San Francisco Bay Area

Our San Francisco Bay Area office has helped more than 308,500 students connect history with the choices they make every day, and consider how they can make a difference.

The San Francisco Bay Area office opened in 1997 and works with a network of over 4,536 middle- and high-school educators in nine Bay Area counties. Our deep work with teachers reaches more than 308,500 students each year in over 683 public, independent, and religious schools.

Learn more about our work in our San Francisco Bay Area Profile

Address

300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 269
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

Contact

510-786-2500

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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
  • 30
    2017 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Northern

    2017 San Francisco Bay Area 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 Sunday, April 30 for the 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner. The evening will feature Mellody Hobson and will support our vital work with more than 6,700 local middle and high school teachers so they can engage over 308,500 students every year.

    Hyatt Regency
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    4.30.17
    5:00 pm - 8:30 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
  • 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
  • 19
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

    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 American History: The Eugenics Movement

    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.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours

     
    6.19.17 - 6.23.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605
  • 26
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $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.

    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 middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours

    Facing History and Ourselves is pleased to offer this workshop free of charge thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor.

    6.26.17 - 6.30.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Sobrato Center for Nonprofits Redwood Shores
    330 Twin Dolphin Drive
    Redwood City, CA 94065

July

  • 26
    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $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.

    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework

    California’s newly adopted History-Social Science Framework presents teachers with a new approach to planning and learning opportunities. By teaching students to think critically, empathize, recognize moral choices, and make their voices heard, we put in their hands the possibility—and the responsibility—to do the serious work demanded of us all as citizens. Join the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) and Facing History - Bay Area office for this day-long workshop.

     

     

    7.26.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    UC Berkeley
    Dwinelle Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720
  • 31
    Literature in the Facing History Classroom
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

    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.

    Literature as a Lens for Exploring Identity, Ethical Decision-Making and Democracy

    Geared for 6th-12th grade English Language Arts teachers, this three-day seminar will focus on how to lift up issues of ethical reflection and civic engagement through the study of literature.  With Facing History’s “Teaching Mockingbird” study guide as a model, we’ll explore key themes of identity, belonging, decision making, democracy and participation and will consider how to infuse historical sources and multimedia resources into the teaching of literature to create a meaningful and rigorous learning experience. In addition to using To Kill A Mockingbird, teachers will explore how other memoirs, novels and sets of poetry can be used with this similar framework. Participants will have collaborative time to plan out further units of study for the upcoming school year using Facing History’s model.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours
    7.31.17 - 8.2.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605

August

  • 2
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

    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.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours

    8.2.17 - 8.4.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605

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I'll Be Your Difference, Your Product of Education: Arvaughn W.

Watch 2016 Benefit Dinner Student Speaker Arvaughn W. perform a spoken word poem about exceeding the expectations of his family, becoming an upstander, and being a watcher of the sky.

Students' Stories Matter

Hear Facing History students express how they believe others see them, how they see themselves, and why their stories matter.

Facing History Hacks: Connecting Social Justice, History, and Technology

San Francisco Bay Area teens explore ways technology can be used for social justice and community engagement at Facing History’s first ever Civic Hackathon hosted by Brocade.

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