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

September

  • 13
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
    9.13.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 14
    Art and Literature: Voice and Resistance
    Workshop
    California-Northern

    Art and Literature as a Means of Having Voice and Expressing Resistance

    In this unique workshop, join the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History and Ourselves as we explore the power of visual and literary arts during the Holocaust, Pinochet’s Chile, and today.  Registration will be open soon.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    9.14.17 - 9.15.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 28
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.
    9.28.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October

  • 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
2018

March

  • 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

June

  • 20
    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
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Participating Schools

Videos

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.

Standing Up to Racism: Kobi J. at the San Francisco Benefit Dinner.

Student Kobi J. describes his successful effort to get his middle school renamed after learning it was originally named after a eugenicist. He delivers these remarks at the 2017 Facing History San Francisco benefit dinner.

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