2015

April

  • 27
    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín
    Partner Event
    Massachusetts

    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín

    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín is a profoundly moving multimedia concert-drama that tells the story of the courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (Terezín) who performed the celebrated Verdi Requiem sixteen times while experiencing the depths of human degradation. Imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter told the choir, “We will sing to the Nazis what we cannot say to them.”

    Boston Symphony Hall
    301 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
    4.27.15
    8:00 pm
  • 28
    Askwith Forum with the Harvard Graduate School
    Partner Event
    Massachusetts

    Teaching about Religion in Public School Settings

    George Washington’s 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island is a landmark in the history of religious freedom in America, and part of a founding moment in U.S. history when the country was negotiating how a democracy accommodates differences among its people. Globally, recent debates about immigration and national identity often overlap with those about religion, belonging, and citizenship.

    Longfellow Hall
    13 Appian Way
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    4.28.15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 29
    New England Benefit Dinner 2015
    Benefit Dinner
    Massachusetts

    New England Benefit Dinner 2015

    Co-Chairs Heidi & Lew Pearlson and Dale & Bob Mnookin invite you to join us for an inspirational and thought-provoking evening. Through the lens of personal stories, we will explore the complexities of human behavior, feelings of identity and membership, navigation of personal differences, and the process of making difficult ethical decisions. These are all core Facing History themes that are relevant to creating positive change in society.

    4.29.15
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Westin Copley Place
    10 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 30
    Community Conversation and Student Upstander Celebration
    Community Event
    California-Southern

    Community Conversation and Student Upstander Celebration

    Join us for a Community Conversation and year-end celebration of Facing History Los Angeles' Partnership Schools. We are honored and excited to feature Anthony Chavez, grandson of legendary farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. Anthony will share the legacy of his grandfather's work, including his own personal journey to becoming an upstander. We will also recognize the 2015 Upstander Award-winning students from our Partnership Schools.

    La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
    501 North Main Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    4.30.15
    4:30 pm
  • 30
    2015 Chicago Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Illinois
    For further information, please contact Lizzie Cohen at 312-345-3221 or elizabeth_cohen@facing.org

    2015 Chicago Benefit Dinner

    Benefit Co-Chairs Stephanie Neely and Shawn Lytle invite you to join us for an inspirational evening honoring the Freedom Riders. In 1961, this group of extraordinary young civil rights activists, at their peril, rode interstate buses to challenge the non-enforcement of desegregation rulings in the southern United States. The Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr. and Gerald Stern, participants in the civil rights movement, will share their stories along with Facing History teachers and students. This year our ballroom will become a classroom where we explore how this history resonates today. 

    5:30pm:  Reception

    6:30pm:  Dinner and Program

    4.30.15
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hyatt Regency Chicago
    151 E. Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60601

May

  • 1
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $20.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Please note that the session on Friday 5/1, will take place bewteen 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday's 5/2 session will be from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    This workshop introduces Facing History's newest 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, deepening students' understanding of the novel and illuminating fundamental questions of human behavior.

    5.1.15 - 5.2.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    University of Northern Colorado Campus
    501 20th St
    Greeley, CO 80639
  • 3
    "Melting Away" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
    Community Event
    Ohio

    "Melting Away" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for a screening and panel discussion of Israeli director Doron Eran's feature film, Melting Away

    Lakewood Civic Auditorium
    14100 Franklin Blvd
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    5.3.15
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 4
    A Conversation with Dr. Terrence Roberts
    Community Event
    Florida

    A Conversation with Dr. Terrence Roberts

    Please join us for this special opportunity to be in conversation with Dr. Terrence Roberts as he shares his experiences as a 15-year-old student at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas during its desegregation in 1957. Students studying Facing History's unit about this history, Choices in Little Rock, are warmly invited to participate in the evening. A special invitation is extended to all U.S. history teachers in Miami Dade County Public Schools. This event is free and open to the public.

    HistoryMiami
    101 West Flagler St
    Miami, FL 33130
    5.4.15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 5
    Screening of "Once in a Lifetime/Les Hériters" at Toronto Je
    Partner Event
    Ontario

    Screening of "Once in a Lifetime/Les Hériters" at Toronto Jewish Film Festival

    This powerful and inspirational drama is based on a true story. A group of high school student's lives are changed forever when their teacher enters them into an academic competition on the theme of “children in Nazi concentration camps”. A hit at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the drama offers new insight into the impact of Holocaust education on future generations.

    Hot Docs Cinema
    Toronto, ON
    5.5.15
    6:00 pm
  • 12
    A Community Conversation with Sonia Nazario
    Community Event
    California-Northern

    Enrique’s Journey & America’s Immigration Dilemma: A Community Conversation

    Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation
     
    Join us for a Community Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Sonia Nazario. Nazario 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.
     

    Clark Kerr Campus, Krutch Theater
    2601 Warring Street, Building 14
    Berkeley, CA 94720
    5.12.15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 13
    Denver Benefit Dinner 2015
    Benefit Dinner
    Colorado

    Denver/Rocky Mountain States Benefit Dinner 2015

    Brooke & Tom Gordon and Dale & John Katzenberg invite you to join Facing History and Ourselves along with special guest Jamie Laurie, a lead vocalist with the local band Flobots for our 7th Annual Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. This inspirational and thought provoking evening supports the work of Facing History educators in the Denver / Rocky Mountain States region and across the globe.

    This year, we proudly establish and present the Bill Gold Upstander of the Year Award. This honor will be given annually to a teacher, student, or community member who exemplifies the values that defined Bill’s life: humility, love, compassion, understanding, and courage.

    5.13.15
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    History Colorado Center
    1200 Broadway
    Denver, CO 80203
  • 14
    Exploring the Indian Boarding School Movement
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

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    Exploring the Indian Boarding School Movement

    What is the legacy of the Indian Boarding School Movement? Together we will examine the complex issues of identity as owned by one group and perceived by others. We will consider case studies of two of the first all-Indian boarding schools, Richard Pratt's Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, and the Thomas Indian School in New York, and their attempts to “Americanize” Native American students. Questions of cultural genocide will be introduced, as well as the legacy of historical trauma and its impact on Native American communities.

    5.14.15
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    The National Museum of the American Indian–New York
    One Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 25
    Nanjing Atrocities Workshop
    Workshop
    Ontario
    10.00 CAD

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    Nanjing Atrocities in Historical Perspective Educator Workshop

    Join us for an interactive educator workshop on the history of the Nanjing Massacre, followed by an engaging lecture by Dr. Joshua Fogel.

    5.25.15
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    FHAO Offices @ Centre of Social Innovation
    215 Spadina Avenue
    Connector Room
    Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

June

  • 5
    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

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    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

    What is the relationship between war and war crimes? On December 13, 1937, Nanjing, then capital of China, fell to the Japanese Imperial Army. Thousands of civilians and soldiers were massacred, mass rape and murder of thousands of women occurred, and homes throughout the city were looted and burned. Much of the city was destroyed. Through the study of primary source documents, films, and our new resource, The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War, and stories of survivors and rescuers, we will examine the events leading to the siege of Nanjing, the choices individuals and groups make during moments of collective violence, and the enduring legacies of the atrocities in Nanjing. 

    By inviting educators to a critical analysis of and ethical reflection on one case of mass atrocities committed in the 20th century, we hope to model a pedagogical approach to teaching difficult histories — histories that raise ethical and moral questions about humanity’s capacity for violence, as well as its capacity for empathy. 

    Recommended for 10th-12th grade history, social science, or humanities teachers. $10 fee includes lunch and materials. 

    6.5.15
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Asia Society
    725 Park Avenue
    New York, NY
  • 9
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $500.00

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    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    *3 Day Seminar with Online Component

    Online: June 2-8

    In Person: June 9-11

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? 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. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

    6.9.15 - 6.11.15
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Christian Brothers University
    Buckman Hall, Montesi
    650 E Parkway S
    Memphis, TN 38104
  • 11
    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. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

    6.11.15 - 8.5.15
  • 11
    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.

    6.11.15 - 7.29.15
  • 16
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $500.00

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    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 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. 

    6.16.15 - 6.18.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 18
    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 themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward other members of their communities.

    6.18.15 - 7.23.15
  • 22
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $30.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for this three-day seminar to discover best practices for teaching argumentative writing; strategies that create engaging, interdisciplinary lessons that align with the ELA Common Core State Standards (CCSS); and ideas for using literature to help students explore complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, rescue, and how individuals can make a difference in the world today.

    6.22.15 - 6.24.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Laurel School
    1 Lyman Circle
    Shaker Heights, OH 44122
  • 22
    Race and Membership in American History
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $550.00

    Fee includes all materials and meals during the seminar. Lodging and transportation not included. Scholarships are available.

    Race & Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    What can we learn about the evolving notion of citizenship and changing the rights of “outsiders”? In this seminar we will examine the legacies of these ideas as we connect this history to democracy today.

    6.22.15 - 6.26.15
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Avenue
    Hayward, CA 94545
  • 23
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Seminar
    Colorado
    $630.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar will prepare middle school and high school humanities educators to implement a unit on the Reconstruction period that investigates the construction of American identity and issues of membership in the United States following the Civil War, and reflects on the relationship between race and the ideals of freedom and citizenship.

    6.23.15 - 6.25.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Posner Center for International Development
    1031 33rd Street
    2nd Floor Classroom
    Denver, CO 80205
  • 23
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $30.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This seminar 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.

    6.23.15 - 6.25.15
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Christian Brothers University
    Buckman Hall, Montesi
    650 E Parkway S
    Memphis, TN 38104
  • 30
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Seminar
    New York
    $420.00

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

    6.30.15 - 7.2.15
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    The Museum of the City of New York
    1220 5th Avenue
    New York, NY 10029

July

  • 6
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in Jewish Settings
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this weeklong 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. 

    7.6.15 - 7.10.15
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
    1 West 4th St
    New York, NY 10012
  • 6
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $550.00

    Fee includes all materials and meals during the seminar. Lodging and transportation not included. Scholarships are available.

    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 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.

     

    7.6.15 - 7.10.15
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Avenue
    Hayward, CA 94545
  • 7
    The Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $300.00

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

    7.7.15 - 7.9.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Autry Museum
    4700 Western Heritage Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • 7
    What 9/11 Stories Tell
    Workshop
    New York

    What 9/11 Stories Tell

    How do journalists and historians reveal the impact of 9/11 through stories and research?

    9/11 Tribute Center
    120 Liberty St
    New York, NY 10006
    7.7.15 - 7.8.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 10
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Colorado
    $650.00

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    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 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.

    This seminar blends online learning with face-to-face learning.  We will begin our online learning July 10-17 and then meet in person July 21-23.   *All participants are expected to complete approximately six hours of online work prior to our first meeting day. 

    7.10.15 - 7.23.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Posner Center for International Development
    1031 33rd Street
    2nd Floor Classroom
    Denver, CO 80205
  • 12
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in Jewish Settings
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this 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.

    7.12.15 - 7.16.15
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 13
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $550.00

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    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 five-day 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. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

    In this seminar you will:

    7.13.15 - 7.17.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 13
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship and Belonging

    What does it mean to be an American? Who may live among us? How does a society integrate immigrants, and how do immigrants transform societies? How do beliefs about race influence how immigrants are received? How have immigrants and their allies acted as upstanders for a more just society? In this seminar, participants will explore these questions as they consider the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States. We will consider how the choices and actions of immigrants have shaped ideas about freedom and democracy and influenced what it means to be American.

    7.13.15 - 7.17.15
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    The Tenement Museum
    103 Orchard Street
    New York, NY 10002
  • 13
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $50.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird Hybrid

    July 13-17 will be online; July 21-23, 2015, will take place in-person

    This seminar 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. Our approach examines To Kill a Mockingbird through the lens of Facing History’s pedagogic model using Common Core-aligned teaching strategies, and provides historical context, multimedia resources, informational text, and primary sources to place the book in its broader context.

    7.13.15 - 7.23.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 14
    Chattanooga: Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $30.00

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    Chattanooga: 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 seminar explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    7.14.15 - 7.16.15
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Staff Development Building
    1161 West 40th Street
    Chattanooga, TN
  • 14
    Teaching to Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $30.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This seminar 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.

    7.14.15 - 7.16.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Chamber of Commerce
    350 South Bixel Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 20
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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    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 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.

    7.20.15 - 7.24.15
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Dominican Academy
    44 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10065
  • 27
    Race and Membership in U.S. History
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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

    What can we learn about the evolving notion of citizenship and changing rights of “the other”? In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era. Participants will examine resistance to these ideas through the Civil Rights Movement using a case study of the events at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

    7.27.15 - 7.31.15
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Dominican Academy
    44 East 68th Street
    New York, NY 10065
  • 27
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

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    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 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.

    In this seminar you will:

    • Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
    • Investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.
    • Receive a free copy of Facing History’s Holocaust and Human Behavior
    7.27.15 - 7.31.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 27
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Seminar
    England
    £325.00

    Often, our training is at little or no cost to educators, other times we can help you find assistance through grants. Applications for financial aid via grant or scholarship can be filled out as you are completing the seminar application, including the option to apply for scholarships or indicate that a school will pay, where these options apply.

    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? Using Facing History’s unique methodology, we will explore the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy and ultimately the murder of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behaviour, judgment, memory, and how individuals can make a difference in the world today.

    7.27.15 - 7.31.15
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Friends House
    173 Euston Rd
    London
    NW1 2BJ
  • 30
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $20.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces Facing History's newest 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, deepening students' understanding of the novel and illuminating fundamental questions of human behavior.

    In this workshop you will:

    7.30.15 - 7.31.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL

August

  • 3
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $20.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces Facing History's newest 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, deepening students' understanding of the novel and illuminating fundamental questions of human behavior.

    8.3.15 - 8.4.15
    7:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Douglas County High School
    2842 Front St
    Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • 3
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $0.00

    This workshop is held in partnership with the Massachusetts Teachers Association Summer Conference 2015. Participants must register with Facing History and on the MTA website when it opens mid May. You do not need to be an MTA member to sign up. The event fee will be through the MTA

     

    MTA Summer Conference: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    MTA Summer Conference: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This two-session workshop is presented as part of the Massachusetts Teachers Association's (MTA) annual five-day conference in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

    Facing History and Ourselves' rigorous and engaging primary sources and teaching strategies can be essential tools for Social Studies and English Language Arts teachers who are aligning their pedagogy with the Common Core State Standards.

    8.3.15 - 8.4.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    MA
  • 3
    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Pennsylvania
    $700.00

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    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 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. Scholarships available.

    8.3.15 - 8.7.15
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Germantown Friends School
    31 W Coulter St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • 4
    Holocaust and Human Behavior with Violins of Hope
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior with Violins of Hope

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this 2-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. In partnership with the Maltz Museum's Violins of Hope exhibit and community programming, we will also explore the role music and instruments played in sustaining the human spirit and resisting oppression. This workshop was designed for 6th–12th grade humanities educators in collaboration with the Cleveland Council for Independent Schools.  It is open to all Cleveland-area educators. 

    8.4.15 - 8.5.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Laurel School
    1 Lyman Circle
    Shaker Heights, OH 44122
  • 5
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

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

    In this seminar you will:

    8.5.15 - 8.7.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
    Columbia Point
    Boston, MA 02125
  • 10
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

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

    In this seminar you will:

    8.10.15 - 8.12.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 10
    Race and Membership in U.S. History
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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

    What can we learn about the evolving notion of citizenship and changing rights of “the other”? In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era. Participants will examine resistance to these ideas through the Civil Rights Movement using a case study of the events at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

    8.10.15 - 8.14.15
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
    Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 10
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Seminar
    Ontario
    700.00 CAD

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    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? In this course we will consider issues such as identity, membership, and judgment while learning about the Holocaust as well as other histories of collective violence.  We will explore ways to address young people’s concerns about exclusion and inclusion and stereotyping using the lens of history.  The seminar will conclude by exploring what it means to be an active citizen in a democracy.

    8.10.15 - 8.14.15
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    OISE
    252 Bloor Street West
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
  • 10
    Race and Membership in American History
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

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    Race and Membership: From Segregation to Civil Rights

    How did ideas about race and racism become part of the American social and political fabric? How do the choices that young people, elected leaders, the media, and other community members make shape a society? What can individuals and groups in a democracy do to correct injustices?

    8.10.15 - 8.14.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 13
    An Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

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    An Introduction to Facing History and Ourselves Resources and Pedagogy

    This interactive workshop will introduce teachers to Facing History resources and pedagogy by focusing on the Facing History themes of identity, membership, and choosing to participate using non-fiction texts. Workshop sessions are designed to engage teachers in activities that will provide an introduction to these ideas for use at the beginning and throughout the school year.

    In this workshop you will:

    8.13.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 14
    Teaching for Safe and Inclusive Classrooms
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

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    Teaching for Safe and Inclusive Classrooms

    In this interactive workshop, we will focus on the Facing History and Ourselves themes of identity, membership, and community to introduce you to Facing History and help you build a safe and inclusive classroom this school year. We will also sample an array of proven teaching strategies, classroom activities, and multimedia resources.

    8.14.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 16
    Holocaust and Human Behavior in a Jewish Setting
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $750.00

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this weeklong 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. Recommended for 6th-12th grade U.S. History, World History, Humanities or English language arts teachers, or general educators in a Jewish school setting. Scholarships are available.

    8.16.15 - 8.20.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sinai Akiba Academy
    10400 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • 17
    Race and Membership in U.S. History
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $700.00

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

    What can we learn about the evolving notion of citizenship and changing rights of “the other”? In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era. Participants will examine resistance to these ideas through the Civil Rights Movement using a case study of the events at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

    8.17.15 - 8.21.15
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

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    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 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.

    In this seminar you will:

    8.17.15 - 8.21.15
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 West 120th Street
    New York, NY 10027
  • 19
    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens
    Seminar
    Ontario
    350.00 CAD

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    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens

    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?

    This seminar will prepare grade 10 history teachers to pilot a unique approach to using the revised 2013 Ontario curriculum that engages students in an exploration of how choices in history have shaped Canada's identity, its relationship with the world, and the future of Canada as a nation.

    8.19.15 - 8.21.15
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Facing History Office @ CSI
    Centre for Social Innovation
    215 Spadina Avenue
    Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

September

  • 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

  • 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–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: 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
  • 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
    Holocaust and Human Behavior (Educators in a Jewish Setting)
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

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    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

    How is history shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility? Grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values, this online course, which is designed specifically for educators who teach in a Jewish setting, 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. 

    10.15.15 - 12.9.15
  • 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. Participants will investigate the complexities of human behavior, judgment, memory, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today.

    10.15.15 - 12.9.15
  • 22
    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.

    10.22.15 - 10.23.15
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    Miami, FL