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Professional Learning

Teaching Race and Membership in American History

Learn how to engage students in a historical examination and critical conversations about how ideology, race, and class have shaped social policies. This event is in-person.

June 15, 2023 - June 16, 2023

Hayward, CA

Cost:  $25
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About this event:


Our multi-session professional learning series are designed for in-depth exploration of themes and topics that help educators strengthen their skills and competencies. Session information is included in the event details.


This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

History Social Studies
Human & Civil Rights Racism
Equity Education

Consider joining us if you or your colleagues are:

  1. Interested in building a unit on the history of race and racism, and/or establishing the history of race and racism as a framework for your course.

  2. Interested in building knowledge and capacity to bring matters of race and racism into the classroom in intentional ways.

  3. Excited about learning, reflecting, and collaborating with other educators.

  4. New to Facing History’s approach to teaching critical histories.

  5. Experienced with Facing History but would like to enhance your curriculum.

Join us for a two-day workshop: Teaching Race and Membership in American History. Drawing from Facing History and Ourselves’s case study Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, along with new resources and approaches developed over the past three years, we will explore how ideas about race became institutionalized and shaped social policies in areas such as immigration, education, reproductive rights, housing and segregation. We will also analyze the various ways people and institutions supported or challenged these ideas and policies.This workshop will be academically focused, highly interactive, and include opportunities to be in conversation with other educators. Participants will come away with strategies, historical resources, and planning materials to bring a deeper examination of this history and to equip students to engage in critical conversations around current events in their classrooms. All materials will be provided in print and digital formats.

This event will be hosted in-person at Alameda County Office of Education from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm PT each day.

Address: 313 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94544

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