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Upcoming Events

2017

April

  • 25
    Decolonizing Schools Together Community Summit
    Community Event
    Ontario

    Decolonizing Schools Together Community Summit

    Please join us for an evening of learning and sharing ways schools can be re-imagined in response to The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.
    Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
    16 Spadina Rd
    Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
    4.25.17
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event
  • 26
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Pennsylvania
    $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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    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.

    4.26.17
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Global Leadership Academy
    4601 W Girard Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • 26
    2017 Chicago Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Illinois

    2017 Chicago Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves empowers educators and youth to wrestle with difficult issues through the lens of history. Benefit Dinner Co-Chairs Stacy Sharpe and Lamont Jones invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the annual Chicago Benefit Dinner  to celebrate and raise support for our work in Chicago and across the globe. We’ve been doing this work for 40 years, and it’s never been more important. Facing History students will change the world for the better if we help them pave the way.

    Hyatt Regency
    151 East Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60601
    4.26.17
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event
  • 27
    Refugees and Migration
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Refugees and Migration: Teaching About Current Issues

    This workshop will help educators address current issues of diversity and difference and inform their understanding of current refugee crises throughout the world. We will examine historical case studies involving refugees, connect them to current events, and raise essential questions about identity, belonging, and citizenship.
    4.27.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    100 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 27
    Celebrating Upstanders with Sonia Nazario
    Community Event
    California-Southern

    Celebrating Upstanders with Sonia Nazario

    Join us as for the annual Upstander Celebration as we proudly acknowledge the efforts of young people across Los Angeles who have spoken up against injustices of all sizes. Nominated by their own school communities, these changemakers embody the goals of Facing History's Community Conversations: Youth Lead program. These student leaders choose to be civically engaged, to teach and lead their peers, and to have a voice on contemporary issues.
    La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
    501 N Main St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    4.27.17
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Event
  • 27
    Building Bridges and Welcoming Stories
    Webinar
    Online

    Building Bridges and Welcoming Stories: A Conversation with Julie Mann

    Join Facing History Teacher Leader Julie Mann, of Newcomers High School in Queens, NY, for a webinar highlighting her "Building Bridges, Welcoming Stories” project. She will share projects that can build a bridge between immigrants and their new communities and challenge stereotypes about immigrant identities.
    4.27.17
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Event
  • 29
    Music and Social Justice
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Music and Social Justice

    What is the role music can play in shaping the way we see others and ourselves? What can we learn about the past by focusing on music?

    4.29.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Skirball Cultural Center
    2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
  • 30
    2017 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Northern

    2017 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner

    For 40 years, Facing History and Ourselves has equipped educators and students with tools that empower them to wrestle with difficult issues through the lens of history. Join us on Sunday, April 30 for the 2017 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner. The evening will feature Mellody Hobson and will support our vital work with more than 6,700 local middle and high school teachers so they can engage over 308,500 students every year.

    Hyatt Regency
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    4.30.17
    5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Event

May

  • 3
    New England Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Massachusetts

    2017 New England Benefit Dinner

    For 40 years, Facing History and Ourselves has equipped educators and students with tools that empower them to wrestle with difficult issues through the lens of history. Join us on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at that the annual New England Benefit Dinner as we honor this milestone and celebrate the future of our work in New England and across the globe.  This premier fundraising event gathers approximately 800 business, education and civic leaders from across New England and directly supports our vital work with students and teachers.

    Westin Hotel at Copley Place
    10 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02116
    5.3.17
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Event
  • 4
    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism

    Over the past few years, there have been many times when we've awakened to news of terrorism—close to home or far away. As an educator of adolescents, what do you do?
    5.4.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 9
    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching About Contemporary Antisemitism

    This webinar focuses on new materials that Facing History and Ourselves has developed on contemporary antisemitism.

     

    5.9.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • Event
    13
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    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.

    5.13.17
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Scarsdale High School
    2 Brewster Road
    Scarsdale, NY 10583
  • 15
    Helping Schools Confront Islamophobia
    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.

    Helping Schools Confront Islamophobia

    Misconceptions and a lack of understanding dominate perceptions of Islam in many societies. In this workshop we will examine the impact of stereotypes, bias, discrimination, and hate crimes toward people perceived to be Muslim in both the United States and Europe. A recent reported uptick in hate crimes—especially those targeting Muslims—adds urgency to this conversation for both educators and students.

    5.15.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Interchurch Center
    475 Riverside Dr.
    New York, NY 10115
  • 16
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces our new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. We offer a fresh approach that integrates multimedia resources, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. 

    This workshop was rescheduled from March 14, 2017.

    5.16.17
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 23
    Facing History and Ourselves: “What Makes Democracy Work?”
    Community Event
    Illinois

    Facing History and Ourselves: “What Makes Democracy Work?”

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for a community forum in Chicago’s 47th Ward where together we will investigate the question, “What makes democracy work?”
    Sulzer Regional Library
    4455 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago, IL 60625
    5.23.17
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Event
  • 24
    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature

    Learn how to incorporate literature of the Holocaust as part of a humanities interdisciplinary approach to teaching. Participants will be introduced to Facing History’s pedagogical approach, as well as a selection of Facing History resources and texts used to teach the Holocaust.  
    5.24.17
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 24
    Tools to Create a More Civil Society
    Workshop
    England
    £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.

    How to Equip Students with the Tools to Create a More Civil Society

    Join us for a workshop that will equip you with the tools and resources you’ll need to teach your students the importance of how to maintain a civil society.
    5.24.17
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Royal Grammar School
    Amersham Road
    High Wycombe
    HP13 6QT
  • 24
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour: New Readings on Upstander
    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.

    Stories of Action and Creating Change from the New Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    After studying difficult histories, people often wonder how they can help bring about a more humane, just, compassionate world and a more democratic society. We will examine examples of individuals and groups who have made moral choices and chosen to speak out or take action in times of injustice. Through both historical and contemporary stories of upstanders, students can think about the ways they can participate as caring, thoughtful citizens in the world around us.

    In this workshop you will:

    5.24.17
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School
    145 Magnolia Drive
    Hamilton, ON L9C 5P4

June

  • 6
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $430.00

    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 6th-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts.

    6.6.17 - 6.9.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 8
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    6.8.17 - 7.19.17
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education into ELA curricula through the exploration of themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    6.8.17 - 7.12.17
  • 9
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $400.00

    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.

     

    6.9.17 - 6.20.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Gries Center
    10823 Magnolia Drive
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 15
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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 angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.

    6.15.17 - 8.2.17
  • 15
    Introduction to Facing History Workshop
    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.

    Introduction to Facing History Workshop

    Join us for an interactive workshop that will introduce you to Facing History's model for engaging teachers and students with classroom-ready resources for history and citizenship education supported by interdisciplinary teaching methods and content. 

    6.15.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    West London location
  • 19
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

    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 seminar 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.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours

     
    6.19.17 - 6.23.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605
  • 20
    Holocaust and Human Behavior (Chattanooga)
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $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 6th-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts.

    6.20.17 - 6.22.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chattanooga, TN
  • 20
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Colorado
    $430.00

    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 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 is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities
    6.20.17 - 6.22.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Lowry Conference Center
    1061 Akron Way
    Building 697
    Denver, CO 80230
  • 21
    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
    6.21.17 - 6.22.17
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Event
  • 26
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $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

    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.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours

    Facing History and Ourselves is pleased to offer this workshop free of charge thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor.

    6.26.17 - 6.30.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Sobrato Center for Nonprofits Redwood Shores
    330 Twin Dolphin Drive
    Redwood City, CA 94065
  • 26
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    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.

    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 the fully revised printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended 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. 

    6.26.17 - 6.28.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    National Teachers Academy
    55 W Cermak Rd
    Chicago, IL 60616
  • 29
    Democracy at Risk
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Democracy at Risk: a Forum Exploring Lessons from the Holocaust

    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. Holocaust and Human Behavior incorporates new scholarship, a broader range of perspectives, and a complex nuanced global view of the precursors, context, and legacy of this history.

    Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
    10 Chester Pl
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    6.29.17
    8:00 am - 5:20 pm
    Event

July

  • 10
    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.
    7.10.17 - 7.12.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
    7400 Grant Rd
    St. Louis, MO 63123
  • 10
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Colorado
    $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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    7.10.17 - 7.12.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CO
  • 10
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    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.

    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 seminar 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.

     

     

    7.10.17 - 7.12.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    South Shore International College Preparatory High School
    1955 E 75th St.
    Chicago, IL 60649
  • 10
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Pennsylvania
    $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

    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 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers.
    7.10.17 - 7.14.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Germantown Friends School
    31 W. Coulter St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • 10
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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

    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 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts.

    7.10.17 - 7.14.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    100 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 11
    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 workshop seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    7.11.17 - 7.13.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 16
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $800.00

    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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.

    7.16.17 - 7.20.17
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Rd
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 17
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    7.17.17 - 7.19.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    William P. Gray Elementary School
    3730 N Laramie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60641
  • 18
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $340.00

    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.

    7.18.17 - 7.26.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 18
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $270.00

    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 Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    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.

    7.18.17 - 7.19.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 18
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of 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 Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    7.18.17 - 7.21.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives
    One Bowling Green
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10004
  • 23
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Florida
    $800.00

    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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.
    7.23.17 - 7.27.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Florida Atlantic University
    777 Glades Rd
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

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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 the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.

     

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Seminar
    Seminar
    England
    £350.00

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    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Seminar

    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 week long seminar features the fully revised, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History, RE, Citizenship and English teachers as well as other educators interested in this area.

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Friends House
    173-177 Euston Road
    London
    NW1 2BJ
  • 24
    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 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.

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 W 120th St
    New York, NY 10027
  • 26
    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

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    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework

    California’s newly adopted History-Social Science Framework presents teachers with a new approach to planning and learning opportunities. By teaching students to think critically, empathize, recognize moral choices, and make their voices heard, we put in their hands the possibility—and the responsibility—to do the serious work demanded of us all as citizens. Join the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) and Facing History - Bay Area office for this day-long workshop.

     

     

    7.26.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    UC Berkeley
    Dwinelle Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720
  • 31
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $40.00

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    Race and Membership in American History: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    What are the origins of the idea of “race”? How did Eugenics shape the way people thought about the differences between humans? In what ways did the emerging science of heredity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contribute to historical and contemporary discussions of race? And, ultimately, how have these ideas shaped public policy?
    7.31.17 - 8.3.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    San Diego Museum of Man
    1350 El Prado
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • 31
    Literature in the Facing History Classroom
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

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    Literature as a Lens for Exploring Identity, Ethical Decision-Making and Democracy

    Geared for 6th-12th grade English Language Arts teachers, this three-day seminar will focus on how to lift up issues of ethical reflection and civic engagement through the study of literature.  With Facing History’s “Teaching Mockingbird” study guide as a model, we’ll explore key themes of identity, belonging, decision making, democracy and participation and will consider how to infuse historical sources and multimedia resources into the teaching of literature to create a meaningful and rigorous learning experience. In addition to using To Kill A Mockingbird, teachers will explore how other memoirs, novels and sets of poetry can be used with this similar framework. Participants will have collaborative time to plan out further units of study for the upcoming school year using Facing History’s model.

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours
    7.31.17 - 8.2.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605

August

  • 1
    Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

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    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools Summer Seminar

    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.
    8.1.17 - 8.3.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBC
    Toronto, ON
  • 2
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $500.00

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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 the fully revised edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle school and high school educators. *Please note we are working to confirm our location for this seminar. Location information will be posted as soon as it is secured, as well, you will be notified upon registration. Thank you for your patience!

     

     
    8.2.17 - 8.4.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH
  • 2
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $500.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    Please note: Credits are available towards professional development hours

    8.2.17 - 8.4.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Bishop O’Dowd High School
    9500 Stearns Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94605
  • 7
    Race and Membership in the United States
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

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    A Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Membership in the U.S.

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar 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.

    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 7
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $800.00

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    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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion- Brookdale Center
    1 West Fourth St
    New York, NY 10012-2286
  • 7
    Race and Membership in U.S. History: Civil Rights
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $700.00

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    Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

    In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    New York
    $420.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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

    8.8.17 - 8.10.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives in New York
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 14
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

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    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 seminar features the fully revised, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for teachers of history and other social sciences, English, arts, media, philosophy, and politics.

    8.14.17 - 8.16.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBC
    Toronto, ON
  • 21
    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.

    8.21.17 - 8.25.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 23
    CHC2 Canadian History Seminar
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

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    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens Seminar

    What is Canada? Who is considered Canadian? How do these beliefs impact society and how have they changed over time? What are the rights and responsibilities of Canadians? How does Canada’s past inform current cultural, social, economic, and political issues? These and other questions will be at the core of this seminar which examines Canada’s history and concepts of identity and membership.

    8.23.17 - 8.25.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location TBC
    Toronto, ON

October

  • 19
    2017 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    New York

    2017 New York Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice. Join us on October 19, 20127 at the New York Benefit Dinner and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world.

    Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
    23rd Street and the West Side Highway
    New York City, NY 10011
    10.19.17
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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