San Francisco Bay Area

Since 1997, the San Francisco Bay Area office has grown a network of over 5,515 middle- and high-school educators throughout the Bay Area. Our deep work with teachers reaches more than 394,900 students each year in over 884 public, independent, and religious schools.

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Throughout the Bay Area, we've grown a network of educators, scholars, and partners interested in helping students become civically engaged.

Facing History and Brocade Team Up to Hack Social Change

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.

Upcoming Events

2018

March

  • 3
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    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.

    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. We will explore the NEWLY REVISED guide (available in print and as a PDF) with a focus on how to use its many resources: maps, teaching strategies, as well as additional supplementary readings. 

    Participants should have read and be familiar with Night before the workshop.

     

    3.3.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    San Lorenzo High School
    50 E Lewelling Blvd
    San Lorenzo, CA 94580
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The workshop will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.

    Museum of Tolerance
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

April

  • 2
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 8
    San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Northern

    San Francisco Bay Area 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 April 8, 2018 at the annual San Francisco Bay Area 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.  

     

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    4.8.18
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

May

  • 12
    Middle School Educator Symposium
    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.

    Breaking Isolation: A Middle School Educator Symposium

    If you are a middle school educator passionate about social justice, critical thinking, and community building, we invite you to attend Facing History’s Middle School Teacher Symposium on May 12th. This is a great way for those curious about how to use Facing History at the middle school level—whether it is in an English, history, or advisory class— to learn firsthand about specific content and teaching strategies that meet the developmental and academic needs of pre teens.

    Keynote speaker Sonia Nazario - An award-winning journalist most famous for her book Enrique's Journey

    5.12.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Oakstop
    1721 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94612

June

  • 20
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

July

  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $480.00

    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.

    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.

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD - San Francisco Bay Area
    CA

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News and Announcements

August 14, 2017

Resources to help educators manage the difficult conversations around the bigotry and hatred demonstrated by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, VA.

Videos

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

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.

Nicole Tancioco & Julie Panebianco of James Logan High School - Union City, CA

Students build empathy using a five-step service learning project on an issue that is important to them. From this, they see that they are agents of change and realize they can make an impact in their community.

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.

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Facing History, San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Board

Judy Goldman, Chair
Connie Shapiro, Chair

Ida Abbott
Gary Angel
Juli Betwee
Caretha Coleman
Asha S. Collins, Ph.D.
Dennis Driver
Barbara Elsberg
Debra Engel
Sandra Feldman
Kaye Foster
Diane Holt Frankle
Marina Gorbis
Judy Heyboer
Vasu Jakkal
Evan F.D. Jones
Daniel S. Katz
Karen Kronick
Christopher Lovest
Hal Luft
Deborah Mueller
Joni Podolsky
Barbara Reiss-Snyder
Joshua Reynolds
Joyce Reynolds-Sinclair, Ph.D.
Susie Richardson
Michael Sandberg
Sue Ann Schiff
Barbara Sonneborn
Sharman Spector-Angel
Barbara Spreng
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)
Jayne Williams
Jane Zinner

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United States

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