New York

Since 1993, our New York office has helped 10,915 educators reach 692,300 students from 1,423 public, independent, and religious schools throughout the metropolitan area.

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Many of the schools we serve are implementing Facing History as a way to engage students in their own learning and develop civic skills.

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Events in New York

2017

December

  • 6
    Contemporary Antisemitism: Is American Democracy at Risk?
    Workshop
    Pennsylvania

    Contemporary Antisemitism: Is American Democracy at Risk?

    Join us for a dinner workshop as we explore American values through the lens of the state of antisemitism today. The workshop will raise questions and provide classroom usable texts to explore historical events that expose the unfortunate endurance of this 2,000 year-old hatred. We will consider what it means for our country and discuss how to bring this topic to our classrooms.

    St. James School
    3217 West Clearfield Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19132
    12.6.17
    4:15 pm - 8:15 pm
  • 13
    A New Vision for Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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 Vision for Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This workshop features the 2017 edition of Facing History's groundbreaking resource book, Holocaust and Human Behavior, fully revised with new scholarship, primary documents, and rich illustrations. We will model the use of these interactive resources toward the creation of an engaging Holocaust and Human Behavior unit or course of study. 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.  

    Teachers new to Facing History and those who have previously taught Holocaust and Human Behavior will benefit from exploring this new resource with us.  

     

    12.13.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Nancy Thompson Library 2nd Fl
    Union, NJ 07083
2018

January

  • 19
    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities: 80 Years Later

    This workshop introduces our new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    1.19.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The China Institute
    40 Rector St
    New York, NY 10006

February

  • 7
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    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.

    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

    This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    2.7.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College of New York
    60 West Street
    New York, NY 10006

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Videos

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

Upstander Engy Gadelmawla, 2017 Facing History New York Benefit Dinner

Engy, an alumna of Watchung Hills HS in New Jersey describes her experiences with Islamophobia in the years after 9/11.

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.

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.

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New York Speakers Bureau

Facing History New York's Speakers Bureau is a unique resource for educators. Bringing a speaker into your classroom illuminates the history you teach and helps students connect this history to the moral choices they make in their own lives. Our regional speakers bureau includes veterans of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and survivors of the Holocaust. 

Hosting a guest speaker in your classroom requires thoughtful preparation. Please follow our Speaker Visit Checklist.

Facing History, New York Advisory Board

Lori R. Fife, Chair

Jennifer Aubrey
Jon Bauer
Pascale Berner
Zoe Bernstein
Rob Beyer
Cecilia Chan
Anla Cheng
Lee A. Daniels
Mark Federman
Michael S. Feldberg
Mark S. Fife
Kathy Fuld
Joseph Jackson
Floy B. Kaminski
Shelly Kivell
Julie A. Leff
Rachel Levin
Michael Lowenstein
Evan Meyers
Mark Najarian
Jane Och
Lisa Paige
Richard Perry
Heidi G.C. Rieger
Mara Sandler
Michael Shuman
Judith C. Siegel
Katrin Sosnick
Rachel Strom
Dorothy Tananbaum
David R. Trower
Kate Waisman
Shai Waisman

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