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Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

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

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

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

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

    Online
2020

October

  • 29
    Whose Vote Counts
    Online
    Community Event


    Thursday, October 29

    8:00-9:00 PM ET
    7:00-8:00 PM CT
    6:00-7:00 PM MT
    5:00-6:00 PM PT
    2:00-3:00 PM HT
     

    Produced in partnership with FRONTLINE PBS.
    This event will be streamed on YouTube Live. Please contact our Special Events team with any questions. 

    Facing History Now: Conversations on Equity & Justice - Whose Vote Counts

    Join Facing History and FRONTLINE PBS for a panel discussion about the FRONTLINE PBS film Whose Vote Counts, which explores access to voting — an issue critical to the 2020 election.

    YouTube Live
    October 29, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November

  • 10
    Bridging the Equity Gap: Race and Membership in America
    Ohio
    Workshop
    $75.00

    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 workshop is held on non-consecutive days; attendance is required on both days.

    Session 1: November 10, 4:00 – 5:30pm (ET)
    Session 2: November 12, 4:00 – 5:30pm (ET)

    4:00 – 5:30pm ET
    3:00 – 4:30pm CT
    2:00 – 3:30pm MT
    1:00 – 2:30pm PT

    Bridging the Equity Gap: Race and Membership in American History

    Explore how Americans have debated who is entitled to the benefits and resources of citizenship. By studying the Eugenics movement of the early 1900s, educators and students will understand how these legacies continue today in our current educational and political structures.

    November 10, 2020 - November 12, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Online
  • 10
    Reflecting on How We Teach History
    United Kingdom
    Webinar

    Remembering Our Past: Reflecting on How We Teach History

    Explore how we can engage with our history, reflecting on how and who we choose to remember, and how we can make the lessons of history feel relevant today.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    November 10, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 12
    After the Election: What's Next for US Democracy?
    Online
    Webinar

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    7:00-8:00 PM ET
    6:00-7:00 PM CT
    5:00-6:00 PM MT
    4:00-5:00 PM PT

    Captioning will be available during this webinar. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.

    After the Election: What's Next for US Democracy?

    With Nicholas Kristof, Martha Minow, and Randall Kennedy

    Join Facing History and Ourselves and the New York Times Learning Network for a lively community conversation where we will examine what's next for US democracy, the role of teachers and education, and the future of youth civic participation.

    Online
    November 12, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 18
    LGBTQ Voices in History for Illinois Educators
    Illinois
    Workshop
    $0.00

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

    LGBTQ Voices in History: Meeting the Illinois 2020 Mandate

    In this interactive workshop, we will share ideas about how you can use Facing History resources to help meet the Illinois mandate (effective July 1, 2020) to “include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state.” This workshop is intended for educators in Illinois.

    November 18, 2020
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
  • 18
    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices
    Ohio
    Workshop
    $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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices

    Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of circumstances on individuals.

    November 18, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Online
  • 19
    A Conversation with Dr. Eve L. Ewing
    Online
    Webinar

     

    Thursday, November 19

    7:00-8:00 PM ET
    6:00-7:00 PM CT
    5:00-6:00 PM MT
    4:00-5:00 PM PT

    Captioning will be available during this webinar. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.

    Confronting Chicago’s History of Racial Violence: A Conversation with Dr. Eve L. Ewing

    Join us for a conversation with writer, sociologist, poet, and professor Dr. Eve L. Ewing where we will discuss the history explored in Facing History and Ourselves’ upcoming new unit The Red Summer in Chicago which sheds light on a defining moment in Chicago’s history: a week-long episode of racial violence in 1919 that would claim the lives of thirty-eight people.
    Online
    November 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2021

January

  • 20
    Teaching Memoir Series: Identity, History, and Choices
    New York
    Workshop
    $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.

    Teaching Memoir Series: Identity, History, and Choices

    This three part series will draw on Facing History’s Witnesses to History Collection, to explore ways to engage youth in thinking about identity, reflecting on the impact of history on individuals and groups, and analyzing adolescent choices. The third session will feature Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know.

    This workshop is intended for middle and high school teachers in the New York/New Jersey area. NY participants will receive CTLE hours and NJ participants can get PD hours upon completion.

    January 20, 2021 - February 10, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
  • 28
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This course introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
  • 28
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    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 course features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
  • 28
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021

February

  • 9
    Red Summer in Chicago
    Illinois
    Workshop
    $0.00

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

    Red Summer in Chicago for Chicago Public School Educators

    Join Facing History and Chicago Public Schools Social Science facilitators virtually to learn about Facing History and Ourselves’ new unit The Red Summer in Chicago, which sheds light on a defining moment in Chicago’s history: a week-long episode of racial violence in 1919 that claimed the lives of thirty-eight people.

    This course is directed towards educators in Chicago Public Schools.

    February 9, 2021 - February 11, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Zoom

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