August 1, 2016

The Facing History School (FHS) in New York City is looking for outstanding Social Studies-certified teachers to join a collaborative teaching team dedicated to excellence.

June 15, 2016

The cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway play Hamilton took time to answer student questions before a performance earlier this summer. Among the crowd were students from The Facing History School in Manhattan.

July 5, 2016

Paul Turner, a 2016 graduate of The Facing History School in Manhattan, was able to graduate earlier this year despite his family’s struggles with poverty and homelessness. Turner was also awarded a $5,000 UFT Albert Shanker scholarship. He will be attending Hamilton College this fall.

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Wes Moore Honors Upstanders at the 21st Annual New York Benefit Dinner

Wes Moore was the keynote speaker and second recipient of the annual Upstander Award at the 2014 New York Benefit Dinner.

“I Live in Two Cultures”: Dahana L. on Becoming American

Dahana, a Facing History student, speaks at the 2004 New York Benefit Dinner.

Kofi Annan on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Kofi Annan discusses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the 1997 New York Benefit Dinner.

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