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

The Teaching Grant is for educators and administrators who want to engage students, improve school culture, and support literacy skills! Apply by April 16, 2021 to receive professional development and teaching resources valued at more than $10,000!

Civic Education in California

Learn how Facing History's resources meet the California History–Social Science Framework and how to use civics resources in your classroom.

News and Announcements

November 15, 2021

Facing History and Ourselves announces that Jill Garling will succeed Julie Abrams Leff as Chair of the Board of Directors.

April 30, 2021

Our updated look retains our heritage but in a digitally-optimized design that will stand out in a crowd, amplify our voice, and reach new audiences.

March 19, 2021

Hate crimes targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) communities have deep roots in US history. We decry the violence in Atlanta and mourn with the victims' families.

February 01, 2021

From RADIO.COM, read this article about a list of resources to help combat racial injustice. Facing History and Ourselves is mentioned in the list of helpful organizations...

January 15, 2021

From KQED.com, read how educators used resources from Facing History and Ourselves and other organizations to...

Upcoming Events

2021

December

  • 8
    Facing Hate: Antisemitism and Ideas of Race
    Online
    Webinar
    7:00–8:00 PM ET
    6:00–7:00 PM CT
    5:00–6:00 PM MT
    4:00–5:00 PM PT 

     

    Facing Hate: Antisemitism, Race, and White Supremacy

    Understanding how concepts of race intersect with antisemitism is a critical task as we work to uproot white supremacy and racism from our schools.  Animosity against Jews took on a racial narrative when the first “Purity of Blood” laws were enacted against the Jewish community of Spain in 1449 and this idea continues to feed antisemitic ideologies today.  
    Online
    December 8, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 13
    Jewish Education Partner School Meet Up
    Online
    Workshop
    $0.00

    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.

    Meet Up for Partner School Educators in Jewish Settings

    This regular meet-up is a networking and learning opportunity designed for educators in Facing History’s Jewish Education partner schools.

    December 13, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
2022

January

  • 6
    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools
    Online
    Online Mini-Course
    $0.00

    The live sessions for this mini-course take place on Zoom.
    January 13, 20, 27, and February 3. 
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (ET)
    5:00 pm – 6:30 pm (CT)
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (MT)
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PT)

    Brave Classrooms: Taking on Antisemitism in Schools

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for an online mini-course. Our four sessions professional learning series will help you explore antisemitism from its ancient roots to contemporary manifestations. It will also offer classroom ready resources and teaching strategies to help your students recognize and stand up against hatred and bigotry.

    January 6, 2022 - February 3, 2022
    Online
  • 12
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    January 12–13, 2022
    2:00 pm – 7:00 pm (ET)
    1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CT)
    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MT)
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    January 12, 2022 - January 13, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online
  • 25
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    January 25, 2022 - January 26, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 27
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022
  • 27
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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

    Online
    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022

March

  • 2
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    March 2, 2022 - March 3, 2022
    2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 3
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    March 3–4, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    March 3, 2022 - March 4, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

April

  • 7
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    April 7, 2022 - April 8, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 11
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Workshop
    $275.00

    This workshop takes place on Zoom.
    April 11–12, 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm (ET)
    10:00 am – 3:00 pm (CT)
    9:00 am – 2:00 pm (MT)
    8:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT)

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    April 11, 2022 - April 12, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

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Videos

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

There are many classes that teach science, math, and English. There’s only one that teaches us to be more human.

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Contact Us

Mailing address: PO Box 30368, Oakland, CA 94604

Phone: 510-786-2500

Executive Director: Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn
Advisory Board Chair: Judy Goldman

 

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