“I was a junior when I first heard about Facing History and Ourselves. I didn't think much of it except that it was just another history class…”
My Facing History Journey
Holocaust and Human Behavior is a program for middle and high school that engages students and teachers in a study of the Holocaust through the lens of human behavior. Students make the essential connection between history and themselves.
Students in Memphis experience moments of reflection in a Facing History elective course.
Facing History's Holocaust and Human Behavior helps students think critically about history and make informed choices.
Facing History alumnus Matt Damon recalls his experience in a Holocaust and Human Behavior class in middle school.
99% of teachers who attend Facing History professional development would recommend it to their colleagues.
Facing History’s enriching in-person and online professional development prompts educators to wrestle with the challenging history of the Holocaust while learning ways to foster respectful discussions with students. The workshops and seminars model instructional strategies and peer collaboration. Teachers become inspired and energized to bring these new ideas into their classroom.
6th-12th grade teachers of ELA, Social Studies, U.S. History, World History, or Humanities