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.
Human & Civil Rights
Consider joining us if you or your colleagues are:
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.
Interested in building knowledge and capacity to bring matters of race and racism into the classroom in intentional ways.
Excited about learning, reflecting, and collaborating with other educators.
New to Facing History’s approach to teaching critical histories.
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 John Muir Middle School from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm PT each day.
In this webinar, we discuss how to use the documentary Brother Outsider to explore Bayard Rustin’s identity as a gay man of color trying to affect change in the twentieth century, his work as the organizer of the March on Washington, and his legacy in the civil rights movement today.
Choices in Little Rock
We will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn how to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
Teaching the Holocaust Through Literature
In this workshop, we will examine ways to integrate primary source documents with different Holocaust text appropriate for 7th and 8th grade students. This event will be hosted in person.
Democracy at Risk: Holocaust & Human Behavior
In this workshop, participants will study the fragility of democracy in Weimar Germany, the ensuing Holocaust, and the legacies of this history through an in-depth case study. The first day of this event will be hosted in person.
Eyes on the Prize in the Classroom: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement
Watch this webinar to hear Mr. Charles Mauldin, Selma March youth leader, reflect on his experiences as a student activist and the power of young people to spark social change, both during the civil rights movement and today.
Addressing Contemporary Racial and Religious Hatred With Your Students
Join us for an introduction to our new mini-units which support your students to have safe and constructive conversations on Contemporary Islamophobia and Antisemitism.
The approaches that Black leaders have embraced across space and time are numerous and have encompassed assimilationist and integrationist conceptions of social change, alongside contrasting approaches rooted in Black self-determination and nationalism.
Learn about the play Common Ground Revisited, which explores various ways that key historical actors may have experienced the 1970s school desegregation in Boston and the different ways that contemporary Bostonians relate to these historical events.
Echoes of the Holocaust: Eugenics and Disability in the Time of the Holocaust
This webinar featured Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, senior historian at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and explored how the Nazis used eugenics in their pursuit of “Aryan genetic purity”.
Japanese American Incarceration and the Teaching of Asian American History
Downtown Chicago, IL
Registration for this event has closed. This workshop will help teachers consider the requirements of the TEAACH (Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History) Act and will highlight Full Spectrum Features digital humanities project, The Orange Story.
Allegiance with Facing History
Join us at a performance of George Takei’s Allegiance and hear directly from him afterwards about his story and why the musical is resonant today.
Teaching Japanese American Incarceration & World War II
This workshop prepares educators to teach about World War II and Japanese American Incarceration through a variety of approachable resources, including memoirs, film, photography. We will examine the circumstances and events leading up to this turbulent point in history with a special focus on U.S.- Japan dynamics.