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

  • 2
    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.

    2.2.17 - 3.8.17
  • 2
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    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 explores the Reconstruction Era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    2.2.17 - 3.15.17
  • 9
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

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

    In 1957, nine black teenagers faced angry mobs in their attempt to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In this online course we will examine this pivotal moment in the U.S. history and explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
    2.9.17 - 3.29.17
  • 15
    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, digital 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. 

     

    2.15.17 - 2.17.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Wells Community Academy High School
    936 N Ashland Ave
    Chicago, IL 60622
  • 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

  • 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
    $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.

    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

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
  • 19
    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.

    7.19.17 - 7.21.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
    Chicago, IL
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 14
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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 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 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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