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
Suite 2100
New York, NY 10038
United States

Contact

646-998-5840

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Events

2017

July

  • 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.

    This seminar is at capacity. Please apply to be placed on the waiting list. 

    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

News

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.

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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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