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2019

February

  • 19
    CPS Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Illinois

    Facing History CPS Curriculum Project: Choices in Little Rock

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Designed for 8th grade humanities teachers participating in the Facing History and Ourselves CPS Curriculum Project, participants will receive a copy of the Choices in Little Rock curriculum, along with a 5-week unit plan created for Chicago Public School classrooms.
    Facing History Chicago Office
    2 N LaSalle Street
    2nd Floor Conference Room
    Chicago, IL 60602
    2.19.19 - 2.20.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 19
    Teaching Japanese Internment Using Memoir
    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.

    Teaching Japanese Internment Using Memoir

    Empower students to identify injustice with a literary and historical examination of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II. We will feature Facing History and Ourselves’ new educator’s guide to Jeanne Wakatusuki Houston’s memoir Teaching Farewell to Manzanar.

     

    2.19.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Japan Society
    333 E 47th St
    New York, NY 10017
  • 25
    CPS Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Illinois

    Facing History CPS Curriculum Project: 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. Designed for World Studies educators participating in the Facing History and Ourselves CPS Curriculum Project, participants will receive a copy of the Holocaust and Human Behavior curriculum, along with a 5-week unit plan created for Chicago Public School classrooms.
    Facing History Chicago Office
    2 N LaSalle Street
    2nd Floor Conference Room
    Chicago, IL 60602
    2.25.19 - 2.26.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement

    Learn how to create a classroom environment in which students can learn to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different points of view, try out ideas and positions, and give—and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation.
    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.26.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Antisemitism in Canada Part 1
    Webinar
    Online

    Preparing Your Classroom for Conversations about Antisemitism

    In this first webinar of the Antisemitism in Canada series, we will model pedagogical approaches and tools that are central to creating a safe and reflective classroom.

     

    Online
    2.26.19
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 27
    Implementing Restorative Practices
    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.

    Implementing Restorative Practices

    This workshop will explore ways to implement restorative practices and integrate these with Facing History pedagogy and your school community’s inclusive school culture.

     

    2.27.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Martin de Porres
    6202 St Clair Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103
  • 27
    Warriors Don’t Cry for ELA Teachers
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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.

    Witnesses to History: Using Warriors Don’t Cry to Engage Students' Minds and Hearts

    This workshop explores Facing History’s interdisciplinary approach to using Warriors Don’t Cry to help students deepen their understanding of our Choices in Little Rock unit.

     

    2.27.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 27
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy
    Webinar
    England

    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.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT. 

    Online
    2.27.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 27
    2019 Los Angeles Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    California-Southern

    2019 Los Angeles 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.

    The 2019 Los Angeles Benefit Committee and Co-Chairs Charlene Achki-Repko and Mandy & Jonathan Wolf invite you to join us at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday, February 27, 2019,  for the Facing History Los Angeles Benefit Dinner to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement.

    Beverly Wilshire Hotel
    9500 Wilshire Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    2.27.19
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 28
    Legacies: Purchased Lives
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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.

    Legacies: Purchased Lives

    Using Illinois Holocaust Museum’s special exhibition “Purchased Lives,” we will  investigate the origins of concepts of race, and how assumptions led to justification for inhumane treatment and enslavement of others.Comprehending the impact of enslaving people is both challenging and crucial in understanding America’s history.  In this workshop, through resources and teaching strategies, Facing History will support educators (and their students) in exploring this difficult history and its legacies today.
    2.28.19
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
    9603 Woods Drive
    SKOKIE, IL 60077

March

  • 2
    Teaching the Armenian Genocide in Ontario Classrooms
    Partner Event
    Ontario

    Teaching the Armenian Genocide in Ontario Classrooms

    The Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education and Facing History and Ourselves invite you to a workshop and presentation for Ontario certified teachers
    Armenian Community Centre of Toronto
    45 Hallcrown Place
    Toronto, ON M2J 4Y4
    3.2.19
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 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
  • 4
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution in China

    Join us for an interactive webinar where we’ll examine Ji-li Jiang’s affecting memoir of growing up during the Cultural Revolution and discuss ways to introduce the concept of memoir to your students, particularly as they grapple with a historical narrative of the Cultural Revolution.

     
    Online
    3.4.19
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 4
    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism
    Workshop
    Massachusetts

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.

    Congregation Shalom
    87 Richardson Road
    North Chelmsford, MA 01863
    3.4.19
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • 5
    Strengthening Literacy Strategies
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Literacy Strategies in Social Studies Classrooms

    Prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century.

     

    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    3.5.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 5
    Dehumanization at the Border
    Community Event
    Illinois

    Facing History Now Community Conversation: Dehumanization at the Border

    Join us for a timely community conversation, "Dehumanization at the Border." The event will feature a panel of thought leaders who will unpack the ongoing human rights issues migrants face in the United States, and throughout the world.

    Rescheduled from January 31st

    Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center
    Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
    400 S State St
    Chicago, IL 60605
    3.5.19
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 6
    Teaching Schindler's List
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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.

    Using Film to Explore the Holocaust: Teaching Schindler's List

    Schindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a war profiteer and member of the Nazi party who saved over 1,100 Jews during World War II. The movie explores the human capacity for monumental evil as well as for extraordinary courage, caring, and compassion. It turns history into an opportunity for moral reflection.

    3.6.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Webinar
    Online

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    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 webinar, featuring our resource Holocaust and Human Behaviour, will enable you as a teacher to support your students to do this, using the Holocaust for historical context.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT.

    Online
    3.6.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 7
    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.

    3.7.19 - 4.10.19
    Online
  • 7
    2019 Cleveland Benefit Breakfast
    Benefit
    Ohio

    Keynote Speaker Beth Mooney

    Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland 20th Anniversary Benefit Breakfast

    You are warmly invited  to join us at the Facing History and Ourselves Cleveland 20th Anniversary Benefit Breakfast.

    Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower
    1360 West Mall Drive
    44114 Cleveland
    3.7.19
    7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • 13
    Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach
    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.

    Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach to Civic Education

    This workshop provides educators with an overview and resource roadmap to the revised Massachusetts History & Social Science standards and recent Civic legislation through a Facing History and Ourselves lens.
    3.13.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Clarendon Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St, 11th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 13
    Chicago: The House We Live In
    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.

    Chicago: The House We Live In - Memories and Legacies of the 20th Century

    Join us for a one-day workshop that will navigate the “us” and “them” dynamics related to race in Chicago’s rich history and help us connect to broader historical themes which shed light on contemporary challenges.

    3.13.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 13
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    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.

    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.
    3.13.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College
    60 West St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 14
    History and Immigration
    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.

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

    What does it mean to be an American? How does a society integrate immigrants and how do immigrants transform societies? We will explore these questions through history and the contemporary realities of immigration in the United States.

    3.14.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 19
    Immigration and Integration
    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.

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.
    3.19.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School
    26500 Shaker Blvd
    Beachwood, OH 44122
  • 19
    Antisemitism in Canada Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    None is Too Many: Antisemitism in Canada’s Past

    In this second webinar of the Antisemitism in Canada series, we will explore Canada’s restrictive immigration policy, specifically the years 1933–1948.

     

    Online
    3.19.19
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 20
    A Complicated Legacy: Genocide and Mass Violence
    Workshop
    Illinois

     

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    A Complicated Legacy: Genocide and Mass Violence

    In the wake of mass violence, how might we better understand choices made by individuals and groups that led to atrocities? How do communities work to achieve both healing and justice? 

     

    Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
    9603 Woods Drive
    Skokie, IL 60077
    3.20.19 - 3.21.19
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • 21
    Teaching Farewell to Manzanar
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Farewell to Manzanar: A Memoir of Japanese Internment

    Join us for an interactive webinar where we’ll explore teaching Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki’s powerful memoir of her family’s internment at Manzanar Internment Camp in California.
    Online
    3.21.19
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 21
    Teaching History with Life Stories
    Workshop
    Ontario
    10.00 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 History with Life Stories: Integrating Memoir and Testimony from the Holocaust and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools into Your Classroom

    In this workshop, we will explore resources and strategies for using personal testimonies to teach about the Holocaust and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. Survivor memoirs and testimonies help students more deeply appreciate and empathize with the human and inhuman dimensions of important moments in history.
    3.21.19
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    UofT Faculty of Education (UTS Building)
    Room 135
    371 Bloor Street West (Spadina & Bloor)
    Toronto, ON M5S 2R7
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    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
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 26
    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
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 26
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Workshop
    England
    £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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    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 workshop, featuring our resource Holocaust and Human Behaviour, will enable you as a teacher to support your students to do this, using the Holocaust for historical context.
    3.26.19
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Halcyon London International School
    33 Seymour Place
    London
    W1H 5AU
  • 28
    Stolen Lives: Teaching about Indian Residential Schools
    Online Course
    Online
    50.00 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

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Indian 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.
    3.28.19 - 5.9.19
  • 28
    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide

    This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians which began in 1915, and the importance of judgement and justice in the aftermath of genocide.
    3.28.19
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Bergen Community College
    400 Paramus Rd
    Paramus Campus
    Paramus, NJ 07652

April

  • 2
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy
    Webinar
    England

    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.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT.

    Online
    4.2.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 4
    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.
    4.4.19 - 5.8.19
    Online
  • 4
    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.
    4.4.19 - 5.8.19
    Online
  • 8
    Teaching Schindler’s List
    Workshop
    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.

    Using Film to Explore the Holocaust: Teaching Schindler’s List

    Schindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a war profiteer and member of the Nazi party who saved over 1,100 Jews during World War II. The movie explores the human capacity for monumental evil as well as for extraordinary courage, caring, and compassion. It turns history into an opportunity for moral reflection.

    This workshop fee is $25 payable via check to the Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center on the day of the workshop.

    4.8.19
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 8
    Denial and History
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $20.00

    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.

    Denial and History: The Armenian Genocide

    How is it that a genocide widely covered in 1915 became a contested and denied history in subsequent years? Using primary sources and critical literacy skills, explore both the history of the Armenian genocide and the circumstances that have led to its denial.

     

    4.8.19
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 S Bixel St
    CA
  • 9
    Teaching Enrique's Journey
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching Enrique's Journey: A Story of One Boy's Immigration to the U.S.

    Join us for an interactive webinar where we’ll explore the young adult version of Enrique's Journey, a powerful biography, written by journalist Sonia Nazario. We’ll discuss key and timely themes of immigration, identity and membership, and how you might address these themes in your classroom.
    Online
    4.9.19
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 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
  • 11
    Antisemitism in Canada Part 3
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching about Contemporary Antisemitism in Canada

    In this third webinar of the Antisemitism in Canada series, we will explore how acts of antisemitism are on the rise in Canada and share examples of individuals who are working to respond to and prevent instances of hate in this country.  

     

    Online
    4.11.19
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 13
    Teaching A Queer History of the United States
    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 A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

    Using Michael Bronski’s book, Queer History of the United States, we will explore some of Facing History teaching strategies that can be used to understand the role that sexual identity has played in shaping the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States.

    If you are registered for the 3-part book club, you do not need to register for this event.

    4.13.19
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Life Academy of Health and Bioscience
    2101 35th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • 16
    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
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    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
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 25
    Teaching the Nanjing Atrocities
    Workshop
    China
    $0.00

    Teaching the Nanjing Atrocities

    In collaboration with the Chinese International School, Facing History and Ourselves is offering a one day workshop for international school educators on teaching the atrocities at Nanjing. The content focus is ideal for Individuals & Societies and Social Studies teachers, as well as teachers of literature teaching WWII or histories of mass violence.
    4.25.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Chinese International School
    1 Hau Yuen Path
    Braemar Hill
    Hong Kong SAR

May

  • 13
    2019 New England Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    Massachusetts

    2019 New England 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.

    Save the date for Monday, May 13 for the annual Facing History New England Benefit Dinner and join us to celebrate youth agency, voice, and civic engagement. Exciting new format and event details to come!
     

    Boston Park Plaza Hotel
    50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
    02116 Boston
    5.13.19
    5:30 pm
  • 18
    Middle School Educator Symposium
    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.

    Breaking Isolation: A Middle School Educator Symposium

    Join us for the Second Annual Facing History Middle School Teacher Symposium, and learn first-hand about specific content and teaching strategies that meet the developmental and academic needs of preteens.

    Keynote speaker: Dashka Slater

    Dashka Slater has been telling stories since she could talk. An award-winning journalist who writes for such publications as The New York Times Magazine and Mother Jones, she is also the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. Her 2017 young-adult true crime narrative, The 57 Bus, has received numerous accolades, including the 2018 Stonewall Book Award from the American Library Association and the 2018 Beatty Award from the California Library Association.

    5.18.19
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Oakstop
    274 14th St
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • 22
    The Persistence of Hate
    Workshop
    New York
    $25.00

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    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.
    5.22.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004

June

  • 4
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $430.00

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    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.

    6.4.19 - 6.6.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 17
    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
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    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
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 18
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $30.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    6.18.19 - 6.20.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Staff Development Building
    1161 West 40th St
    John Ross Room
    Chattanooga, TN 37410
  • 18
    The Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $200.00

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    The Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era

    The study of the Reconstruction Era in American history is essential to the understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. We will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the civil war.
    6.18.19 - 6.19.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Society of Friends House
    10916 Magnolia
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 20
    Community Matters: Facing History’s Approach to Advisory
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

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    Community Matters: Facing History’s Approach to Advisory

    Adolescence is a time when two tasks take on special importance: determining our individual identity and figuring out where and how we belong. These themes of identity, membership, belonging, and participation are cornerstones of Facing History’s new advisory curriculum.
    6.20.19
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Arise High School
    3301 E 12th St # 205
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • 24
    Foundations for Genocide Studies: HHB (Vancouver)
    Seminar
    British Columbia
    400.00 CAD

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    Foundations for Genocide Studies: Holocaust and Human Behaviour (Vancouver)

    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 history of a genocide 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.
    6.24.19 - 6.26.19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Simon Fraser University Campus
    Harbour Centre
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
  • 25
    Race and Membership: The Eugenics Movement
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $400.00

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    Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    Facing History and Ourselves invites you to join us for a 3-day seminar exploring the origins of the concept of "race", the emergence and legacy of the Eugenics movement, and the role of "race" in public policy that continues to impact the United States today.

     

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    6.25.19 - 6.27.19
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Seminar
    New York
    $600.00

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    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 Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.
    6.30.19 - 7.3.19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012

July

  • 9
    Beyond Borders
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

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    Beyond Borders: Facing Identity, Membership, and Belonging Through U.S. Immigration

    In this seminar, participants will explore how the choices of immigrants, policy makers, and other individuals, both citizens and non-citizens alike, have redefined the relationship between freedom and democracy and have shaped what it means to be American.

     

    7.9.19 - 7.11.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Pao Arts Center
    99 Albany St
    Boston, MA 02111
  • 11
    Teaching Fiction and Memoirs
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

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    Using Facing History Strategies in Teaching Fiction and Memoirs

    This workshop will equip teachers with interactive strategies to enrich conversations around identity, history, and choices.
    7.11.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
    13601 Saratoga Ave
    Saratoga, CA 95070
  • 16
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $430.00

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    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 workshop features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers.
    7.16.19 - 7.18.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 16
    Democracy At Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $430.00

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    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 resistant to violence are more relevant than ever and central to the work of Facing History and Ourselves. Seminar participants will study the fragility of democracy in Weimar Germany, the ensuing Holocaust, and the legacies of this history through an in-depth, case study. Their eventual instructional units or courses will require their students to wrestle with profound moral questions dependent on ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.

     

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    7.16.19 - 7.18.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 W Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544
  • 16
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $420.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This seminar introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's novel.
    7.16.19 - 7.18.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 22
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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    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. This seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school social studies, history, civics, ELA, and humanities teachers.
    7.22.19 - 7.26.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBA
    New York, NY
  • 23
    Literature that Engages Students
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

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    Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History and Choices

    This seminar will equip you with interactive literacy strategies that you can use to engage your students in conversations around identity, history, and choices. 
    7.23.19 - 7.25.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Noble and Greenough School
    10 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026-4099
  • 29
    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy

    How do individuals and groups in a democracy organize to correct injustice? Join us for a five-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.
    7.29.19 - 8.2.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    New York, NY
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

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    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.
    7.30.19 - 8.1.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Atrium School
    69 Grove Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

August

  • 19
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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    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.

    8.19.19 - 8.23.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006

October

  • 30
    2019 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit
    New York

    2019 New York Benefit Dinner

    Save the date for the 2019 New York Benefit Dinner!
     
    Ziegfeld Ballroom
    141 W 54th Street
    10019 New York
    10.30.19
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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