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

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
  • 29
    The American Indian Boarding School Experience
    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.

    Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American: American Indian Boarding School Experience

    What is the legacy and impact of American Indian Boarding Schools? In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Indian, we will examine case studies of two all-Indian boarding schools—Richard Pratt's Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania and the Thomas Indian School in New York—and their attempts to “Americanize” indigenous students. Together, we will examine the legacy and impact of these schools and the complex issues of identity, particularly the differences between how a group defines itself and how others perceive it. 
    1.29.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
    One Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004

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
  • 10
    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

    Come examine the role of journalism in a democratic society and consider how we can become responsible consumers and producers of news and information in the digital age. In this course you’ll use case studies pulled from the headlines, including the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.
     
    2.10.18
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Scarsdale High School
    1057 Post Road
    Scarsdale, NY 10583

March

  • 6
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    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.
    3.6.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 19
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New York
    $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 two-day workshop 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.
    3.19.18 - 3.20.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College
    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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