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

2018

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
  • 25
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $400.00

    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.

    Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar will explore how ideas of race were developed and used to define degrees of citizenship and membership in American society. We will explore the emergence of eugenics early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today. Additionally, this year’s seminar will explore the scientific advances that have occurred since the 2002 publishing of the resource book and the moral and ethical challenges presented by these scientific advance.

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    6.25.18 - 6.28.18
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Arise High School
    3301 E 12th St # 205
    Oakland, CA 94601

July

  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $30.00

    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
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544
  • 24
    Belonging in the Classroom
    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.

    Creating A Sense of Belonging in Your Classroom

    How can educators create inclusive, student-centered spaces of belonging for adolescents who struggle with issues of trust, freedom, and responsibility?  Join us to explore lessons, strategies,and relationship-building opportunities using Facing History’s new resource, “My Part of the Story,” that can help you do just that.

    This workshop is intended for middle and high school administrators, counselors, social studies, US History, English/Language Arts and humanities teachers.

     

    7.24.18
    9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544
  • 31
    Teaching in Turbulent Times
    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.

    Teaching in Turbulent Times

    Join us for this full-day forum to engage with fellow educators on how and when to bring important current events and issues into your classroom. Participants will choose from multiple educator-led workshop sessions that use Facing History pedagogical strategies for fostering civil discourse in turbulent times.

     

    7.31.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Mark Day School
    39 Trellis Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

October

  • 12
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    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.

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
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

*Emeritus

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