Memphis

Since our Memphis office opened in 1992, Facing History has provided professional development and resources for over 2,600 area teachers. Our content and methodology enhance the goals and objectives of Tennessee's state frameworks, including history/social science and English/language arts, and the Common Core State Standards. Our semester-long Facing History high school elective course has been certified by the Tennessee Department of Education and is currently taught in 25 high schools. The Shelby County Schools have adopted Facing History units as a mandate for the social studies curriculum in grades 6-8. We also have a robust presence in over 30 independent and parochial schools. Our program staff works also works with schools in Chattanooga, TN and Louisville, KY. For more information about our work in the Memphis area, please contact us at (901) 452-1776.

Address

115 Huling Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
United States

Contact

901-452-1776

19th Annual Memphis Benefit Dinner Presenter: Bryan Stevenson!

Reflecting on the Rachel Shankman Symposium

Raising Ethical Children: Discussing the Film "Selma" with Young People

Events

2015

July

  • 14
    Chattanooga: Teaching the Reconstruction Period
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $30.00

    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.

    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

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

    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 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
  • 15
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    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
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    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.

    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.

    10.15.15 - 12.9.15
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behavior (Educators in a Jewish Setting)
    Online Course
    Online
    $50.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting

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

    10.15.15 - 12.9.15
  • 29
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $350.00

    Find details on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development, payment options, help with costs, refunds, and the Facing History Educator Network.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This online course explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    10.29.15 - 12.16.15

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About Facing History

Facing History teaches students to think for themselves and widen their perspectives. This video tells the story of what we do, how we do it, and the many ways that you can take part.

Videos

Brendan Ward: A Student Leader Using His Voice for Others
Brendan Ward is a senior at KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School and a member of the Facing History and Ourselves student leadership group, which draws students from all over Shelby county. Addressing hundreds of educators, students, and community members at the 2014 Memphis Benefit Dinner, Ward talks about how he learned from others in the group of diverse students and discovered that he was not along in his struggles of being “different." “There, I learned how to use my voice for myself and others,” he said.
Teaching is Learning: Virtual Message from Margot Stern Strom, Memphis 2012 Benefit Dinner
Facing History and Ourselves’ Klarman Family Executive Director Margot Stern Strom addresses educators, students, and community members in Memphis, Tennessee, during the Memphis Dinner. “We are, in fact, taught by our students and we are grateful for the teachers,” said Strom. “We know that no schooling can happen without the community.”
Facing History Memphis Alumni Recount Transformative Learning Experience
Listen to the moving stories of four young alumni from the Memphis area, as they recount how insights and empathy gained in Facing History and Ourselves classrooms has had a lasting impact on their lives. As we honor twenty years of Facing History in Memphis, these alumni are on a path to continue making a difference in the world. Speakers: Shruti Shah, Spencer Lee, Jayanni Webster, Mark Laabs

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