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

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Events

2015

June

  • 9
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $500.00

    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.

    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
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Christian Brothers University
    Buckman Hall, Montesi
    650 E Parkway S
    Memphis, TN 38104
  • 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

July

  • 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

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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 is a senior at KIPP Memphis Collegiate High School and a member of the Facing History student leadership group. Addressing hundreds at the 2014 Memphis Benefit Dinner, Ward talks about how he learned from others in the group.
Margot Stern Strom addresses educators, students, and community members in Memphis
Memphis alumni recount how insights learned with Facing History have impacted their lives
Jayanni W., a Facing History alumna, reflects on the importance of Facing History.
Student Brittney S. reads her poem "My Journey," about choosing a path to greatness, at the 2012 Memphis Urban Education Conference.
Mahal shares her experiences on a field trip to Memphis’ National Civil Rights Museum.