2015

February

  • 27
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $10.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop is full. 

    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.

    2.27.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083

March

  • 3
    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $10.00

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    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

    Through the study of primary source documents, films, and a pre-publication draft of Facing History’s newest resource The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War we will examine the events leading up to the siege of Nanjing.

     

    3.3.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Posner Center for International Development
    1031 33rd Street
    2nd Floor Classroom
    Denver, CO 80205
  • 3
    Teaching Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $20.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This event is now full. Please click Get Event Details to see more options or be placed on a waitlist.

    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.

    3.3.15 - 3.4.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 4
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $220.00

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

    3.4.15 - 3.5.15
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Autry Museum
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 4
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

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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. 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.

    3.4.15 - 3.6.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy HS
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 5
    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $10.00

    Often, our training is at no cost to educators, other times we can help you find assistance through grants.

    The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War

    Through the study of primary source documents, films, and Facing History’s newest resource The Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War we will examine the events leading up to the siege of Nanjing.

    3.5.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 6
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    New York
    $100.00

    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. 

    3.6.15 - 3.7.15
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Facing History New York office
    14 East 4th Street
    Suite 3003
    New York, NY
  • 9
    Wonder: The Challenge of Difference
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $10.00

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    Wonder: The Challenge of Difference

    How do adolescents respond to difference? What choices do we make to “fit in”? The best-selling young adult novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio explores these questions through the lens of Auggie Pullman – a young man whose craniofacial anomalies have kept him out of public school until the fifth grade – and his fellow students at Beecher Prep. By following Auggie as he navigates school culture for the first time, students are able to consider these questions in depth.

    3.9.15
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • 10
    Educating to Enlighten in Troubling Times
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $10.00

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    Educating to Enlighten in Troubling Times

    The violence in Ferguson, Missouri, and other American cities; the continuing crises in the Middle East; the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Teachers and students alike are confronted with troubling news every time we turn on the TV, open the paper, or log in to social media. How can we as educators bring these difficult issues into our classrooms?

    3.10.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Rd
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 11
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $0.00

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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. When ideals and values of a democracy may be most vulnerable.

    3.11.15
    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Avenue
    Hayward, CA 94545
  • 16
    Dinner with Dr. Richard Hovannisian
    Community Event
    California-Southern
    Photo: Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian

    Dinner and Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide with Dr. Richard Hovannisian

    Facing History and Ourselves presents an evening for educators and community members to learn together with Dr. Richard Hovannisian in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial.

    3.16.15
    6:00 pm
    Galleria Ballroom - Glendale
    401 West Colorado Street
    Glendale, CA 91204
  • 18
    Talking About Injustice
    Community Event
    Illinois

    Talking About Injustice - A Community Conversation with Bryan Stevenson

    Presented by Facing History and Ourselves and The Allstate Foundation in partnership with The Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law.

    Join us for a Community Conversation with Bryan Stevenson, attorney, human rights activist, and author. A MacArthur fellow and Founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates, and a leader in the movement to fight mass incarceration in the United States. 

    In his memoir, Just Mercy, Stevenson recalls his experiences as a young lawyer advocating for justice and fighting against extreme punishments in an unbalanced criminal justice system. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and motivate audiences to take action and make changes in their own lives.

    As part of Facing History's national series of Community Conversations, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, this event is free and open to the public. 

    Student groups are encouraged to attend. Please contact Logan Quan (logan_quan@facing.org) about bringing any group larger than 8 and we will confirm availability.  Priority will be given to teachers in the Facing History and Ourselves network. 

    We would like to thank all our current Community Partners* for their help with this event:

         Art on Sedgwick

         Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

         Cabrini Green Legal Aid

         Chicago Bar Association

         Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under the Law

         Chicago Jobs Council

         City Year Chicago

         Cleanslate Chicago

         Free Spirit Media

         GlobeMed

         Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention

         Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

         Lawndale Christian Legal Center

         Loyola University Chicago Civitas ChildLaw Center

         LINK Unlimited Scholars

         MacArthur Foundation

         Mikva Challenge

         Restore Justice Illinois

         Robert R. McCormick Foundation

         UChicago Careers in Public and Social Service

         University of Chicago Institute of Politics

         Woods Fund Chicago

         Year Up

    *: List updated as Partners confirmed 

    Thorne Auditorium - Northwestern University
    375 E. Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    3.18.15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 19
    Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

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

    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 workshop 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.

    3.19.15 - 3.20.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    National Teachers Academy
    55 W. Cermak Rd.
    Chicago, IL 60616
  • 19
    Teaching Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $10.00

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    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for this hybrid workshop where participants will be asked to complete approximately 4 hours of self-paced online learning between March 15 and 18. We will meet in-person on Thursday, March 19 at Facing History's headquarters.

    3.19.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 19
    Talking About Injustice
    Community Event
    Ohio

    Talking About Injustice - A Community Conversation with Bryan Stevenson

    Join us for a Community Conversation with Bryan Stevenson, attorney, human rights activist, and author of Just Mercy. Stevenson is one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a leader of the movement to fight mass incarceration in the United States. His electrifying TED talk on the subject of injustice has been viewed nearly two million times.

    Cleveland State University Main Ballroom
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    3.19.15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 24
    Wonder: The Challenge of Difference
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

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    Wonder: The Challenge of Difference

    Auggie is the main character of the best-selling young adult novel, Wonder. In this workshop, participants will explore both the book and the teacher guide that accompanies it to consider themes of inclusion and exclusion, difference and multiple points of view. The workshop will include additional, complementary Facing History resources.

    3.24.15
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Nathan Cummings Foundation
    475 Tenth Ave, 14th Floor
    New York, NY 10018
  • 25
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $170.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop 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. Participants will receive a range of primary sources aligned to Common Core State Standards.

    3.25.15 - 3.26.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School
    2111 W. 47th Street
    Chicago, IL 60609
  • 26
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This non-consecutive two-day workshop is open to all districts

    3.26.15 Day 1, 9:00am-4:00pm

    3.31.15 Day 2, 9:00am-4:00pm

    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.   
    In this workshop you will:

    3.26.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 26
    Facing History and the Common Core: Developing Student Voice
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

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    Facing History and the Common Core: Developing Student Voice

    The Common Core State Standards are being implemented in school districts throughout New York, and across the nation. Facing History's rigorous and engaging resources and teaching strategies can be essential tools for Social Studies and English/Language Arts teachers who are designing lessons and projects that both fulfill Common Core literacy tasks and develop students' sense of civic agency. Participants will explore Facing History's Common Core supplement to our Holocaust and Human Behavior resource.

    3.26.15
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
    100 Crescent Beach Road
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 30
    Using Music to Explore History: The Stax Records Story
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $0.00

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    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. 

    Participants will be introduced to our new resource, The Sounds of Change, which was developed in collaboration with The Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The lessons include activities that help teachers and students analyze lyrics, explore the historical contexts in which the songs were written, and grapple with questions about human behavior.

     

     

    3.30.15
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Stax Museum of American Soul Music
    926 East McLemore Avenue
    Memphis, TN
  • 31
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Workshop
    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. Using Facing History and Ourselves curriculum and unique exhibits of the Museum of Tolerance -- including its newest one on Anne Frank -- the program also features the opportunity to meet and hear a Holocaust survivor. Everyone walks away with new insights, tools and valuable classroom resources.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.31.15 - 4.1.15
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

April

  • 1
    2015 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    California-Northern

    2015 San Francisco Bay Area Benefit Dinner

    Benefit co-chairs Lalita Tademy and Barry Williams, Jayne and Carl Williams, and Matt Daniels and David Lasker invite you to join us for an inspirational and thought provoking evening with community leaders, educators and students. This annual benefit supports our vital work that reaches over 234,000 students in 660 public, independent and religious schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    United States Senator Cory Booker, New Jersey, will be honored with Facing History's Upstander Award that recognizes individuals who have chosen to make a difference in the world by speaking out against injustice and creating positive change.

    4.1.15
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
    5 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111
  • 8
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

    Often, our training is at no cost to educators, other times we can help you find assistance through grants.

    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. 

    4.8.15 - 4.9.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 9
    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.

    4.9.15 - 5.14.15
  • 9
    Common Core and Journalism in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $0.00

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    Common Core and Journalism in a Digital Age: Considering Contemporary Issues

    In this three-day series, participants will develop a more grounded understanding of the Common Core States through teaching demonstrations and replicable strategies for improving student’s reading and writing skills and promoting ethical reflection. Close reading, speaking/listening, visualization, evaluation of evidence, and writing will be covered.

    4.9.15
    8:45 am - 3:00 pm
    San Diego County Department of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Road
    San Diego, CA 92111-7319
  • 12
    Yom Hashoah Commemoration
    Community Event
    Massachusetts

    Yom Hashoah Commemoration in Partnership with JCRC

    Sunday, April 12, 2015
    10:30 AM -12:30 PM
    Faneuil Hall, Boston

    This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the unveiling of the New England Holocaust Memorial, and the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Join us to commemorate these events, and those who died in the Holocaust. Our keynote speaker will be David Eisenhower, grandson of general and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    Fanuiel Hall
    Boston, MA 02108
    4.12.15
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 13
    Eyewitness Testimonies in the Classroom
    Workshop
    New York
    $10.00

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    Eyewitness Testimonies in the Classroom

    Join Facing History for a workshop on eyewitness testimony. We will meet and hear from both a Holocaust survivor and a grandchild of a survivor. We will also explore the amazing digitized collection from iWitness, the Shoah Foundation's digitized archive of over 52,000 testimonies, and suggest ways for you to bring these primary source documents to your classroom. Participants will consider questions such as How do we properly contextualize a survivor visit? How do we fit memory into history? and How are video testimonies, and the testimonies of children and grandchildren of survivors, different from firsthand accounts? 

     

     

    4.13.15
    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Facing History New York office
    14 East 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012
  • 14
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

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    Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    (This event was Rescheduled from February 10-11, 2015)

    4.14.15 - 4.15.15
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 17
    Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $50.00

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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.   

    4.17.15
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Avenue
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 20
    A Community Conversation with John Amaechi
    Community Event
    Colorado

    Choices Matter: A Community Conversation with John Amaechi

    Please join John Amaechi OBE, human rights advocate, psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and former NBA player in a conversation about fostering a more compassionate and inclusive society. In his 2007 New York Times best-selling book Man in the Middle, Amaechi chronicled his life and work, providing distinct lessons to anyone ever told that they were not capable of doing great things. Amaechi will discuss how each of us faces daily choices that shape the future for ourselves and our community.

    History Colorado Center
    1200 Broadway
    Denver, CO 80203
    4.20.15
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 21
    Parent Student Teach In
    Community Event
    Tennessee

    Parent Student Teach-In

    Experience Facing History at the grassroots level and get a snapshot of what students learn, do, and feel in their Facing History classes every day. 
     
    Members of Student Leadership groups from Memphis-area schools will facilitate interactive sessions for small groups of parents and community members using Facing History resources.
     
    Dinner will be served following the event.

    Central High School
    306 S Bellevue Blvd
    Memphis, TN 38104
    4.21.15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 23
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    International
    £10.00

    Get more details about how to register or pay for Facing History professional development. Payment options, help with costs, refunds, becoming a Facing History Educator Network member, and more.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces Facing History's newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates literary analysis, 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 and historical sources, deepening students' understanding of the novel and illuminating fundamental questions of human behaviour.

    4.23.15
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Victoria Charity Centre Conference Room 1st Floor
    11 Belgrave Road
    London
    London
    SW1V 1RB
  • 24
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New York
    $20.00

    Get more details about how to register or pay for Facing History professional development. Payment options, help with costs, refunds, becoming a Facing History Educator Network member, and more.

    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.

    4.24.15 - 4.25.15
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Bank Street College of Education, North Campus
    32 Claremont Avenue
    New York, NY 10027
  • 25
    In the Shadow of War
    Workshop
    Washington, D.C.
    $10.00

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    This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Newburger-Schwartz Family Foundation, the Richard Schwartz Family Foundation, and the Hearst Foundations.

    In the Shadow of War: From Reconstruction to Today

    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.

    4.25.15
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home
    140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW
    Washington, D.C., 20011
  • 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
  • 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
    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 4:00-7:00 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
  • 13
    Denver Benefit Dinner 2015
    Benefit Dinner
    Colorado

    Denver/Rocky Mountain States Benefit Dinner 2015

    Benefit co-chairs Tom & Brooke Gordon, and Dale & John Katzenberg, invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, for an inspirational and thought provoking evening with community leaders, educators and students. This annual benefit 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

June

  • 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
    Christian Brothers University
    Buckman Hall, Montesi
    650 E Parkway S
    Memphis, TN 38104
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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
    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
    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:

    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
    International
    £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 Road
    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
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Douglas County High School
    2842 Front St
    Castle Rock, CO 80104
  • 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
    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
    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
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 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.

    In this workshop you will:

    8.14.15
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    IL
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 19
    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 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