Upcoming Courses & Seminars

Our courses and seminars provide deep engagement with Facing History content, pedagogy, and teaching strategies. Seminars are in-person and provide an opportunity to engage with peers and Facing History staff. Upon completion, participants receive access to the lending library, as well as access to a Facing History Program Associate for coaching and support.

2018

April

  • 26
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, “Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird,” which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.

    Online
    4.26.18 - 5.30.18

May

  • 17
    Literature that Engages in Identity, History and Choices
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $200.00

    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History and Choices

    Educators will be introduced to Facing History resources, including study guides for To Kill a Mockingbird, The Giver, and Red Scarf Girl, and our new guide for teaching Elie Wiesel’s Night.  Participants will also learn ways to use the Facing History approach to teach any literary text.  The workshop will equip teachers with practical and interactive literacy strategies and provide  rich primary sources and historical background for teaching fiction and memoir.  

    Recommended for 6th-12th grade teachers.

    In this workshop you will:

    Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills.

    Explore topics such as identity and belonging, membership, stereotype, and upstander behavior.

    After this workshop you will:

    Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia.

    Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost.

    5.17.18 - 5.18.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    John Carroll University
    1 John Carroll Blvd
    University Heights, OH 44118

June

  • 5
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $430.00

    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.

    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.
    6.5.18 - 6.7.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis Office
    TN
  • 7
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course, “Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird,” which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.

    Online
    6.7.18 - 7.11.18
  • 12
    Race and Membership in American Society
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $500.00

    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 Society: History, Literature, and Today

    Facing History’s Race & Membership in American Society seminar uses an interdisciplinary approach to explore the intersection of race, membership, and belonging  and offers a framework to understand the history and origin of race,its legacies, progress and backlash.
    6.12.18 - 6.15.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 19
    The Story We Tell: Race in American History
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $200.00

    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 Story We Tell: Race in American History

    Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar 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.
    6.19.18 - 6.20.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Cuyahoga Community College, East Campus
    The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center
    4250 Richmond Rd
    44122 Highland Hills
  • 19
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $30.00

    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 workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

     

    6.19.18 - 6.21.18
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Staff Development Building, John Ross Room
    1161 West 40th St
    Chattanooga, TN 37410
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $400.00

    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/seminar will explore how ideas of race were developed and used to define degrees of citizenship and membership in American society. We will explore the emergence of eugenics early part of the 20th century and the echoes and legacies of this movement today. Additionally, this year’s seminar will explore the scientific advances that have occurred since the 2002 publishing of the resource book and the moral and ethical challenges presented by these scientific advance.

    Credits are available towards professional development hours.

    6.25.18 - 6.28.18
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Arise High School
    3301 E 12th St # 205
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • 26
    Race and Membership in Education
    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.

    Race and Membership in Education: History and Today

    Where do we see educational inequity in our schools today, and what are its historical underpinnings? Where do misunderstandings about achievement, intelligence, and fitness come from? What are the roots of intelligence testing and how do they impact us today? And, how do we as educators grapple with what this history means for our work in schools?

     

    6.26.18 - 6.28.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602

July

  • 9
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $560.00

    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 seminar explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the challenges of creating a just democracy in a time of deep division.
    7.9.18 - 7.12.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 9
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    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 U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

    In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era.
    7.9.18 - 7.13.18
    8:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Babson Executive Conference Center
    One Snyder Drive
    Babson Park, MA 02457
  • 10
    Foundations for Genocide Studies (Vancouver)
    Seminar
    British Columbia
    400.00 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.

    Foundations for Genocide Studies: Holocaust and Human Behaviour (Vancouver)

    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 history of a genocide 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 middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.
    7.10.18 - 7.12.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
    50-950 W 41st Avenue
    Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
  • 11
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    New York
    $420.00

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

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    7.11.18 - 7.13.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    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 for Educators in Jewish Settings

    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.

    7.15.18 - 7.19.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBD
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $300.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior Featuring Elie Wiesel's Night

    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 the newly revised teacher guide to Elie Wiesel’s Night, and is intended for middle and high school teachers.

     

     

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH
  • 17
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Blended Seminar
    California-Southern
    $500.00

    Learn More About Blended Seminars

    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

    Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar is intended for middle and high school teachers.

    About Blended Seminars:
    Especially for educators who have demanding schedules! A week before the face-to-face event, participants begin their seminar work online in an interactive course. They then meet in person for three days. 

    Online Course:
    7.10.18 - 7.16.18

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 17
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $480.00

    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.

    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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    7.17.18 - 7.19.18
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544
  • 23
    The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy
    Seminar
    New York
    $560.00

    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 Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy

    How do individuals and groups in a democracy organize to correct injustice? Join us for a four-day seminar that will use the Civil Rights Movement as a case study to consider this question and position you to help your students understand how change happens in a democratic society.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    7.23.18 - 7.26.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Blended Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $750.00

    Learn More About Blended Seminars

    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

    Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with profound moral questions while fostering their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This seminar is intended for middle and high school teachers.

    About Blended Seminars:
    Especially for educators who have demanding schedules! A week before the face-to-face event, participants begin their seminar work online in an interactive course. They then meet in-person for three days. 

    Online Course:
    7.17.18 - 7.23.18

    7.24.18 - 7.26.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    The Wilson Chapel
    234 Herrick Rd
    Newton, MA 02459
  • 24
    Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
    Seminar
    England
    £180.00

    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.

    Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

    This seminar explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.
    7.24.18 - 7.26.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friends House
    173-177 Euston Road
    London
    NW1 2BJ
  • 25
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    Seminar
    New York
    $140.00

    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.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    7.25.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    White Plains Middle School - Eastview Campus
    350 Main Street
    White Plains, NY 10601
  • 30
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Seminar
    New York
    $750.00

    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.

    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Settings

    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 educators in a Jewish setting.
    7.30.18 - 8.3.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012
  • 30
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $560.00

    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.

    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.
    7.30.18 - 8.2.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 31
    CHC2 History through a Facing History Lens (OTF)
    Seminar
    Ontario

    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens (OTF)

    Understanding Canada’s past helps young people understand what it means to be Canadian today, analyze the ethical questions that confront our nation, and consider the choices individuals have to shape the country’s future. This seminar will equip teachers with Facing History and Ourselves’ unique approach, through a study of Canada’s history, for engaging students academically, emotionally, ethically, and as active citizens.
    George Brown College
    Toronto, ON M5R 1M3
    7.31.18 - 8.2.18
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

August

  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers committed to implementing a four-week (or more!) Facing History unit.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    8.6.18 - 8.10.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 7
    Teaching The Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

    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 seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

     

    8.7.18 - 8.9.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Announcement Coming Soon!
    MA
  • 8
    Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 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: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools

    Learn about Facing History’s new Canadian resource, Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools. This seminar will introduce educators to strategies and resources that will engage students in learning about this important history, while connecting to the devastating effects the residential schools have had on former students, their families, and entire indigenous communities.
    8.8.18 - 8.10.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location TBC
    Toronto,
  • 14
    Literature that Engages Students
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $450.00

    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History, and Choices

    Join us for a three-day seminar that will equip you with interactive literacy strategies you can use to engage your students in conversations around identity, history, and choices. We’ll use Facing History’s approach for teaching literary texts to middle and high school students, which weaves in rich primary sources and historical background for teaching fiction and memoir. We’ll explore Facing History's study guides for Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Farewell to Manzanar. Other works the seminar will address include Wonder and Warriors Don’t Cry. Themes and strategies will apply across works of literature, beyond those we study together in the seminar.
    8.14.18 - 8.16.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    MA
  • 15
    Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature
    Seminar
    Ontario
    400.00 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.

    Examining the Holocaust and Human Behaviour Through History and Literature

    This seminar will feature the fully revised, digital classroom resource, Holocaust and Human Behaviour. Participants will explore historical scholarship, and primary sources,  as well as Elie Wiesel’s Night, poetry, and short stories. 

    8.15.18 - 8.17.18
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Location TBC
    Toronto, ON
  • 20
    Immigration in a Changing World
    Seminar
    New York
    $700.00

    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.

    Immigration in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.

    CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

    8.20.18 - 8.24.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006

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