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

June

  • 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
    A Long Struggle for Civil Rights: 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.

    A Long Struggle for Civil Rights: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the establishment of Civil Rights in the United States during the Reconstruction era 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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Brittany Redgate of San Mateo Middle College - San Mateo, CA

A design challenge that requires students to listen to and define the needs of community members who hold diverse opinions around an issue. Students learn to invite everyone to be part of the solution.

Bayard Nielsen of Notre Dame High School - San Jose, CA

Students speak with local Spanish-speaking day workers to hear first-person immigrant stories. They are given the chance to interact with people outside of their normal circles and see people as individuals and not as groups.

Standing Up to Racism: Kobi J. at the San Francisco Benefit Dinner.

Student Kobi J. describes his successful effort to get his middle school renamed after learning it was originally named after a eugenicist. He delivers these remarks at the 2017 Facing History San Francisco benefit dinner.

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