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

October

  • 12
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Due to overwhelming interest, we have reached capacity. Registration for this course has closed. We will be offering this course again in early 2018. 

    Note: We are running this instance of the course as a Beta version, free of charge, as we test new features.  We hope that you will provide us feedback to improve our courses going forward.

    Even if you've been teaching this novel for years, Facing History’s online course, A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, will help you bring a fresh approach to your class’s exploration of Harper Lee’s classic work. This course, and the free accompanying resource, Teaching Mockingbird, expand the focus of study beyond the purely literary. You will learn how to incorporate historical context, civics, and ethical reflection into your teaching in ways that deepen students’ understanding of the novel, enrich their knowledge of history, and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior.

    Online
    10.12.17 - 11.15.17
  • 18
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    In this workshop, participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust.What factors contributed to their identity? What choices did they make? What can students today can learn by studying the Holocaust and how can it help them better understand ordinary people?

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    10.18.17 - 10.19.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 19
    What Tomorrow Brings
    Community Event
    California-Northern
    Photo Credit: Beth Murphy. © Principle Pictures, Inc.

    What Tomorrow Brings: A Youth Lead Community Conversation

    Join us for a special film screening and conversation with filmmaker Beth Murphy, and founder of the Zabuli Education Center, Razia Jan. This event is part of our first-ever Summit on School Culture, where hundreds of Facing History students and educators from middle and high schools across the San Francisco Bay Area will come together to help create a school culture rooted in empathy and respect.

    Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation

    Clark Kerr Conference Center
    2601 Warring St
    Berkeley, CA 94720
    10.19.17
    9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • 25
    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? How do you create a context for a conversation? When do you choose to scrap your daily lesson and focus on contemporary events? When do you pause for a moment and then carry on with your planned curriculum? This webinar addresses these questions and others, providing support for educators to think about what and how they will teach in a time of terror. 
    10.25.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November

  • 4
    Media Choices
    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.

    How Media Choices Matter in the 21st Century

    How can we help young people develop healthy habits of questioning the news and also producing it themselves as 21st century media makers? How are new media formats shaping our students views of the world?In this workshop we will analyze the choices journalists make and the impact of those choices. Teachers will gain strategies for helping students analyze and evaluate news, make informed decisions, and become effective active participants in today’s complex information landscape.

    11.4.17
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    KQED
    2601 Mariposa St (between Bryant and York Streets)
    San Francisco, CA 94110
  • 7
    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! 
    Online
    11.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 15
    Navigating Difficult Conversations: Gender Identity
    Webinar
    Online

    Navigating Difficult Conversations: Gender Identity and the Classroom

    In this webinar, we will discuss how to facilitate thoughtful classroom conversations about gender identity so that open and respectful dialogue can happen in your classes.
    Online
    11.15.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 29
    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary

    In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of atrocities committed at Nanjing in December of 1937 by the Japanese Imperial Army, Facing History and Ourselves will offer a webinar introducing the teaching resource: The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War and an approach to teaching this history.

    Online
    11.29.17
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • 30
    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching The Atrocities at Nanjing: Commemorating the 80th Anniversary

    In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of atrocities committed at Nanjing in December of 1937 by the Japanese Imperial Army, Facing History and Ourselves will offer a webinar introducing the teaching resource: The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War and an approach to teaching this history.

     

    Online
    11.30.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

December

  • 7
    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! 
    Online
    12.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 7
    The Nanjing Atrocities
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities: Teaching WWII in East Asia

    What is the relationship between war and war crimes? How does our understanding of World War II change when we confront the history of the war between Japan and China?
    12.7.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Washington High School
    38442 Fremont Blvd
    Fremont, CA 94536
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.

     

    3.3.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 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
    2018 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Northern

    2018 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

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

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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.

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.

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