2015

August

  • 31
    Building Competencies for Teaching Human Rights
    Seminar
    Manitoba
    50.00 CAD

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    Building Competencies for Teaching Human Rights

    An engaging professional development opportunity presented by Manitoba Education and Facing History and Ourselves at The Canadian Museum for Human Rights from August 31 to September 2, 2015.

    8.31.15 - 9.2.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Canadian Museum for Human Rights
    85 Israel Asper Way
    Winnipeg, MB R3C 0L5

September

  • 9
    The Individual and Society
    Webinar
    Online

    Back to School Series: The Individual and Society

    Whether you are new to us, a veteran Facing History teacher, or somewhere in between, this free webinar series will help you learn more about our approach, so you can use Facing History in your classroom this year.

    9.9.15
    3:00 pm
  • 10
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $10.00

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    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    We will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. 

    9.10.15
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 24
    Parent Student Teach-In
    Student Leadership Event
    Tennessee

    Parent Student Teach-In

    Experience Facing History at the grassroots level and get a snapshot of what our students learn, do, and feel in their classes every day.

    St Mary's Episcopal School
    The Buckman Performing Arts Center
    60 Perkins Extended
    Memphis, TN 38117
    9.24.15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 26
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

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    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.

    9.26.15
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Life Academy
    2101 35th Ave.
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • 28
    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Online Workshop
    Online

    Teaching the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    December 10, 2015, marks the 67th anniversary of the publication of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), an international and aspirational document created by Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others, in the aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust. This online workshop will prepare you to bring this history into your classroom.

    9.28.15 - 10.2.15

October

  • 2
    Facing History and the Common Core State Standards
    Workshop
    New York
    $20.00

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    Facing History and the Common Core: Developing Student Voice

    Facing History's rigorous and engaging primary sources and teaching strategies can be essential tools for Social Studies and ELA teachers who are designing lessons and projects that meet the Common Core literacy tasks and develop students' sense of civic agency. 

    10.2.15
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    The Nathan Cummings Foundation
    475 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY 10018
  • 2
    Cocktails for a Cause
    House Party
    Tennessee

    Cocktails for a Cause

    Cocktails for a Cause raises money for local non-profits in the Memphis area through a monthly happy hour. They feature celebrity bartenders, beer, wine, and signature drinks that change monthly for a gathering of like-minded people who want to support the great work being done by Memphians!

    The Home of Kathy Fish
    1509 Peabody
    Memphis, TN 38104
    10.2.15
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 7
    Violins of Hope Afterschool Workshop
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $0.00

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    Violins of Hope Afterschool Workshop

     Violins of Hope afterschool workshop, in partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.

    10.7.15
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
    2929 Richmond Road
    Beachwood, OH 44122
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

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    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 topics such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals define their responsibilities toward members of their communities. Our unique approach examines To Kill a Mockingbird using Facing History resources and teaching strategies that align with the Common Core and place the novel in a broader historical context.

    10.8.15 - 11.11.15
  • 12
    Holocaust and Human Behavior Workshop
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $30.00

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior featuring Lessons around the Violins of Hope

    One day workshop open to 6th- to 12th-grade humanities educators in partnership with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the Museum's Violins of Hope exhibit. Please note that some online pre-work will be required for this workshop.  

    10.12.15
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
    2929 Richmond Road
    Beachwood, OH 44122
  • 13
    Back to School: Teaching Black History Month
    Workshop
    England
    £10.00

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    Back to School: Teaching Black History Month

    Our UK Back to School educator workshop is on Tuesday 13 October from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We will survey materials for Black History Month. The workshop will also be an opportunity for you to reconnect with colleagues you may have met through Facing History in past years. As always, light refreshments will be available, so please do come along, and bring a colleague.

    10.13.15
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Victoria Charity Centre Conference Room 1st Floor
    11 Belgrave Road
    London
    SW1V 1RB
  • 13
    Los Angeles Benefit Dinner 2015
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Southern

    Los Angeles Benefit Dinner 2015

    Co-Chairs Carrie & Ken Richman and Joanne & Scott Blum invite you to join us for an inspirational evening featuring students, teachers and celebrated special guests as we revisit the most widely read book in American classrooms, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, to examine issues of race, gender, and moral growth.

    10.13.15
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
    9500 Wilshire Blvd
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior Online Course

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this online course we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups.

    10.15.15 - 12.9.15
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in Jewish Settings
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this online course examines the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

    10.15.15 - 12.9.15
  • 15
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

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    Choices in Little Rock Online Course

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted 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.

    10.15.15 - 12.2.15
  • 15
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    New York
    $0.00

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    Note that there is additional mandatory registration at MyLearningPlan. The fee for this registration is $10 and the fee for the workshop is $170, but the fee is waived for educators from the Cortland, McGraw, Cincinnatus, George Junior, Dryden, Marathon, and Groton school districts. The $180 fee includes two days of instruction, all materials, and ongoing support from Facing History. Free parking is available, and lunch is included.

    TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION, PLEASE GO TO MyLearningPlan

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of the democracy are most vulnerable? This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. 

    10.15.15 - 10.16.15
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES
    Room A-14
    555 Warren Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850
  • 15
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    Florida
    $20.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of the democracy are most vulnerable? This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    10.15.15 - 10.16.15
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    Miami, FL
  • 19
    A World Made New
    Workshop
    New York
    $0.00

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    Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    What is the responsibility of the international community when mass murder and genocide occur?  How do you move from recognizing a problem to taking action? In this two-day workshop, we will explore three major efforts to rebuild the global community after World War II and the Holocaust: The Nuremberg Trials, The Convention for the Prevention of Genocide, and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    10.19.15 - 10.20.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Women's Rights National Historical Park
    136 Fall St.
    Seneca Falls, NY 13148
  • 21
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

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    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

     In this seminar we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups.

    10.21.15 - 10.23.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 21
    Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $10.00

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    Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This workshop examines the events leading up to Armenian Genocide and the role of justice and judgment in its aftermath.

    10.21.15
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 22
    10th Annual Cleveland Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Ohio

    10th Annual Cleveland Benefit Dinner

    Co-Chairs Carolyn and Chuck Arnold invite you to join us for the 10th Annual Cleveland Benefit Dinner on Thursday, October 22nd at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    10.22.15
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cleveland Museum of Art
    11150 East Boulevard
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 23
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New York
    $20.00

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    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.

     

    10.23.15 - 10.24.15
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin
    272 Sixth Avenue
    New York, NY 10014
  • 29
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

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    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.

    10.29.15 - 12.16.15

November

  • 2
    19th Annual Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Tennessee

    19th Annual Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Co-Chairs Mikki and Darrell Cobbins, Kerry and Sutton Mora Hayes and Joyce Margulies and Uttam Shah invite you to join us for an inspirational evening featuring special guest Bryan Stevenson at the Hilton Hotel on November 2, 2015​.

    6:00-6:45 PM Cocktail reception
    6:45-9:00 PM Program and Dinner

    For more information or to have your questions answered, please contact Isabel Rodriguez at Isabel_rodriguez@facinghistory.org or at (901) 452-1776 ext. 222

    11.2.15
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hilton Hotel
    939 Ridge Lake Blvd
    Memphis, TN 38120
  • 5
    2015 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    New York

    2015 New York Benefit Dinner

    Facing History invites you to the 22nd Annual New York Benefit Dinner, featuring Upstander Award recipient Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. His memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting to end extreme punishments and careless justice in the United States.

    11.5.15
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cipriani Wall Street
    55 Wall Street
    New York, NY 10005
  • 5
    Community Conversation featuring Sonia Nazario
    Community Event
    Ohio

    Community Conversation featuring Sonia Nazario

    Join us for a Community Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario. She has written about social issues for more than two decades, most recently for the Los Angeles Times. Her astonishing bestseller Enrique’s Journey chronicles her reporting on a Honduran boy’s epic journey to the united States in order to find his mother.

    Lakewood Civic Auditorium
    14100 Franklin Blvd
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    11.5.15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 12
    A Community Conversation with Lynsey Addario
    Community Event
    Illinois

    A Community Conversation with Lynsey Addario

    American photojournalist Lynsey Addario’s work regularly appears in The New York TimesNational Geographic, and Time magazine. She vividly captures conflicts and humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. Lynsey has received numerous awards for her work, including a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting and the MacArthur Genius Grant.

    AMC River East 21
    322 E. Illinois St.
    Chicago, IL 60611
    11.12.15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this two-day workshop we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, and memory, and explore how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

    11.13.15 - 11.14.15
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 West 120th Street
    New York, NY 10027

December

  • 2
    Teaching Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $20.00

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    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.

    12.2.15 - 12.3.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 3
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $20.00

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    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.

    12.3.15 - 12.4.15
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 7
    Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $0.00

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    Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    We will examine the roots of the Armenian Genocide and its legacies, which are very much alive today. Topics include identity, dehumanization, and justice.

    12.7.15 - 12.8.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Illinois Holocaust Museum
    9603 Woods Dr
    Skokie, IL 60077
  • 9
    International Justice and The Rule of Law
    Online Workshop
    Online

    International Justice and The Rule of Law

    This workshop examines the role of justice and judgment after episodes of mass violence.

    12.9.15 - 12.11.15
2016

January

  • 12
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

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    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In this workshop we will examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups.

    1.12.16 - 1.13.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 14
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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 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. 

    1.14.16 - 1.15.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 27
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $20.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    1.27.16 - 1.28.16
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103

February

  • 25
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    2.25.16 - 2.26.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622

March

  • 31
    Choices in Little Rock
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $220.00

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    Choices in Little Rock: A Pivotal Moment in School Desegregation

    In this 2-day workshop we will examine a pivitol moment U.S. history, the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

     

    3.31.16 - 4.1.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622

April

  • 5
    Teaching Reconstruction
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

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

    4.5.16 - 4.6.16
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445

July

  • 10
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this seminar examines the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

    7.10.16 - 7.14.16
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445