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

Professional Development



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    The Nanjing Atrocities and “Comfort Women”

    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 and “Comfort Women”: Teaching World War II in East Asia

    This workshop examines the events leading up to World War II in East Asia, the atrocities committed during the Japanese Imperial Army’s occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937, and the sexual enslavement of “Comfort Women.”


    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Old St. Mary’s Cathedral & Chinese Mission
    660 California Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108


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    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This seminar introduces educators to Facing History's resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. 

    Asilomar Conference Grounds
    800 Asilomar Ave
    Pacific Grove, CA 93950
    10.12.18 - 10.14.18

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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.


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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.


Facing History, San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Board


Judy Goldman, Chair
Connie Shapiro, Chair

Ida Abbott
Gary Angel
Juli Betwee
Glora Brown*
Caretha Coleman
Edda Collins 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
Rosemary Kamei
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
Alejandra Siroka
Barbara Sonneborn
Sharman Spector-Angel
Barbara Spreng
Hon. Rebecca Westerfield (Ret.)
Jayne Williams
Jane Zinner


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