Our Resources

Learn more about Facing History’s pedagogical approach and access our resources and professional development opportunities for teachers.

By integrating the study of history, literature, and human behaviour with ethical decision-making and innovative teaching strategies, our work enables teachers to promote students’ historical understanding, critical thinking, and social-emotional learning. As students explore the complexities of history, and make connections to current events, they reflect on the choices they confront today and consider how they can make a difference. 

Facing History's Approach

Our unique approach combining pedagogy, classroom resources, professional development and ongoing support equips teachers with the tools and strategies they need to help students become thoughtful, responsible citizens.

On-Demand Learning Resources

For additional on-demand learning resources, visit the On-Demand Learning Center on our global site.

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Democracy & Civic Engagement

An Introduction to Teaching Standing Up for Democracy

An introduction to our Standing Up for Democracy unit, which provides resources and strategies to support Citizenship and PSHE education in the classroom.

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On-Demand Webinar
Holocaust

An Introduction to Facing History's unit Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour

Watch this brief introduction to our Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour Unit, which provides resources and strategies for you to teach this catastrophic period in human history in an academically rigorous, reflective, and compassionate way.

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On-Demand Webinar
Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day: Reflections on One Day

Gain ideas and inspiration for how to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in your classroom.

00:59:25
On-Demand Webinar

An Introduction to the Mini-unit Discussing Race and Racism in the Classroom

Explore how to have conversations with your students about race and racism in a safe, sensitive and constructive way.

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Upcoming Events

Ongoing
  • 1
    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This interactive self-paced workshop will support you in teaching a short unit of study of Holocaust and Human Behavior.

    Online
  • 1
    Teaching Red Scarf Girl
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

    Teaching Red Scarf Girl

    This interactive self-paced workshop helps teachers develop a customized plan for teaching Red Scarf Girl informed by Facing History’s approach.

    Online
  • 1
    Choices in Little Rock
    Online
    Self-paced Workshop

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

    This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom.

    Online
2022

June

  • 1
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    June 1, 2022 - June 2, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 7
    Discussing Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom
    United Kingdom
    Workshop

    Discussing Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom

    Join us to explore how to discuss gender and sexuality with your students.
    Online
    June 7, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 14
    Discussing Suicide in ‘An Inspector Calls’
    United Kingdom
    Workshop

    Discussing Suicide in ‘An Inspector Calls’

    Help your students discuss the suicide in ‘An Inspector Calls’ in a safe and supportive learning environment.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    4:30 - 5:30 pm BST


     
    Online
    June 14, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 21
    Civil Discourse in the Classroom
    United Kingdom
    Workshop

    Fostering Civil Discourse in the Classroom

    Support your students to exchange ideas and listen respectfully to one another in a safe, reflective classroom.  


     
    Online
    June 21, 2022
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 27
    Jewish Partner Schools Network Onboarding Gathering
    Online
    Workshop

    This event is geared toward educators in Jewish settings interested in or launching their participation in the Facing History Jewish Partner Schools Network.

    Becoming a Facing History School: Jewish Partner Schools Onboarding Gathering

    Join us as we welcome new Partner Schools into Facing History and Ourselves’ Jewish Education Partner School Network. What does it mean to be a Facing History Jewish Education Partner School? What are best practices for implementing a Facing History and Ourselves program in your school community? These are some of the questions that we will answer at this onboarding workshop. Facing History Jewish Education staff will introduce incoming school teams to Facing History’s approach and opportunities that come with participation in this network.

    Online via Zoom
    June 27, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 28
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    United Kingdom
    Seminar
    £250.00

    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.

    An Introduction to Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour UK

    Explore our Teaching Holocaust and Human Behaviour unit’ and learn how to help your students wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this catastrophic period of history.

    This seminar is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    June 28, 2022 - June 29, 2022
    Online
  • 29
    Teaching for Equity and Justice
    Online
    Seminar
    $25.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET
    Wednesday, June 29, 2022: 7 – 8 PM ET
    Thursday, June 30, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET

    Teaching for Equity and Justice

    Join us for a two-day online learning experience as we examine moments in the history of American education, current systems of inequity, and provide educators with the tools necessary to mitigate these barriers to equity.

    June 29, 2022 - June 30, 2022
    Online
  • 29
    From Surviving to Thriving with Dr. Dena Simmons
    Online
    Webinar
    7–8 PM ET
    6–7 PM CT
    5–6 PM MT
    4–5 PM PT

    From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Equitable Environments Through Emotional Intelligence and Culturally Relevant Practices

    Dr. Dena Simmons will discuss how the intersection of emotionally intelligent and culturally-relevant practices can create equitable and welcoming classroom communities, where everyone can learn in the comfort of their skin.

    Online
    June 29, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July

  • 7
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    This online course explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity. This online is directed towards educators in 7th–12th grade US history, humanities, and English language arts teachers and curriculum specialists.
    Online
    July 7, 2022 - August 17, 2022
  • 7
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.
    Online
    July 7, 2022 - August 17, 2022
  • 12
    Teaching An Inspector Calls
    United Kingdom
    Seminar
    £250.00

    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 An Inspector Calls in Your Classroom

    Prepare your students to be agents of change using J. B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    July 12, 2022 - July 13, 2022
    Online
  • 12
    Teaching Coming of Age in a Complex World
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $25.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 
    Tuesday, July 12, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET
    Thursday, July 14, 2022: 11AM – 4 PM ET

    Teaching Coming of Age in a Complex World

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Experience our approach to teaching Coming-of-Age literature, designed to increase student agency, empathy, critical thinking and literacy skills, and belief they can make a difference in the world.

    July 12, 2022 - July 14, 2022
    Online
  • 13
    Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres
    Online
    Webinar
    11:30 AM–12:30 PM ET
    10:30–11:30 AM CT
    9:30–10:30 AM MT
    8:30–9:30 AM PT

    Exploring ELA Text Selection with Julia Torres

    Join us in conversation with #DisruptTexts founder Julia Torres about taking a critical lens to text selection in ELA classrooms.
    Online
    July 13, 2022
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 18
    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $25.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved. 

    Schedule: 

    Monday, July 18: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Tuesday, July 19: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Wednesday, July 20: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Thursday, July 21: 11 AM – 4 PM ET 

    Teaching Holocaust and Human Behavior

    Help students wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by the study of the Holocaust and foster their skills in civic engagement, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are necessary for sustaining democracy.

    July 18, 2022 - July 21, 2022
    Online
  • 19
    Perpetrator Behavior in Nazi Germany
    Online
    Webinar
    7:00–8:00 PM ET
    6:00–7:00 PM CT
    5:00–6:00 PM MT
    4:00–5:00 PM PT

    Perpetrator Behavior in Nazi Germany: A Conversation with Dr. Edward Westermann

    Join us for a conversation with Dr. Edward Westermann focusing on his research around perpetrator behavior in Nazi Germany.

    Online
    July 19, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 25
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Seminar
    $25.00

    All fees are in US Dollars. We can support payment in some alternate currencies and will handle those once your application is approved.

    Schedule: 

    Monday, July 25: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    Tuesday, July 26: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    Wednesday, July 27: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    Thursday, July 28: 11 AM – 4 PM ET

    US History: A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era

    How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? Join us as we examine the Reconstruction era and learn to teach about this significant period in US history using an approach that helps students connect this history to their own lives and the choices they make today.

    July 25, 2022 - July 28, 2022
    Online
  • 27
    Make Good the Promises of Reconstruction
    Online
    Webinar
    2:30–3:30 PM ET
    1:30–2:30 PM CT
    12:30–1:30 PM MT
    11:30 AM–12:30 PM PT

    Make Good the Promises of Reconstruction: A Conversation and Virtual Exhibition Tour with Candra Flanagan

    Join us in conversation with Candra Flanagan, Director of Teaching and Learning at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), as we explore the museum’s exhibition, “Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies.”
    Online
    July 27, 2022
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • 28
    A Conversation with Dr. Kidada Williams
    Online
    Webinar
    12:00–1:00 PM ET
    11:00 AM–12:00 PM CT
    10:00–11:00 AM MT
    9:00–10:00 AM PT

    Teaching Reconstruction: A Conversation with Dr. Kidada Williams

    Join us in Conversation with writer and historian, Dr. Kidada Williams, as we discuss her research on African Americans’ fight for liberty and equality during and after the Civil War and Reconstruction era.

    Online
    July 28, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

August

  • 2
    Explorations: Building Inclusive Learning Communities
    Online
    Workshop
    $1,600.00

    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.

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    Join us for a new, online team-based professional learning experience including a workshop for teams, a readiness tool for your school, and personalized follow-up meetings. Learn about how Facing History's approach to equity, SEL and civics can transform your school.

    This workshop is directed towards design teams of educators from a school or district.

    August 2, 2022 - August 3, 2022
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
  • 3
    Starting the School Year With Connection and Community
    Online
    Webinar

    4:00–5:00 PM ET
    3:00–4:00 PM CT
    2:00–3:00 PM MT
    1:00–2:00 PM PT

     

    Starting the School Year With Connection and Community

    Join us to prepare for the coming school year as we explore teaching strategies and flexible resources designed to help you begin getting to know your students and facilitate the process of creating an open, supportive, and reflective classroom community.

    Online
    August 3, 2022
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 4
    Teaching Jewish Text: A Facing History Approach
    Online
    Workshop

    Teaching Jewish Text: A Facing History Approach for Jewish Educational Settings

    How can educators In Jewish settings help students critically engage with complex Jewish texts through exploration of human behavior and decision making? This Facing History online workshop will explore the role of perspective-taking, meaningful reflection and building empathy.  Educators will gain strategies for providing students with opportunities to form opinions about themes such as power, systems of inequity, and the multiple ways of being human in the world today.

    Online via Zoom
    August 4, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teacher-Tested, Backed by Research

Backed by over 140 research studies worldwide, our approach is teacher-tested, meets national and GCSE curricula and is responsive to the changing and challenging educational landscape.

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