Jewish Education Program

Our Jewish Education Program works with educators and young people to connect the past to the present.

Through the integration of history and ethics, this program promotes an understanding of how Jewish values and texts can inspire students to combat prejudice with compassion and indifference with participation.

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Explore Professional Development Opportunities

We offer workshops, seminars, and professional coaching both to individual teachers and whole schools, in formal and informal educational settings. See below for upcoming Professional Development designed especially for educators in Jewish settings. See the calendar for the complete list of all Facing History events. 

2017

September

  • 26
    Stolen Lives: Native Americans in North America
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

    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.

    Stolen Lives: Exploring the Native American Experience in North America

    What are the implications of encounters with the West for indigenous populations of North America? In this workshop, through primary source texts and survivor testimonies, we will explore the history and experiences of indigenous people in the Indian Residential Schools in both Canada and the United States.

    9.26.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Brandeis School of San Francisco
    655 Brotherhood Way
    San Francisco, CA 94132
  • 27
    My Part of the Story
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $10.00

    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.

    My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

    In our world, our communities and, importantly, in our schools, we face a diversity of identities and perspectives. Join us for this  afterschool workshop to learn about Facing History’s new resource, My Part of the Story. 
    9.27.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Open Books
    651 W. Lake St
    Chicago, IL 60661
  • 28
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.

    9.28.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 29
    Literacy: Developing Student Voice
    Workshop
    New York
    $25.00

    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.

    Literacy: Developing Student Voice

    One of Facing History’s primary goals is to help students develop their voice and a sense of civic agency. In order for that to occur, students need to be able to interpret evidence and marshal that evidence to make an argument. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all essential elements of a Facing History class. This workshop will explore Facing History's resource, Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Holocaust and Human Behavior, a supplement to our Holocaust and Human Behavior resources, and participants will receive examples of in-depth, argumentative writing assessments.

    This workshop is at capacity. Please apply to be placed on the waiting list. 

    9.29.17
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Nathan Cummings Foundation
    475 10th Avenue
    New York, NY 10018

October

  • 4
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $10.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for upper middle and high school social studies, English/Language Arts and humanities teachers.

     

    10.4.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Lowry Conference Center
    1061 Akron Way
    Denver,, CO 80230
  • 5
    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition!

    Online
    10.5.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 9
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Seminar
    Northern Ireland
    £0.00

    Holocaust and Human Behaviour

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behaviour and is intended for history and citizenship educators.

    10.9.17 - 10.10.17
    Corrymeela Centre, Ballycastle
    5 Drumaroan Road
    Ballycastle
    BT54 6QU
  • 10
    How to Navigate the Media in a ‘Post-Truth’ World
    Workshop
    England
    £10.00

    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.

    Back to School Workshop: How to Navigate the Media in a ‘Post-Truth’ World

    Join us on Tuesday 10th October for our Back to School workshop about media literacy in an era of implicit bias, ‘fake news,’ and ‘post-truth.’

     

    10.10.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Halcyon London International School
    33 Seymour Place
    London
    W1H 5AU
  • 11
    Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.

     

    10.11.17 - 10.12.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 11
    History, Democracy and Civic Courage
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $100.00

    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.

    History, Democracy and Civic Courage

    The identity of a nation like the United States is the product of collaboration and conflict between a variety of individual voices and groups. This forum will address the complexities of "race" identity, belonging, and social justice at this moment in time. Who we are as a nation requires us to examine ourselves, our schools and communities, the challenges that we face as a nation, and the need to cultivate civic courage.  

    10.11.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Boston Public Schools Administrative Offices Bruce C. Boling Municipal Building
    2300 Washington Street
    Roxbury, MA 02119
  • 11
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 1

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, our media, and our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.

    Online
    10.11.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 12
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Due to overwhelming interest, we have reached capacity. Registration for this course has closed. We will be offering this course again in early 2018. 

    Note: We are running this instance of the course as a Beta version, free of charge, as we test new features.  We hope that you will provide us feedback to improve our courses going forward.

    Even if you've been teaching this novel for years, Facing History’s online course, A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird, will help you bring a fresh approach to your class’s exploration of Harper Lee’s classic work. This course, and the free accompanying resource, Teaching Mockingbird, expand the focus of study beyond the purely literary. You will learn how to incorporate historical context, civics, and ethical reflection into your teaching in ways that deepen students’ understanding of the novel, enrich their knowledge of history, and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior.

    Online
    10.12.17 - 11.15.17
  • 17
    When Hate Is In The Headlines And The Streets
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $10.00

    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.

    When Hate Is In The Headlines And The Streets

    The violence, hatred, and bigotry we see making headlines every day leave us all with questions. What do we do when hate is on the street, in our classrooms, and part of our daily lives? How can we remain upstanders in the face of antisemitism, racism, and other forms of prejudice? This workshop will explore these questions.

     

    10.17.17
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Goldie Margolin School for Girls
    388 Conwell Rd
    Beit Medrasha Room
    Memphis, TN 38120
  • 17
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $25.00

    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces educators to Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    10.17.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Avenue
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 18
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    In this seminar, participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust.What factors contributed to their identity? What choices did they make? What can students today can learn by studying the Holocaust and how can it help them better understand ordinary people?

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    10.18.17 - 10.19.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 18
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    In this workshop, participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust.What factors contributed to their identity? What choices did they make? What can students today can learn by studying the Holocaust and how can it help them better understand ordinary people?

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    10.18.17 - 10.19.17
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 18
    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2
    Webinar
    Online

    Fostering Civil Discourse, Part 2

    There has been much conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media and in our classrooms and communities. As we consider ongoing issues related to race, justice, and policing, educators are rightly concerned about the lessons that today’s middle and high school students might be absorbing.

    Online
    10.18.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 19
    Beyond Boston Busing
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $0.00

    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.

    Beyond Boston Busing

    Join us for “Beyond Boston Busing,” a reading circle hosted in partnership with Mass Humanities. We will discuss the history of Boston desegregation and its connection to the film, “The Harvest."

    10.19.17
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 19
    Henrietta Lacks
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $10.00

    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.

    Race and Science: Teaching The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman, died of cervical cancer in a public, segregated Baltimore hospital. Before her death, doctors removed some of her tumor cells, which they soon discovered could thrive in a lab—something no human cells had done previously.
    10.19.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Open Books
    651 W Lake St
    Chicago, IL 60661
  • 19
    2017 New York Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    New York

    2017 New York Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice. Join us on October 19, 20127 at the New York Benefit Dinner and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world.

    Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
    23rd Street and the West Side Highway
    New York City, NY 10011
    10.19.17
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 22
    Social Good Salon
    Community Event
    California-Southern

    Social Good Salon

    The Skirball’s Social Good Salons are regular gatherings where people of all backgrounds and ages are welcome to learn about current events and socially relevant topics and then exchange ideas and opinions.
    Skirball Cultural Center
    2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    10.22.17
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 23
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Illinois
    $330.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for upper middle and high school social studies, civics, and humanities teachers.

     

    10.23.17 - 10.25.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 23
    2017 Memphis Benefit Dinner
    Benefit Dinner
    Tennessee

    2017 Memphis Benefit Dinner

    Facing History and Ourselves has a plan and a vision for the future. Imagine a world shaped by knowledge and compassion, not racism, antisemitism, and prejudice. Join us on Monday, October 23, 2017 as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Facing History in Memphis and experience how Facing History and Ourselves equips educators and youth with tools that empower them to consider how today’s choices will shape tomorrow’s world.

     

    Memphis Hilton
    939 Ridge Lake Boulevard
    Memphis, TN 38120
    10.23.17
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 25
    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism
    Webinar
    Online

    Teaching in a Time of Terrorism

    Over the past few years, there have been many times when we've awakened to news of terrorism---close to home or far away. As an educator of adolescents, what do you do? How do you create a context for a conversation? When do you choose to scrap your daily lesson and focus on contemporary events? When do you pause for a moment and then carry on with your planned curriculum? This webinar addresses these questions and others, providing support for educators to think about what and how they will teach in a time of terror. 
    10.25.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 26
    Corporate Breakfast: Race in the Workplace
    Corporate Event
    Illinois

    Can We Talk About Race in the Workplace?

    You are warmly invited to Facing History Chicago's  first-ever corporate breakfast. Dr. Deborah Plummer and Dr. Manika Turnbull will present corporate sector strategies for discussing and furthering racial and social equity in the workplace.


    Dr. Deborah Plummer

    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    300 E Randolph St
    60601 Chicago
    10.26.17
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • 26
    Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Maine
    $75.00

    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.

    HHRC of Maine Presents Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.
    10.26.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Holocaust and Human Rights Center Maine
    46 University Dr
    Augusta, ME 04330
  • 28
    Democracy at Risk
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $50.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: a Forum Exploring Lessons from the Holocaust

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. Holocaust and Human Behavior incorporates new scholarship, a broader range of perspectives, and a complex nuanced global view of the precursors, context, and legacy of this history.
    10.28.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Theodore Roosevelt High School
    456 S Mathews St
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

November

  • 1
    The Harvest: Brown v. Board, North and South
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $0.00

    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 Harvest: Brown v. Board, North and South

    Join Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Facing History and Ourselves and other organizations for a screening of selected excerpts from The Haravest a new documentary film about one Southern town’s experience with school desegregation.

    11.1.17
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hibernian Hall
    184 Dudley Street
    Roxbury, MA 02119
  • 4
    Media Choices
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

    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.

    How Media Choices Matter in the 21st Century

    How can we help young people develop healthy habits of questioning the news and also producing it themselves as 21st century media makers? How are new media formats shaping our students views of the world?In this workshop we will analyze the choices journalists make and the impact of those choices. Teachers will gain strategies for helping students analyze and evaluate news, make informed decisions, and become effective active participants in today’s complex information landscape.
    11.4.17
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    KQED
    2601 Mariposa St (between Bryant and York Streets)
    San Francisco, CA 94110
  • 7
    Classroom Tools for Everyday Empathy
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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.

    Classroom Tools for Everyday Empathy and Civil Discourse

    One year out from a divisive election, there is continuing conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media, and in our classrooms and communities. How can we create spaces in our classrooms to understand and engage with a diversity of identities and perspectives? How can we foster reflective civic engagement, especially in times of divisiveness?

    11.7.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N. Ashland
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 7
    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Webinar
    Online

    New Films to Explore the Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition! 
    Online
    11.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 8
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

    A Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Education in American History

    In this workshop, we will discuss the impact of race on education and membership through the lens of the Eugenics Movement. Participants will explore how questions of membership, race and education in the early part of the 20th century continue to have echoes and legacies today.
    11.8.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    John Carroll University
    The Lombardo Student Center
    1 John Carroll Boulevard
    University Heights, OH 44118
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces educators to Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    11.8.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 8
    My Part of the Story
    Workshop
    Colorado
    $10.00

    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.

    My Part of the Story: Exploring Identity in the United States

    Learn about Facing History’s new resource, My Part of the Story. It provides a fresh and engaging way to begin a course in United States history, literature, or civic life. This unit arrives at a moment in American politics and society when it is more important than ever for all students—regardless of who they are or where they come from—to understand the value of their individual voices in the story of the United States.

     

    11.8.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    South High School
    1700 E Louisiana Ave
    Denver, CO 80210
  • 16
    Race and Membership
    Workshop
    New York
    $25.00

    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.

    Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this workshop will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today.
    11.16.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropollitan College of New York
    60 West Street
    New York, NY 10006
  • 30
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces educators to Facing History's new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.

     

    11.30.17 - 12.1.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622

December

  • 7
    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today
    Webinar
    Online

    Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today

    Facing History and Ourselves recently published a major revision of our seminal case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior. The new edition offers full digital access to a vast array of new scholarship, primary source material, images, videos, and audio never before compiled in a single resource. Join us for a 3-part webinar series to learn more about teaching with the new edition! 
    Online
    12.7.17
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2018

January

  • 23
    Civil Rights Movement
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $325.00

    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.

    Civil Rights Movement: Choices from Mendez to Little Rock to Today

    This workshop will explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the Civil Rights Movement. By studying the choices that led to critical episodes in that struggle, students learn to analyze history using a lens of how identity, group membership, ethics, and moral judgements have influenced historical events. They can then  also learn to connect this history meaningfully to contemporary events.

     

    1.23.18 - 2.26.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This one-day workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History and English/Language Arts teachers, middle and high school
    San Diego County Office Of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    Comm Labs 2-4
    San Diego, CA 92111
    1.24.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Reclaiming the Identity of Youth
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $25.00

    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.

    Reclaiming the Identity of Youth Lost During the Holocaust

    How do we understand and honor children's lives taken during the Holocaust?

     

    1.26.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ronald Reagan Library
    40 Presidential Dr
    Simi Valley, CA 93065

February

  • 1
    A New Conversation About "Race"
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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.

    A New Conversation About "Race"

    How have ideas about “Race” defined the United States? How do notions of we and they still persist in our society and in our schools? Join us for a day of conversation featuring Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum as she revisits the question in her groundbreaking book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" And Other Conversations About Race,. A revised 20th anniversary edition was released in September.
    2.1.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Emerson College - Bill Bordy Theater
    216 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 7
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $250.00

    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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to best build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This workshop features the fully revised, digital edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities

    2.7.18 - 2.8.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 22
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This seminar examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.

     

    San Diego County Office Of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    Room 306
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.22.18 - 2.23.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • 27
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $100.00

    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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

     

    2.27.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD

March

  • 3
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $10.00

    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.

    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

    This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience.

     

    3.3.18
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 8
    Choices in Little Rock
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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.

    Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.

     

    3.8.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 13
    Close Reading, Speaking & Listening
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Learning: Close Reading, Speaking, Listening

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    9300 Imperial Highway
    Room 281
    Downey, CA 90242
    3.13.18
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 14
    Writing Strategies
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Interdisciplinary Literacy Skills through Writing Strategies

    In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Facing History and Ourselves presents two one-day workshops to prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century as described in the newly updated California History-Social Science Framework.
    Los Angeles County Office of Education
    9300 Imperial Highway
    Room 281
    Downey, CA 90242
    3.14.18
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The workshop will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 

    This two-day workshop is a partnership between the Museum of Tolerance and Facing History. 

    Day 1: March 26, 2018
    10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    Day 2: March 27, 2018 
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Museum of Tolerance
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 26
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The workshop will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.

    Museum of Tolerance
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.18 - 3.27.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

April

  • 2
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 2
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.2.18 - 4.3.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 5
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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 Armenian Genocide and International Justice

    This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915, and the role of justice and judgment in the aftermath of such atrocity.

    4.5.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 10
    Change Makers and Upstanders
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

    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.

    Change Makers and Upstanders: Striving for Social Justice in our Times

    Social justice requires a understanding of history and its legacies. Those legacies shape our response to injustice today. Join us and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as we explore ways to deepen our understanding of civic action for ourselves and our students. Featuring Danielle Allen, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University. Professor Allen will engage us in understanding participation and civic action with her framework “10 Questions for Change Makers.”
    4.10.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Gutman Library Harvard University
    6 Appian Way
    Cambridge, MA 02138

June

  • 20
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text.

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • 20
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 

    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.20.18 - 6.21.18
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our Most Popular Classroom Resources

Educators in the Jewish Education Program most often use the following Facing History publications and resources in their classrooms.

For all our units, lessons, study guides, and articles designed to be used by Educators in Jewish day and congregational schools., visit our Additonal Resources for Jewish Education.

The Jews of Poland

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This resource draws on autobiographies, diaries, official documents, and literary works to explore how Jews and non-Jews living in Poland throughout history have responded to questions about identity.

A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism

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This book traces antisemitism's evolution over the centuries and examines how the ancient hatred continues to shape attitudes and beliefs in the world today.

Holocaust and Human Behavior

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Get the new edition of our core resource to examine the challenging history of the Holocaust and prompt reflection on our world today. 

Sacred Texts, Modern Questions

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Designed specifically for educators in a Jewish setting, this resource connects biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish sources to moral questions of today.

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