Upcoming Workshops, Courses & Seminars

Our workshops, courses and seminars provide deep engagement with Facing History content, pedagogy, and teaching strategies. Throughout the year we have online and self-paced opportunities as well as in-person events that provide an opportunity to engage with peers and Facing History staff. We also offer 60-minute webinars, providing a great way to try us out and get introduced to a theme, practice, or particular historical moment.

Pricing can vary from event to event, with some events being free and others requiring registration fees. Look for these details within individual event listings.

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2020

June

  • 11
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s global climate, the urgency of sustaining democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence is more pressing than ever. Studying the Holocaust and human behavior allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history while fostering their skills in ethical and moral reasoning, critical analysis, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical habits of mind for sustaining democracy.

    Online
    June 11, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    Event is full. Registration has closed.
  • 11
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    Online
    June 11, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    Event is full. Registration has closed.
  • 11
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces educators to "Teaching Mockingbird," which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    Online
    June 11, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    Event is full. Registration has closed.
  • 22
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    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.

    U.S. History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join us as we examine this significant period in US history and learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

    June 22, 2020 - June 25, 2020
    Online

July

  • 13
    Teaching the Residential Schools
    Online
    Online Course
    150.00 CAD

    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: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long-lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.  We will also look at their historical roots and the legacies that followed while examining the apologies given by government and churches, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the charge of genocide.
    July 13, 2020 - August 21, 2020
    Online
  • 13
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    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.

    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior

    In today’s world, questions of how to build and maintain democratic societies that are pluralistic, open, and resilient to violence are more relevant than ever. Using Facing History’s approach to study the Holocaust, and the fragile democracy that gave rise to the Nazi party, will enable students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This online seminar features Facing History’s resource Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6-12th grade world history, U.S. history, humanities, or English language arts educators.

    July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
    Online
  • 20
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    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.

    Teaching for Equity and Justice: An Online Equity Summit

    Educators today have a tremendous responsibility: teaching students content, cultivating social-emotional skills, and preparing informed and active global citizens to create a more equitable and inclusive society. Through interactive and critically conscious pedagogy, join us as we examine the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide you with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    July 20, 2020 - July 23, 2020
    Online
    Please note: completing this registration form will place you on a waitlist as this seminar is currently full.
  • 27
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    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.

    U.S. History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join us as we examine this significant period in US history and learn to teach about the Reconstruction era using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

    July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020
    Online
  • 27
    Teaching Civics: Identity, History, and Action
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $50.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    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.

    Teaching Civics: Identity, History, and Action

    Join Facing History and Ourselves to explore our interdisciplinary approach to civic education. We will learn how to nurture reflective, student-centered classrooms that value student identities and model democratic principles of inclusion, civility and the common good.

    July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020
    Online

September

  • 17
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    Online
    September 17, 2020 - October 28, 2020

October

  • 8
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    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 course features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators.
    Online
    October 8, 2020 - November 18, 2020
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This course introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    Online
    October 8, 2020 - November 18, 2020

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