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Upcoming Events

2017

January

  • 23
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Online Workshop
    Online

    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.

    1.23.17 - 1.25.17
    Event
  • 25
    Teaching Young Adult Literature
    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.

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The workshop will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    1.25.17 - 1.26.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
  • 25
    Using Music to Explore History: The Stax Records Story
    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 Music to Explore History: The Stax Records Story

    What is the role music can play in shaping the way we see ourselves and others? What can we learn about the past by focusing on music? This workshop explores these questions and others, as well as the relationship between music and social change through five classic soul songs during their recording at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, during the Civil Rights Movement. The stories of the artists, the music, and the lyrics provide a window into the ways that music can inspire social change.

     

    1.25.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 26
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

    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.

     

    1.26.17 - 1.27.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 26
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Florida
    $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

    This workshop introduces 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. We offer a unique approach that integrates multimedia, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. Recommended for Grade 8 English and social studies teachers.

    In this workshop/seminar you will:

    1.26.17 - 1.27.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Miami Killian Senior High
    10655 SW 97th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33176
  • 30
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    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.

    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.
    1.30.17
    10:45 am - 2:30 pm
    Northern Valley Regional High School
    Demarest Academic Theater
    150 Knickerbocker Rd
    Demarest, NJ 07627
  • 31
    Teaching Salvaged Pages
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $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 Salvaged Pages: Using Diaries to Understand the Human Experience

    We will explore how the diaries and journals of young people during the Holocaust can be powerful historical and literary records. These powerful documents will help students confront the history of the Holocaust while examining adolescent choices, responsibility, and the impact of history on individual identity.
    1.31.17
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Hutchison School
    1740 Ridgeway Road
    Labry Hall, Room 114
    Memphis, TN 38119
  • 31
    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Learning
    Workshop
    California-Southern

     

     

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Learning: Close Reading, Speaking, Listening

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two day-long workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.

    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    1.31.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Event

February

  • 2
    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.
    2.2.17 - 3.15.17
  • 2
    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 civics education into ELA curricula. It explores important themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward others.

    2.2.17 - 3.8.17
  • 2
    Facing History During a Turbulent Present
    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.

    Facing History During a Turbulent Present

    This event is part of the Facing Contemporary Issues 2016-2017 Forum Series 

    Join us for a forum that uses history as a lens to help students—and ourselves—examine the choices and complexities we face in present-day America. Make sure to read the recent article in The Boston Globe that highlights how Facing History is doing this in classrooms.

    2.2.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 2
    Introduction to Facing History
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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 and Ourselves

    Join us for an interactive workshop that will introduce you to Facing History’s model for engaging teachers and students with classroom-ready resources and interdisciplinary teaching strategies and content.

    2.2.17
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County
    6393 Oak Tree Blvd
    Independence, OH 44131
  • 2
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    How to Teach To Kill a Mockingbird Effectively in a Facing History English Classroom

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

     
    2.2.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Victoria Charity Centre
    11 Belgrave Road
    1st Floor Conference Room
    London
    London
    SW1V 1RB
  • 4
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age in partnership with KQED

    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.

    Teachers will leave with KQED tools to help students create their own multimedia projects that put these lessons into action.

    2.4.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    KQED
    2601 Mariposa Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110
  • 7
    Children of Willesden Lane
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $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.

    Children of Willesden Lane Workshop: A Refugee Story

    Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl growing up in Vienna, was determined to become a concert pianist. In March of 1938, her dreams were shattered when German troops took over her homeland. Separated from her parents, Lisa was one of nearly 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport—a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis.
    2.7.17
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 8
    International Justice and Legacy of the Armenian Genocide
    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.

    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Today

    This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.

     

    2.8.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 9
    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.
    2.9.17 - 3.29.17
  • 14
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This two day 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 event is at full capacity. To be placed on a waitlist, please register.

    2.14.17 - 2.15.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    New York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
  • 15
    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
    2.15.17 - 2.16.17
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Event
  • 15
    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, digital 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. 

     

    2.15.17 - 2.17.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 23
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    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 workshop 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.

    2.23.17 - 2.24.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Ursuline College
    2550 Lander Road
    Pepper Pike, OH 44124
  • 23
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Texas
    $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 seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    2.23.17 - 3.25.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Harmony Schools Central Office
    9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
    Houston, TX 77099
  • 25
    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

    This workshop introduces our new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937.
    2.25.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 28
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, West Country
    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.

    How to Teach To Kill a Mockingbird effectively in a Facing History English Classroom, West Country

    This workshop introduces educators to Facing History's resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    2.28.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    West Country (TBD)
  • 28
    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

    This workshop/seminar introduces our new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937.


    2.28.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lick Wilmerding High School
    755 Ocean Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94112

March

  • 9
    Integrating LGBTQ Voices into the Humanities
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

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

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

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

    3.9.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    National Teachers Academy
    55 W Cermak Rd
    Chicago, IL 60616
  • 9
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Workshop
    New York
    $250.00

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

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This two-day workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    3.9.17 - 3.10.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New York Historical Society
    170 Central Park West
    New York, NY 10024
  • 14
    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 Workshop

    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 the fully revised, digital 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.

    3.14.17
    5:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Victoria Charity Centre
    1st Floor Conference Room
    11 Belgrave Road
    London
    SW1V 1RB
  • 14
    Rowan Three-Day Seminar: Day 1
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Teaching for Social Justice and Moral Integrity in These Times: Day 1

    Rowan University’s Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, offers a three-day seminar on the challenge and obligation to act for others in times of distress. Join us for all three days or each day separately.
    3.14.17 - 3.16.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Rowan University
    201 Mullica Hill Rd
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
  • 14
    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Literacy Skills
    Workshop
    California-Southern

     

     
     

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Literacy Skills through Writing Strategies

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two day-long workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.

    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    3.14.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Event
  • 14
    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.
    3.14.17
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 15
    Rowan Three-Day Seminar: Day 2
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Teaching for Social Justice and Moral Integrity in These Times: Day 2

    Rowan University’s Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, offers a three-day seminar on the challenge and obligation to act for others in times of distress. Join us for all three days or each day separately.
    3.15.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Rowan University
    201 Mullica Hill Rd
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
  • 16
    Rowan Three-Day Seminar: Day 3
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Teaching for Social Justice and Moral Integrity in These Times: Day 3

    Rowan University’s Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, offers a three-day seminar on the challenge and obligation to act for others in times of distress. Join us for all three days or each day separately.
    3.16.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Rowan University
    201 Mullica Hill Rd
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
  • 18
    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

    This workshop introduces our new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, which details the events unfolding in China and Japan in the years leading up to World War II in East Asia, and the Japanese occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937.
    3.18.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    New Rochelle High School
    265 Clove Road
    New Rochelle, NY 10801
  • 21
    Choices in Little Rock
    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.

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

    This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.
    3.21.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Rd
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 21
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar, which will be conducted in a blended learning format of 2 days face-to-face and online components before and after, explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? 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.

    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Road
    Room 401
    San Diego, CA 92111-7319
    3.21.17 - 3.22.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Event
  • 22
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    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.

    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.

    3.22.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Mark Day School
    39 Trellis Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior Advanced Workshop

    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 the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for teachers who are already teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior.

     

    3.24.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    South Shore International College Preparatory High School
    1955 E 75th St
    Chicago, IL 60649
  • 25
    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature
    Workshop
    China

    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature

    Please join Facing History and Ourselves and Alpha Partners Education for a weekend of Professional Development at Fudan International School.

    Facing History's pedagogy emphasizes close reading of challenging texts, critical analysis of primary and secondary sources, and the development of writing and speaking skills. We will model how to best integrate literacy strategies and resources within your curriculum.
    Fudan International School
    325 Guo Quan Road
    200042 Shanghai
    3.25.17 - 3.26.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 28
    Film as Text: Standards-Based Literacy
    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.

    Film as Text: Standards-Based Literacy

    Learn strategies for finding evidence in film to support an argumentative writing prompt and text-based discussions. This interactive after-school workshop is designed for social studies, civics, and humanities teachers.
    3.28.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    South Loop Elementary School
    1212 S Plymouth Ct.
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • 29
    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 Workshop

    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 the fully revised, digital 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.

    3.29.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    The Tomlinson Centre
    Queensbridge Road
    London
    E8 3ND
  • 30
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

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

    3.30.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Avenue
    Hayward, CA 94544

April

  • 1
    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature
    Workshop
    China

    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature

    Please join Facing History and Ourselves and Alpha Partners Education for a weekend of Professional Development at Tsinghua International School.

    Facing History's pedagogy emphasizes close reading of challenging texts, critical analysis of primary and secondary sources, and the development of writing and speaking skills. We will model how to best integrate literacy strategies and resources within your curriculum.

    Tsinghua International School
    Campus of Tsinghua High School
    Zhong Guan Cun North Street, Haidian District
    100084 Beijing
    4.1.17 - 4.2.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Event
  • 5
    Celebrating Student Leadership
    Community Event
    England

    Celebrating Student Leadership, 5th April

    This event, taking place on the 5th April, will be an opportunity to hear young student leaders from eight schools in northwest London conduct conversations about issues of concern to them in their community. This event is the culmination of a year’s work in which the students have studied the Facing History course Holocaust and Human Behaviour, and have volunteered in after school leadership workshops to  research and develop their projects.

     

    The Library at Willesden Green
    95 High Road
    London
    NW10 2SF
    4.5.17
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Event
  • 6
    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 civics education into ELA curricula. It explores important themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward others.
    4.6.17 - 5.10.17
  • 24
    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities
    Online Workshop
    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.

    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities

    In this five-day online workshop, we will introduce you to content about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre that will broaden your teaching of World War II beyond its usual European focus. Through the lens of an overlooked moment in history—when the Japanese Imperial Army brutally raped, tortured, and murdered thousands of Chinese men, women, and children—we will discuss universal questions relating to war crimes and human behavior in times of crisis and explore post-war legal efforts to hold individuals and nations accountable.
    4.24.17 - 4.28.17
  • 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
  • 29
    Music and Social Justice
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $0.00

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    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

June

  • 6
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $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.

    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
  • 9
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    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
    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.

     

     
    6.19.17 - 6.23.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    TBD
    Chicago, IL

July

  • 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
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 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
  • 18
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $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.

    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
  • 19
    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.

    7.19.17 - 7.21.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

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

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    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
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Seminar
    Seminar
    England
    £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.

    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
  • 31
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $40.00

    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: 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
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    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.

     
    7.31.17 - 8.2.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CA

August

  • 2
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    8.2.17 - 8.4.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 7
    Race and Membership in the United States
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

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

    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
  • 14
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

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

    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 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
  • 23
    CHC2 Canadian History Seminar
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 CAD

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

    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

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