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2018

July

  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    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 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, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    7.15.18 - 7.19.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew College
    Newton, MA
  • 17
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Blended Seminar
    California-Southern
    $500.00

    Learn More About Blended Seminars

    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

    Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar is intended for middle and high school teachers.

    About Blended Seminars:
    Especially for educators who have demanding schedules! A week before the face-to-face event, participants begin their seminar work online in an interactive course. They then meet in person for three days. 

    Online Modules:
    7.10.18 - 7.16.18

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $300.00

    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 Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

    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, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and the newly revised teacher guide to Elie Wiesel’s Night, and is intended for middle and high school teachers.

     

     

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Society of Friends
    10916 Magnolia
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 17
    Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Mississippi
    $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

    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 following Brown v. Board of Education ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” Facing History’s unit explores civic choices—the decisions people, including young people, make as citizens in a democracy. Those decisions, both then and now, reveal that democracy is not a product but a work in progress, a work that is shaped by the choices that we make about ourselves and others.

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Rankin County School District
    200 School Rd
    Brandon, MS 39042
  • 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
  • 19
    Fostering Civil and Civic Discourse
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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.

    Fostering Civil and Civic Discourse: Discussing Current and Controversial Issues

    This workshop provides tools and strategies to help prepare your classroom, school community and students to practice civil discourse, an essential skill for effective civic participation.
    7.19.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 23
    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy
    Seminar
    New York
    $560.00

    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 Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy

    How do individuals and groups in a democracy organize to correct injustice? Join us for a four-day seminar that will use the Civil Rights Movement as a case study to consider this question and position you to help your students understand how change happens in a democratic society.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    7.23.18 - 7.26.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Blended Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    Learn More About Blended Seminars

    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

    Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar is intended for middle and high school teachers.

    About Blended Seminars:
    Especially for educators who have demanding schedules! A week before the face-to-face event, participants begin their seminar work online in an interactive course. They then meet in-person for three days. 

    Online Modules:
    7.17.18 - 7.23.18

    7.24.18 - 7.26.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    The Wilson Chapel
    234 Herrick Rd
    Newton, MA 02459
  • 24
    History and Immigration
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $330.00

    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.

    History and Immigration: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging in a Changing World

    What does it mean to be an American? Who may live among us? Participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.
    7.24.18 - 7.26.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 25
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Seminar
    New York
    $140.00

    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.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    7.25.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    White Plains Middle School - Eastview Campus
    350 Main Street
    White Plains, NY 10601
  • 25
    HHRC of ME Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Maine
    $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.

    Photo Courtesy of The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

    HHRC of Maine Presents 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 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.
    7.25.18 - 7.26.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
    46 University Dr
    Augusta, ME 04330
  • 30
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $560.00

    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.

    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.
    7.30.18 - 8.2.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Seminar
    New York
    $750.00

    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 for Educators in Jewish Settings

    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, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.
    7.30.18 - 8.3.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012
  • 31
    CHC2 History through a Facing History Lens (OTF)
    Seminar
    Ontario

    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens (OTF)

    Understanding Canada’s past helps young people understand what it means to be Canadian today, analyze the ethical questions that confront our nation, and consider the choices individuals have to shape the country’s future. This seminar will equip teachers with Facing History and Ourselves’ unique approach, through a study of Canada’s history, for engaging students academically, emotionally, ethically, and as active citizens.

    George Brown College
    Toronto, ON M5R 1M3
    7.31.18 - 8.2.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 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

August

  • 2
    Integrating LGBTQ Voices into the Humanities
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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 for Safe and Inclusive Classrooms: Integrating LGBTQ Voices into the Humanities

    In this interactive workshop, we will focus on Facing History and Ourselves’ core themes of identity and membership and share best practices for integrating LGBTQ topics into classroom curriculum. We will explore connections between stereotypes, fear, and homophobia and model strategies for creating classroom environments that respect students’ unique identities and help foster equity of voice.

    8.2.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 2
    How LGBTQ History Can Inform and Empower Young People Today
    Community Event
    Illinois

    Facing Today: How LGBTQ History Can Inform and Empower Young People Today

    Lavender Scare, the Stonewall Riots, Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings are important events and people in the LGBTQ rights movement that are often left out of textbooks and curriculum. What happens when we are able to integrate the missing voices of LGBTQ  into our classrooms and communities?

    Weinberg Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior Street
    Suite 203
    Chicago
    8.2.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    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

    This seminar is at capacity. Please register to be placed on a waitlist.

    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 Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers committed to implementing a four-week (or more!) Facing History unit.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    8.6.18 - 8.10.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 7
    Teaching The Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

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

     

    8.7.18 - 8.9.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    First Parish Brookline
    382 Walnut Street
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 8
    Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 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.

    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools

    Learn about Facing History’s new Canadian resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. This seminar will introduce educators to strategies and resources that will engage students in learning about this important history, while connecting to the devastating effects the residential schools have had on former students, their families, and entire indigenous communities.
    8.8.18 - 8.10.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Evergreen Brick Works
    Blake's Room, The Centre for Green Cities (2F)
    550 Bayview Avenue
    Toronto, ON M4W 3X8
  • 12
    Screening of America Divided
    Community Event
    Tennessee

    America Divided: "Whose History?"

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for a special screening of Whose History, an episode of the docu-series America Divided.

    Whose History, featuring correspondent Jussie Smollett, explores how Tennessee and Memphis in particular has faced our legacies of racism and white supremacy with a focus on the take down of the confederate monuments and the recognition of lynchings. The film includes interviews with Memphis activists and organizations working to create a more just and equitable city.

    Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church
    70 N Bellevue Blvd
    Memphis, TN 38104
    8.12.18
    2:00 pm
  • 14
    Literature that Engages Students
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

    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, History, and Choices

    Join us for a three-day seminar that will equip you with interactive literacy strategies you can use to engage your students in conversations around identity, history, and choices. We’ll use Facing History’s approach for teaching literary texts to middle and high school students, which weaves in rich primary sources and historical background for teaching fiction and memoir. We’ll explore Facing History's study guides for Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Farewell to Manzanar. Other works the seminar will address include Wonder and Warriors Don’t Cry. Themes and strategies will apply across works of literature, beyond those we study together in the seminar.
    8.14.18 - 8.16.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    The Wilson Chapel
    234 Herrick Rd
    Newton, MA 02459
  • 14
    News Literacy: Current and Controversial Issues
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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.

    News Literacy: Facing Ferguson, Current and Controversial Issues

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

     

    8.14.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Weinberg/Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior #203
    Chicago, IL 60654
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 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.

    Examining the Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature

    This seminar will feature the fully revised, digital classroom resource, Holocaust and Human Behaviour. Participants will explore historical scholarship, and primary sources,  as well as Elie Wiesel’s Night, poetry, and short stories. 

    Co-sponsored by the Centre for Urban Schooling at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

    8.15.18 - 8.17.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
    252 Bloor Street West
    Rooms 8170/8200
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
  • 20
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    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.

    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    8.20.18 - 8.24.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 23
    Fragility of Democracies Across the Globe
    Community Event
    Illinois
    Image: Alison Ruttan. Courtesy of the Artist.

    Facing History and the Fragility of Democracies Across the Globe

    What does it take to sustain democracy? Across the globe, political and social tensions, eroding trust in institutions, and rising incidents of hatred and bigotry make this question more essential than ever. Karen Murphy, Facing History’s Director of International Strategy and artist Alison Ruttan will lead a discussion for educators and community members  on how we can navigate these challenges as engaged citizens of the world.

     

    Weinberg Newton Gallery
    300 W Superior Street
    Suite 203
    Chicago
    8.23.18
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 28
    My Part of the Story
    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.

    My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

    This workshop will introduce you to My Part of the Story, a FacingHistory resource that provides a fresh and engaging way to begin a course in United States history, literature, or civic life. This six-lesson unit arrives at a moment in American politics and society when it is more important than ever for all students—regardless of who they are or where they come from—to understand the value of their individual voices in the story of the United States.  

     

    8.28.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    First Parish Brookline
    382 Walnut Street
    Brookline, MA 02445

September

  • 20
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    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.

    9.20.18 - 10.24.18
  • 20
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online

    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.

    Online
    9.20.18 - 10.24.18
  • 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

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
  • 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

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