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2018

September

  • 20
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Webinar
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    During this webinar, you will examine the significant period in US history with examples from our upcoming online course on Reconstruction, A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era. You will be introduced to teaching about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.
    Online
    9.20.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 24
    After Charlottesville
    Webinar
    Online

    After Charlottesville: How Uncomfortable Conversations Can Overcome Hate

    Join Facing History and Ourselves and the American Federation of Teachers in a conversation with Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, being released in September. Saslow's book details how a small community of college students helped change the heart and mind of the heir apparent to America's white nationalist movement. Saslow will share his insights about how white-supremacist ideas migrated from the far-right fringe to the streets of Charlottesville and beyond, in order to help us understand this polarized American moment and to better understand one another. Participants will receive a free excerpt of Saslow's book.
    Online
    9.24.18
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 25
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Workshop
    Missouri
    $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 Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    9.25.18 - 9.26.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
    7400 Grant Rd
    St. Louis, MO 63123
  • 27
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Webinar
    Online

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This webinar will help you get started with Facing History and Ourselves’ case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior, through exploring multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that engage students in this powerful history and the themes of decision making, ethics, and responsibility through the lens of human behavior.
    Online
    9.27.18
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 27
    Rising Out of Hatred
    Community Event
    Illinois

    Conversation with Pulitzer-Prize winning author Eli Saslow: Rising Out of Hatred

    Meet the author, Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist, being released in September. Saslow's book details how a small community of college students helped change the heart and mind of the heir apparent to America's white nationalist movement.  Eli will be in conversation with Maureen Loughnane, Executive Director of the Chicago office of Facing History and Ourselves.

    Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
    123 E Jefferson Ave
    Naperville
    9.27.18
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 28
    Engage Memphis Youth Summit
    Student Leadership Event
    Tennessee
    Brought to you by Facing History and Ourselves and BRIDGES.

    Engage Memphis Youth Summit

    Youth—including those well below voting age—have been at the forefront of some of the most pivotal movements in U.S. history, and our democracy needs your voice and influence now more than ever!  Join us for the Engage Memphis campaign, a city-wide voter initiative created and led by students.

    Hosted by Facing History and Ourselves and BRIDGES, Presented by International Paper

    The Engage Memphis Initiative is supported by The Assisi Foundation

    The Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center
    477 N 5th St
    Memphis, TN 38105
    9.28.18
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm

October

  • 2
    Literacy: Developing Student Voice
    Workshop
    New York
    $25.00

    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.

    Literacy: Developing Student Voice

    One of Facing History’s primary goals is to help students develop their voice and a sense of civic agency. In order for that to occur, students need to be able to interpret evidence and marshal that evidence to make an argument.

    10.2.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    New - York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
  • 4
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    10.4.18 - 11.7.18
    Online
  • 11
    Preparing to Teach Black History Month
    Workshop
    England
    £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.

    Preparing to Teach Black History Month: Classroom Strategies for Engaging Students

    In celebration of Black History Month, we will explore classroom strategies to engage your students, to create a more safe and inclusive climate, and to navigate difficult conversations during lessons.
    10.11.18
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    UCL Culture
    University College London
    Bloomsbury
    London
    WC1E 6BT
  • 11
    Open House CPS Resource Party
    Reception
    Illinois

    Facing History CPS Resource Party

    Come to Our Open House Resource Party for Previously Trained Facing History Teachers!


    Are you a Facing History-trained CPS educator? If you have attended PD for Choices in Little Rock (8th grade social studies), Holocaust and Human Behavior (high school World History), or The Reconstruction Era (high school American History), come to our open house to receive your updated resources designed exclusively for CPS and learn more about the CPS Curriculum Project!

    Mingle with CPS colleagues and Facing History staff and receive:

    Chicago Literacy Alliance
    641 W Lake St Suite 200
    Chicago, IL 60661
    10.11.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 11
    Teaching Black History: A Conversation with Lonnie Bunch
    Community Event
    England

    Teaching Black History: A Universal Human History with Director Lonnie G. Bunch

    In conversation with Dr. Bunch, we will explore what learning we may draw on in the UK today in our ongoing struggle to build a democracy based on shared values, human dignity, civility, inclusion and respect for all.
    University College London
    Cruciform Building, B304 – LT1
    Bloomsbury
    London
    WC1E 6BT
    10.11.18
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 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
  • 17
    Facing History Literature Book Club: The Hate U Give
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    Facing History Literature Book Club: The Hate U Give

    Join us for a conversation about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas alongside our lessons on Emmett Till, as well as our media literacy unit, Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age.

    CTLE hours are available for this workshop.

    10.17.18
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourlseves
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 18
    The Right to Vote
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00
    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 Right to Vote: Historical and Contemporary Struggles for Democracy

    10.18.18
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Freedom House
    5 Crawford Street
    Dorchester, MA 02121-2402
  • 23
    Empowering Student Voice and Agency
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $50.00

    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.

    Empowering Student Voice and Agency

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups, we will explore why many Americans risked their lives to earn and protect the right to vote. We will also address other ways that students can use their voice and agency to create positive change in their schools and communities.
    10.23.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    ACLU of Ohio
    4506 Chester Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103
  • 24
    Building Partnerships for Educational Excellence
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Facing the Future Series: Building Partnerships for Educational Excellence

    Are you a seasoned Facing History teacher interested in digging deeper into Facing History case studies while also expanding your professional network? Join us for a three-part workshop series that is focused on doing just this.
    10.24.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave.
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 25
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators, Jewish Settings
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy. This online course features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.

    10.25.18 - 12.5.18
    Online
  • 29
    An Introduction to Standing Up for Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    10.29.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 29
    2018 Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    Tennessee

    2018 Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Change happens when preparation meets opportunity. This is the moment. Facing History and Ourselves is giving students the tools they need to be agents for change. Young people have been and continue to be at the forefront of many of the historical movements that have transformed societies around the world.

    Co-Chairs Leslie & John Daniel and Linda & Glenn Sessoms invite you to join us on Monday, October 29 at the annual Memphis Benefit Dinner to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement.

     

    Memphis Hilton
    939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38120
    10.29.18
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 30
    2018 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    New York

    2018 New York Benefit Dinner

    Change happens when preparation meets opportunity. This is the moment. Join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom for the annual New York Benefit Dinner to celebrate 25 years of work with teachers, students, and schools in the New York area. Together we’ll explore where we’ve been and how with your support we can help the next generation face history NOW.

     

    Ziegfeld Ballroom
    141 W 54th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    10.30.18
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

November

  • 1
    Exploring Migration Through Education and Empathy
    Workshop
    England
    £135.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    Exploring Migration Through Education and Empathy

    Young Citizens and Facing History and Ourselves have teamed up to bring you an event which will explore how you can look at the topic of migration with students of all ages. We are delighted to have the education team from the Migration Museum providing the keynote address.

    11.1.18
    9:45 am - 3:15 pm
    Friends Meeting House
    Euston Road
    London
    NW1 2BJ
  • 6
    An Introduction to Standing Up for Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    11.6.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 8
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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 workshop will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.

     

    11.8.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH
  • 19
    Facing History and the New Global History Regents Exam
    Workshop
    New York
    $15.00

    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.

    Primary Source Documents, Enduring Issues and the Global History Regents Exam

    Learn how to prepare students to use primary sources for the new Global History Regents exam.
    11.19.18
    4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves- New York
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 21
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    11.21.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 29
    An Introduction to Standing up for Democracy
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Students to Stand Up for Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.
    Online
    11.29.18
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

December

  • 5
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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.
    12.5.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Clarendon Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St, 11th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 6
    Exploring Democracy and Race in the Age of Jim Crow
    Partner Event
    New York
    $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.

    Exploring Democracy and Race in the Age of Jim Crow: A collaboration with the New-York Historical Society

    This workshop is inspired by the New-York Historical Society's exhibition Black Citizenship and the Age of Jim CrowTour the exhibition and consider how primary sources can be used to raise fundamental questions about inclusion and exclusion in our nation's history and the implications for our choices today.  Lunch will be served.

    12.6.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    New-York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
  • 7
    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
    12.7.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Case Western Reserve University
    Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
    11038 Bellflower Road, Suite 280
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 11
    Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl
    Workshop
    New York
    $25.00

    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 Memoir: Red Scarf Girl and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

    What are different reasons people join revolutions and movements for social change? How do memoirs help us to examine the relationship between identity, society, and history?

     

    12.11.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The China Institute
    40 Rector St
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10006
  • 11
    Race, Equity, and Education: Then and Now
    Community Event
    Illinois

    Legacies of the Civil Rights Era: Race, Equity, and Education - A Conversation with Dr. Eve Ewing and Dr. Terrence Roberts

    Register today for our Facing History Now forum featuring Dr. Eve Ewing, a poet, a writer, a former Facing History teacher, and now a sociologist of education at the University of Chicago, and Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine” who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. Together they will discuss the legacies of the civil rights era on our city and our current education system.


    Eve Ewing's new book Ghosts in the Schoolyard will be available for purchase at the event. 

     

    Chicago Cultural Center
    77 E Randolph St.
    Claudia Cassidy Theater
    60601 Chicago
    12.11.18
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2019

January

  • 15
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: 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. 

     

    1.15.19 - 1.16.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Babson Executive Conference Center
    One Snyder Drive
    Babson Park (Wellesley), MA 02457
  • 16
    Teaching a Facing History Elective Class
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $50.00

    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 a Facing History Elective Class

    A Facing History elective class  creates a space for students to delve deeply into facing history’s case studies and explore choices in historical moments. Students in Facing History and Ourselves elective classes engage in constructive dialogue to foster understanding and that students can understand their role in a democratic society today.   

    1.16.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Urban Community School
    4909 Lorain Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44102
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 17
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    1.17.19 - 2.20.19
    Online
  • 23
    Igniting Student Agency Through Civic Literacy
    Webinar
    Massachusetts
    $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.

    Igniting Student Agency Through Civic Literacy

    Join us as we explore the changing nature of civic learning and Facing History’s approach to nurturing students’ skills, knowledge, and dispositions for an active and engaged civic life.
    1.23.19
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online

March

  • 3
    2019 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    California-Northern

    2019 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner

    Change happens when preparation meets opportunity. This is the moment. Facing History and Ourselves is giving students the tools they need to be agents for change. Young people have been and continue to be at the forefront of many of the historical movements that have transformed societies around the world.

    Join us on March 3, 2019 at the annual San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement.

    Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    3.3.19
    5:00 pm
  • 7
    Cleveland Benefit Breakfast
    Benefit
    Ohio
    Keynote Speaker Beth Mooney

    Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland 20th Anniversary Benefit Breakfast

    Join us Thursday, March 7, 2019 with over 200 business and civic leaders from across Greater Cleveland at the Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland 20th Anniversary Benefit Breakfast. For 20 years, we’ve worked in the Cleveland area to cultivate generations of critical thinkers and ethical leaders who will bring respect, civil discourse, and the value of inclusivity to their workplaces and communities across the world. Together we’ll explore where we’ve been and how, with your support, we can help the next generation face history NOW.

    Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
    1360 West Mall Drive
    44114 Cleveland
    3.7.19
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

April

  • 11
    2019 Chicago Benefit Lunch
    Benefit
    Illinois

    2019 Chicago Benefit Lunch

    This is the moment. Young people have always been -  and are today - at the forefront of social movements that have transformed societies around the world. Facing History and Ourselves gives young people, through our work with educators and in schools, the tools they need to be agents for change.

    Save the date of Thursday, April 11, 2019 for our Chicago Benefit Lunch celebrating the power of youth agency, voice, and civic engagement. Together we can help the next generation face history NOW.

    Hilton Chicago
    720 South Michigan Ave
    60605 Chicago
    4.11.19
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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