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

February

  • 22
    The Armenian Genocide and International Justice
    Seminar
    California-Southern
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    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

March

  • 6
    Lit Series: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Lit Series: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).
    3.6.18
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Get Lit
    672 S Lafayette Park Pl Suite 10
    Los Angeles, CA 90057
  • 8
    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
    3.8.18 - 4.11.18
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 10
    Lit Series: Like Water on Stone
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $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.

    Lit Series: Like Water on Stone

    Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).
    4.10.18
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    TBD
  • 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
    TBD
    OH

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
  • 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

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
    Announcement Coming Soon!
    MA
  • 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
  • 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
    TBD - San Francisco Bay Area
    CA
  • 23
    Holocaust and Human Behavior- Hybrid
    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 - Hybrid

    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 middle and high school educators. 
    7.23.18 - 7.27.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Announcement Coming Soon!
    MA
  • 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
    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
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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
    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
    TBA
    NJ

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,
  • 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,
  • 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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