San Francisco Bay Area

Since 1997, the San Francisco Bay Area office has grown a network of over 7,000 middle- and high-school educators throughout the Bay Area. Our deep work with teachers reaches more than 520,000 students each year in 997 public, independent, and religious schools.


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Apply for a Northern California Teaching Grant

This grant is for teams of educators from Northern California schools to attend a local seminar in the summer of 2020 and recieve professional development and teaching resources valued at more than $10,000!

News and Announcements

May 29, 2020

Having watched the events of the last week: the indignity Christian Cooper experienced, George Floyd's death at the hands of police, the sorrow and outrage of protesters in Minneapolis and around the country—all set against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic which disproportionately impacts communities of color and reinforces long standing inequities—we are hurting and grieving. A message from Facing History President and CEO, Roger Brooks.

Upcoming Events

Professional Development



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    Teaching for Civic Agency

    Find details on payment options, help with costs, and refunds for Facing History professional development.

    The workshop consists of 4 sychronous sessions + offline work: 
    Thursday, January 14
    Thursday, January 21
    Thursday, February 4
    Thursday, February 11

    All sessions take place on Zoom. 

    Democracy in Action: Teaching for Civic Agency Workshop Series

    What are the knowledge, skills and dispositions that young people need to create a more just, inclusive and equitable world? Join us for an in-depth, interactive online professional development series exploring the pivotal role of youth in civic engagement. Participants will explore concepts and frameworks for teaching civic agency in student-centered classrooms that value student identities and model democratic principles of inclusion, civility and the common good. This workshop is intended for educators in California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and Washington.

    January 7, 2021 - February 11, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Event is full. Registration has closed.


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    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Understanding the 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.

    This seminar is directed towards educators in California.

    Virtual - Online
    March 30, 2021 - April 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Am I Doing Enough?

Facing History alumna Veronica Cañas shares the journey that started with a poem in her 10th grade history class and transformed her into a student of the world and an upstander for others.

Facing History Now

Facing History and Ourselves empowers students to know themselves and use their voice. Get inspired by these stories and then consider making history with us.

Facing History in 60 Seconds

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Oakland, CA 94604
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