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Upcoming Events

Ongoing
  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    Online
  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This interactive self-paced workshop helps teachers develop a customized plan for teaching Red Scarf Girl informed by Facing History’s approach.

    Online
  • 1
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom.

    Online
2022

January

  • 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.

    Registration has closed.

    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
  • 25
    The Persistence of Hate
    Ohio
    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.

    The Persistence of Hate: Confronting Contemporary Antisemitism

    Facing History and Ourselves, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, The Ohio Council of Holocaust and Genocide Education, and The Temple-Tifereth Israel will help participants explore this long-standing hatred against Jewish people.

    This workshop is directed towards educators in the Cleveland, Ohio region.

    January 25, 2022
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Online
  • 26
    2022 Rachel Shankman Symposium Keynote with Dr. Wendy Lower
    Online
    Community Event


    Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    1:00 PM ET​​​  |  12:00 PM CT
    11:00 AM MT  |  10:00 AM PT

    This event will take place virtually on Zoom.

    Legacies of the Holocaust: Building a More Humane World with Dr. Wendy Lower and Dr. Karen Murphy

    Join us for a virtual keynote conversation at our eighth annual Rachel Shankman Symposium, featuring Dr. Wendy Lower, author of The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed, and Dr. Karen Murphy, the Director of International Strategy for Facing History and Ourselves.

    Now in its eighth year, the Rachel Shankman Symposium is named for the founding director of Facing History and Ourselves in Memphis and is a tribute to her legacy to create a more inclusive and humane world. This gathering convenes teachers of our Holocaust and Human Behavior Elective and Facing History Middle School Exploratory Courses and engages them in professional development sessions designed to deepen their learning and enhance their pedagogical approach to teaching about the Holocaust.

    Online via Zoom
    January 26, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 27
    Teaching the Residential Schools
    Online
    Online Course
    150.00 CAD

    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 the History and Legacies of Canada’s Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long-lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.

    January 27, 2022 - March 9, 2022
    Online via Zoom
  • 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
  • 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
  • 28
    Choices in Little Rock
    Illinois
    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This workshop has been moved to January 28th, 2022.

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High School ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” We will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn new ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.

    This workshop is directed towards educators in Illinois.


     
    January 28, 2022
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Zoom

February

  • 2
    Exploring Identity and Belonging with Jacqueline Woodson
    Online
    Community Event


    Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    10:00-11:00 AM CT

    (11 am ET / 9 am MT / 8 am PT)

    This event will take place virtually on YouTube Live.

    Brown Girl Dreaming: Exploring Identity and Belonging with Jacqueline Woodson

    Please join us for a special presentation from Jacqueline Woodson, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which tells her story of growing up amid the remnants of Jim Crow and the growing Civil Rights movement. Ms. Woodson will discuss her experiences and her writing, followed by a Q&A with questions from Facing History students.

    Youtube Live
    February 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 2
    Holocaust and Human Behavior Office Hour
    Illinois
    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.

    Office Hour: Teaching Your Holocaust and Human Behavior Unit

    Be in community with other teachers who are preparing to teach Holocaust & Human Behavior, as we discuss implementation with an experienced History educator, talk about modifications you may want to consider, and answer questions you may have. This office hour is for teachers who have already attended a Holocaust and Human Behavior Workshop.

    February 2, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
  • 2
    Introduction to Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    United Kingdom
    Webinar
    4.30pm–5.30pm GMT

    An Introduction to Facing History's unit Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    Join us for this brief introduction to our Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour Unit, which provides resources and strategies for you to teach this catastrophic period in human history in an academically rigorous, reflective, and compassionate way.

    Online
    February 2, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 3
    Creating a SEL-Informed History-Social Science Classroom
    California-Southern
    Workshop

    Creating a SEL-Informed History-Social Science Classroom

    Attention to Social-Emotional Academic Development is critical for today’s classrooms. In order to have the critical and complex conversations about democracy, equity, and social issues historically and today, it is vital to first establish a reflective classroom community. This virtual workshop series, presented by Facing History and Ourselves, will include: Exploring the elements of creating safe spaces - appreciation of multiple identities, a space of reflection, and the importance of listening in building community.

    Online
    Los Angeles County Office of Education ECW
    12830 Columbia Way
    Downey, CA 90242
    February 3, 2022 - February 17, 2022
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 10
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. This online is directed towards educators in 7th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists.

    Online
    February 10, 2022 - March 23, 2022
  • 16
    Teaching The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
    New York
    Workshop

    In Conversation: Teaching The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

    The New-York Historical Society will be in conversation with Facing History and Ourselves for a look at the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937-38, an essential but often overlooked history of World War II and of an international war crime.

    Online via Zoom
    February 16, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 22
    Addressing Racist and Dehumanising Language in Literature
    United Kingdom
    Workshop
    4:30pm - 5:30pm GMT

    Addressing Racist and Dehumanising Language in Literature

    Support your students in addressing racist and dehumanising language in literature safely, so that they can understand the challenging nature of such terms without needing to be in fear of them.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    February 22, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 23
    Transformative SEL and Civic Ed
    Online
    Webinar
    7–8 PM ET
    6–7 PM CT
    5–6 PM MT
    4–5 PM PT

    Educating Adolescents at the Intersection of Social Emotional Learning, Civics, Equity, and Academics

    In this webinar, we will share how Facing History works at the intersection of social emotional learning and academics, informed by civic engagement and equity and justice. We will provide resources and strategies for you to consider integrating these four elements in your school or classroom.

    Online
    February 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 24
    Rescue During Times of Injustice
    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.

    At Great Risk: Rescue During Times of Injustice

    Rescuers during the Holocaust were a tiny minority within a larger population of bystanders and perpetrators, and yet, Holocaust survivor and filmmaker Pierre Sauvage, argues, “If we do not learn how it is possible to act under even the most trying of circumstances, we will increasingly doubt our ability to act under even less trying ones."

    February 24, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
    Online via Zoom

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
    $0.00

    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
  • 3
    Teaching Coming-of-Age Literature
    Online
    Online Workshop

    March 3,  7–8 PM ET / 4–5 PM PT

    March 10,  7–8 PM ET / 4–5 PM PT

    March 15,  7–8 PM ET / 4–5 PM PT

    Teaching Coming-of-Age Literature: Explore Our New ELA Collection with Facing History and Ourselves

    This three-part online workshop series will highlight Facing History’s Coming of Age in a Complex World ELA Collection. The series will have a particular focus on exploring classroom tools and practices to help students cultivate the literacy skills to process text through a critical and ethical lens and develop a sense of civic agency.

    Online via Zoom
    March 3, 2022 - March 15, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 22
    Confronting Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories
    Online
    Webinar
    4–5 PM ET
    3–4 PM CT
    2–3 PM MT
    1–2 PM PT

    Facing Hate: A Global Conspiracy with Local Manifestations

    Conspiracy theories provide simple and misleading explanations for complex human dilemmas. We must learn to recognize the antisemitism that fuels some of today’s most destructive conspiracy theories so we can help our students stand up against these pervasive and dangerous messages.  


     
    Online
    March 22, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 23
    In Conversation: Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism
    New York
    Workshop

    In Conversation: Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism

    The New-York Historical Society will be in conversation with Facing History and Ourselves to discuss why Facing History is refreshing its efforts to explore the historical roots of antisemitism, how antisemitism appears in our communities today, and how antisemitism intersects with other forms of racism and prejudice.

    Online via Zoom
    March 23, 2022
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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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