Upcoming Workshops, Courses & Seminars

Upcoming Workshops

Our workshops are offered both in-person and online. In-person workshops last anywhere from 2 hours to 1-3 days, whereas online workshops typically last 3-5 days. Pricing can vary from workshop to workshop, with some events being free and others requiring registration fees. Look for these details within individual event listings.

Sign up for a workshop today to get introduced to new content and teaching strategies, and to engage with other educators and Facing History staff.

2018

August

  • 28
    Voting: Democracy in Action
    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.

    Voting: Democracy in Action

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups from the Reconstruction Era, to Women's Suffrage, to the voting rights drive of Freedom Summer in 1964, we will learn why many Americans, both black and white, risked their lives to protest voter discrimination.

     

    8.28.18
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 28
    My Part of the Story
    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.

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

    This workshop will introduce you to My Part of the Story, a FacingHistory resource that provides a fresh and engaging way to begin a course in United States history, literature, or civic life. This six-lesson 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.  

     

    8.28.18
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Newbury Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St,
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 29
    Advanced Elective: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $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.

    Advanced Elective: Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This multimedia interactive workshop has been designed to support the professional growth of Facing History and Ourselves Elective Teachers. Facilitators will introduce Elective teachers to the new content in the 4th Edition of the Facing History and Ourselves Holocaust and Human Behavior Resource Book and work with our lead Curriculum Writer to explore and update the current course curriculum, A Facing History and Ourselves Elective Course: Holocaust and Human Behavior. Facing History staff will model implementation of Facing History’s pedagogical approach in order to support teachers and engage students as they learn critical thinking skills necessary to examine, analyze, interpret and compare primary source documents related to the course curriculum. 
    8.29.18 - 8.30.18
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103

September

  • 13
    Challenging Moments in the School and Classroom
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    Challenging Moments in the School and Classroom

    Learn new pedagogical approaches and tools that are central to creating safe and reflective Facing History schools and classrooms, and responding when challenging moments occur.

     

    9.13.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Society of Friends
    10916 Magnolia
    Cleveland, OH 44106
  • 15
    The Nanjing Atrocities and “Comfort Women”
    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.

    The Nanjing Atrocities and “Comfort Women”: Teaching World War II in East Asia

    This workshop examines the events leading up to World War II in East Asia, the atrocities committed during the Japanese Imperial Army’s occupation of the city of Nanjing, China, in 1937, and the sexual enslavement of “Comfort Women.”

     

    9.15.18
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Old St. Mary’s Cathedral & Chinese Mission
    660 California Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108
  • 25
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Workshop
    Missouri
    $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 workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    9.25.18 - 9.26.18
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
    7400 Grant Rd
    St. Louis, MO 63123

October

  • 17
    Facing History Literature Book Club: The Hate U Give
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    Facing History Literature Book Club: The Hate U Give

    Join us for a conversation about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas alongside our lessons on Emmett Till, as well as our media literacy unit, Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age.

    CTLE hours are available for this workshop.

    10.17.18
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourlseves
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 23
    Empowering Student Voice and Agency
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $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.

    Empowering Student Voice and Agency

    By exploring the choices made by individuals and groups, we will explore why many Americans risked their lives to earn and protect the right to vote. We will also address other ways that students can use their voice and agency to create positive change in their schools and communities.
    10.23.18
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    TBD
    OH

November

  • 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.

    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.

     

    11.8.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH

December

  • 11
    Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl
    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.

    Teaching Memoir: Red Scarf Girl and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

    What are different reasons people join revolutions and movements for social change? How do memoirs help us to examine the relationship between identity, society, and history?

     

    12.11.18
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The China Institute
    40 Rector St
    2nd Floor
    New York, NY 10006
  • 13
    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices
    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity and Choices

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
    12.13.18
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH

Upcoming Courses and 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

August

  • 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

September

  • 20
    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.

    9.20.18 - 10.24.18
  • 20
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online Course
    Online

    Democracy at Risk: 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
    9.20.18 - 10.24.18

October

  • 4
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This interactive online course for middle- and high-school teachers explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. It includes Facing History’s free teaching resource: The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy.
    Online
    10.4.18 - 11.7.18
  • 12
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    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. 

    Asilomar Conference Grounds
    800 Asilomar Ave
    Pacific Grove, CA 93950
    10.12.18 - 10.14.18

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