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.

2017

March

  • 26
    Teaching with Photographs from the Lodz Ghetto
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $0.00

    "Polen, Ghetto Litzmannstadt, Bewohner." Bundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Schilf-002-30 / Schilf / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

    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 Power of Images and Memory: Teaching with Photographs from the Lodz Ghetto

    Teaching students how to analyze visual images develops necessary critical viewing skills that deepen the learning experience. Join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Facing History and Ourselves for a closer look at photographs by Henryk Ross documenting life in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland during World War II.
    3.26.17
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Museum of Fine Arts
    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
  • 28
    Hearts on Fire: Hope in Times of Uncertainty
    Workshop
    New York
    $0.00

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    Hearts on Fire: Hope in Times of Uncertainty

    How do we help students see hope in times of uncertainty? How do students learn to find their own voice and sharpen their sense of agency?

    3.28.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    TBD
    New York, NY
  • 28
    Film as Text: Standards-Based Literacy
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $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.

    Film as Text: Standards-Based Literacy

    Learn strategies for finding evidence in film to support an argumentative writing prompt and text-based discussions. This interactive after-school workshop is designed for social studies, civics, and humanities teachers.

    3.28.17
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    South Loop Elementary School
    1212 S Plymouth Ct.
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • 29
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Workshop
    England
    £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.

    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour Workshop

    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 History, RE, Citizenship and English teachers as well as other educators interested in this area.

    3.29.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    The Tomlinson Centre
    Queensbridge Road
    London
    E8 3ND
  • 30
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    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.

    Democracy at Risk: An Introduction to 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, printed edition of Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for intended for middle and high school teachers of history, literature and humanities.

    3.30.17
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 West Winton Avenue
    Hayward, CA 94544

April

  • 5
    Empowering Student Voice and Civic Participation
    Workshop
    Massachusetts
    $125.00

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    Transforming Schools and Classrooms: Empowering Student Voice and Civic Participation

    Facing History and Ourselves presents an all-day forum for teachers and school administrators. In a series of interactive sessions we will explore tools and strategies that empower student voice and civic participation in today’s complex digital information landscape. This Forum will take place at Harvard University Gutman Library. Forum Speakers include Danielle Allen and Michael Patrick MacDonald.
    4.5.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Harvard University - Gutman Library
    6 Appian Way
    Cambridge, MA 02138
  • 18
    Breaking Down The News
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $179.00

    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.

    News Literacy in a Digital Age: Facing Ferguson

    How can we help young people think critically about real news in an era of “fake news”? What is the impact of social media on how traditional media sources report the news? What is the role of journalism in a democratic society—and how is journalism changing?

    4.18.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Cuyahoga Educational Service Center
    6393 Oak Tree Blvd
    Independence, OH 44131
  • 19
    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature
    Workshop
    New York
    $125.00

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    Teaching the Holocaust through Literature

    Learn how to incorporate literature of the Holocaust as part of a humanities interdisciplinary approach to teaching. Participants will be introduced to Facing History’s pedagogical approach, as well as a selection of Facing History resources and texts used to teach the Holocaust.  
    4.19.17
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    150 Broadway
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10038
  • 20
    Breaking Down The News
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $179.00

    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.

    News Literacy in a Digital Age: Facing Ferguson

    How can we help young people think critically about real news in an era of “fake news”? What is the impact of social media on how traditional media sources report the news? What is the role of journalism in a democratic society—and how is journalism changing?

    4.20.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Sheraton Hotel - Columbus at Capitol Square
    75 E State St
    Columbus, OH 43215
  • 21
    Breaking Down The News
    Workshop
    Ohio
    $179.00

    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.

    News Literacy in a Digital Age: Facing Ferguson

    How can we help young people think critically about real news in an era of “fake news”? What is the impact of social media on how traditional media sources report the news? What is the role of journalism in a democratic society—and how is journalism changing?

    4.21.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    50 E Freedom Way
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • 24
    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities
    Online Workshop
    Online
    $0.00

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    Exploring Crimes of War through the Nanjing Atrocities

    In this five-day online workshop, we will introduce you to content about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre that will broaden your teaching of World War II beyond its usual European focus. Through the lens of an overlooked moment in history—when the Japanese Imperial Army brutally raped, tortured, and murdered thousands of Chinese men, women, and children—we will discuss universal questions relating to war crimes and human behavior in times of crisis and explore post-war legal efforts to hold individuals and nations accountable.

    4.24.17 - 4.28.17
  • 24
    Breaking Down The News
    Workshop
    Georgia
    $179.00

    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.

    News Literacy in a Digital Age: Facing Ferguson

    How can we help young people think critically about real news in an era of “fake news”? What is the impact of social media on how traditional media sources report the news? What is the role of journalism in a democratic society—and how is journalism changing?
    4.24.17
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    National Center for Civil and Human Rights
    100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30313
  • 24
    We Need to Talk: Conversations in a Time of Difference
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $0.00

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    We Need to Talk: A Three-Part Series for Educators in Jewish Settings

    Join us for a three-part series on addressing contemporary social issues in the classroom for educators in Jewish Settings.
    4.24.17
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Sinai Akiba Academy
    10400 Wilshire Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • 26
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Pennsylvania
    $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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and The News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

    4.26.17
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Global Leadership Academy
    4601 W Girard Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • 27
    Refugees and Migration
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Refugees and Migration: Teaching About Current Issues

    This workshop will help educators address current issues of diversity and difference and inform their understanding of current refugee crises throughout the world. We will examine historical case studies involving refugees, connect them to current events, and raise essential questions about identity, belonging, and citizenship.
    4.27.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    100 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 29
    Music and Social Justice
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $0.00

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    Music and Social Justice

    What is the role music can play in shaping the way we see others and ourselves? What can we learn about the past by focusing on music?

    4.29.17
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Skirball Cultural Center
    2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90049

May

  • Event
    13
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    New York
    $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.

    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

    5.13.17
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Scarsdale High School
    2 Brewster Road
    Scarsdale, NY 10583
  • 16
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces our new resource, Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel. We offer a fresh approach that integrates multimedia resources, historical sources, and Common Core-aligned strategies that deepen students' understanding of the novel and illuminate fundamental questions of human behavior. 

    This workshop was rescheduled from March 14, 2017.

    5.16.17
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542

June

  • 15
    Introduction to Facing History Workshop
    Workshop
    England
    £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.

    Introduction to Facing History Workshop

    Join us for an interactive workshop that will introduce you to Facing History's model for engaging teachers and students with classroom-ready resources for history and citizenship education supported by interdisciplinary teaching methods and content. 

    6.15.17
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    West London location
  • 29
    Democracy at Risk
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Democracy at Risk: a Forum Exploring Lessons from the Holocaust

    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 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. Holocaust and Human Behavior incorporates new scholarship, a broader range of perspectives, and a complex nuanced global view of the precursors, context, and legacy of this history.

    Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles
    10 Chester Pl
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
    6.29.17
    8:00 am - 5:20 pm
    Event

July

  • 10
    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.
    7.10.17 - 7.12.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
    7400 Grant Rd
    St. Louis, MO 63123
  • 18
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    Tennessee
    $270.00

    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 Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age

    The shooting of Michael Brown and the protests that followed became a flashpoint for the discussion about race, policing, and justice. Using the information aftermath of Ferguson and a new unit co-created by Facing History and Ourselves and the News Literacy Project, this workshop will examine how implicit biases shape our understanding of the world, and how news literacy skills and concepts can help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and become effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape.

    7.18.17 - 7.19.17
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 26
    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework
    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.

    Civic Engagement & Inquiry in the H-SS Framework

    California’s newly adopted History-Social Science Framework presents teachers with a new approach to planning and learning opportunities. By teaching students to think critically, empathize, recognize moral choices, and make their voices heard, we put in their hands the possibility—and the responsibility—to do the serious work demanded of us all as citizens. Join the UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) and Facing History - Bay Area office for this day-long workshop.

     

     

    7.26.17
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    UC Berkeley
    Dwinelle Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720

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