Why We’re Here

Facing History believes that the lifeblood of democracy is the ability of every rising generation to be active, responsible decision-makers. And we believe that inspired teachers and innovative methods are the key. We work with educators around the world throughout their careers to improve their effectiveness in the classroom, as well as their students’ academic performance, historical understanding, and civic learning.


Facing History was founded in 1976 by educators who wanted to develop a more effective and rewarding way to engage students. Learn how we grew from a single innovative course to an organization reaching classrooms across the United States and around the world.

Where We Work

Having grown up in the United States, Facing History is now a citizen of the world, with a presence in more than 150 countries. See where we work.


The ideas that drive Facing History can’t be contained within the walls of a classroom, as reflected by the many ways you can participate. Find opportunities near you.


Help us create a better future through your generosity. Give quickly and easily online, see other ways to make a donation, explore our charity profile, and more.


An organization is only as good as the people in it, which is why some of the most forward-thinking educators in the world make up Facing History.


We have professional development, community, and fundraising events across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other international locations, as well as online. Get involved and be inspired.


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Stories and Voices

Read stories, profiles, and blogs that illuminate the work of Facing History in schools and communities across the globe.

Helpful Links About Us

Here, you can access the following information: tax status and tax ID for the United States, United Kingdom and Canada; our most recent financial statement and IRS 990 forms; and links to our privacy statement, Board list, annual report documents, and mission statement page.