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.

2017

February

  • 23
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Online
    $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 Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course introduces educators to our new resource, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy, which provides a close examination of the social and moral dilemmas Americans faced after the Civil War and the construction of American identity.

    Scholarships available (see below).

    2.23.17 - 3.29.17
  • 23
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Texas
    $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 Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    2.23.17 - 3.25.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Harmony Schools Central Office
    9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
    Houston, TX 77099

March

  • 7
    Choices in Little Rock
    Seminar
    Northern Ireland
    £0.00

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

    This seminar explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.
    3.7.17 - 3.8.17
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Nerve Belfast (Ulidia Resource Centre)
    Somerset Street
    Belfast
  • 14
    Rowan Three-Day Seminar: Day 1
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Teaching for Social Justice and Moral Integrity in These Times: Day 1

    Rowan University’s Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, offers a three-day seminar on the challenge and obligation to act for others in times of distress. Join us for all three days or each day separately.
    3.14.17 - 3.16.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Rowan University
    201 Mullica Hill Rd
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
  • 15
    Rowan Three-Day Seminar: Day 2
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Teaching for Social Justice and Moral Integrity in These Times: Day 2

    Rowan University’s Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, offers a three-day seminar on the challenge and obligation to act for others in times of distress. Join us for all three days or each day separately.
    3.15.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Rowan University
    201 Mullica Hill Rd
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
  • 16
    Rowan Three-Day Seminar: Day 3
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Teaching for Social Justice and Moral Integrity in These Times: Day 3

    Rowan University’s Office of Social Justice, Inclusion, and Conflict Resolution and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves, offers a three-day seminar on the challenge and obligation to act for others in times of distress. Join us for all three days or each day separately.
    3.16.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Rowan University
    201 Mullica Hill Rd
    Glassboro, NJ 08028

April

  • 6
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This online course introduces Facing History’s newest resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civics education into ELA curricula. It explores important themes such as identity, difference, race, justice, and how individuals and communities define their responsibilities toward others.
    4.6.17 - 5.10.17

June

  • 6
    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 seminar features the fully revised, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for 6th-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts.

    6.6.17 - 6.9.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 19
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $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 History: The Eugenics Movement

    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.

     

     
    6.19.17 - 6.23.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 20
    Holocaust and Human Behavior (Chattanooga)
    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.

    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 6th-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts.

    6.20.17 - 6.22.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chattanooga, TN
  • 26
    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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended 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. 

    6.26.17 - 6.28.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 26
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $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.

    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 middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.
    6.26.17 - 6.30.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Sobrato Center for Nonprofits Redwood Shores
    330 Twin Dolphin Drive
    Redwood City, CA 94065

July

  • 10
    Race and Membership
    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 American History: The Eugenics Movement

    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.

     

     

    7.10.17 - 7.12.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 11
    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 workshop seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    7.11.17 - 7.13.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 11
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    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 6-12th grade U.S. history, world history, humanities, or English language arts teachers who are already familiar with our Holocaust and Human Behavior resource.
    7.11.17 - 7.13.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    100 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 16
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Massachusetts
    $800.00

    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 printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature, and humanities in Jewish day and congregational school settings.
    7.16.17 - 7.20.17
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Rd
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 17
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    7.17.17 - 7.19.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 18
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $340.00

    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.

    7.18.17 - 7.26.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 S. Bixel St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
  • 18
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of 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 Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    7.18.17 - 7.21.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives
    One Bowling Green
    3rd Floor
    New York, NY 10004
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Seminar
    Seminar
    England
    £350.00

    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 Behaviour Seminar

    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 week long seminar features the fully revised, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for History, RE, Citizenship and English teachers as well as other educators interested in this area.

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Friends House
    173-177 Euston Road
    London
    NW1 2BJ
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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

    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 teachers of history, literature and humanities.

     

    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
  • 24
    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.
    7.24.17 - 7.28.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    525 W 120th St
    New York, NY 10027
  • 31
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    California-Southern
    $40.00

    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: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    What are the origins of the idea of “race”? How did Eugenics shape the way people thought about the differences between humans? In what ways did the emerging science of heredity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contribute to historical and contemporary discussions of race? And, ultimately, how have these ideas shaped public policy?
    7.31.17 - 8.3.17
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    San Diego Museum of Man
    1350 El Prado
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • 31
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This seminar 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.

     
    7.31.17 - 8.2.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CA

August

  • 1
    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 Summer Seminar

    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.
    8.1.17 - 8.3.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBC
    Toronto, ON
  • 2
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

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

    8.2.17 - 8.4.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    CA
  • 7
    Race and Membership in the United States
    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.

    A Historical Approach to Contemporary Issues: Race and Membership in the U.S.

    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.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History Library and Professional Development Center
    16 Hurd Road
    Brookline, MA 02445
  • 7
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    New Jersey
    $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.

    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.
    8.7.17 - 8.11.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Montclair State University
    1 Normal Ave
    Montclair, NJ 07043
  • 8
    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 new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    8.8.17 - 8.10.17
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives in New York
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 14
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    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.

    Democracy at Risk: 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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for teachers of history and other social sciences, English, arts, media, philosophy, and politics.
    8.14.17 - 8.16.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    TBC
    Toronto, ON
  • 23
    CHC2 Canadian History Seminar
    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.

    CHC2 Canadian History through a Facing History Lens Seminar

    What is Canada? Who is considered Canadian? How do these beliefs impact society and how have they changed over time? What are the rights and responsibilities of Canadians? How does Canada’s past inform current cultural, social, economic, and political issues? These and other questions will be at the core of this seminar which examines Canada’s history and concepts of identity and membership.  
    8.23.17 - 8.25.17
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Location TBC
    Toronto, ON

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