Our Work

Facing History fosters empathy and reflection, improves students’ academic performance, reinvigorates teachers, and helps to build safe and inclusive schools.

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.

52:08
On-Demand Webinar
Holocaust
Memory and Memorials

Holocaust Memorial Day in the Classroom

This webinar provides ideas, inspiration, and resources to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

58:25
On-Demand Webinar
Democracy & Civic Engagement

A Facing History Approach to PSHE/SMSC

This webinar explores Standing Up for Democracy, a Facing History and Ourselves resource which is suitable for Citizenship, History, PSHE, and Tutor time.

57:17
On-Demand Webinar
Democracy & Civic Engagement

Teaching Standing up for Democracy in PSHE and Citizenship Lessons

Explore our new resource, Standing Up for Democracy, which is suitable for Citizenship, History, PSHE, and Tutor time.

50:48
On-Demand Webinar
Civil Rights Movement
Justice & Human Rights

Teaching Black History Month

Watch this webinar to discover approaches and materials to help engage students in learning about, and memorialising, black history.

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
2020

February

  • 20
    Reading, Speaking and Listening for Deeper Learning
    Online
    Webinar

    Literacy with a Social Studies Lens: Reading, Speaking and Listening for Deeper Learning

    Learn teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully.
    Online
    February 20, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 26
    Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behaviour in the Classroom
    United Kingdom
    Webinar

    Teaching the Holocaust and Human Behaviour in the Classroom

    Studying the Holocaust using Facing History’s approach allows students to wrestle with the profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and community engagement - all of which are critical for sustaining democracy. This webinar will highlight our classroom-ready resources and suggest effective teaching strategies to enable you to best support your students in studying this critical, challenging period in history.
    February 26, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 27
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    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.

    February 27, 2020 - April 1, 2020
    Online
    Event is full. Registration has closed.

March

  • 3
    Jewish Identity and the Complexities of Multiple Belongings
    Online
    Webinar

    Jewish Identity and the Complexities of Multiple Belongings

    Join us as we explore Sam Ball’s film American Creed, which examines what unites Americans as a nation despite differing identities and alliances.
    Online
    March 3, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 5
    Rethinking America and the Holocaust
    Online
    Webinar

    Rethinking America and the Holocaust

    Join Facing History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as we explore the motivations, pressures, and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, the European refugee crisis of the 1930s, and the Holocaust.
    Online
    March 5, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 19
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    March 19, 2020 - April 29, 2020
    Online
  • 19
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    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.
    March 19, 2020 - April 29, 2020
    Online
  • 23
    Confronting Racism and Antisemitism in Your School
    Online
    Webinar

    Confronting Racism and Antisemitism in Your School: A Conversation with Eric Ward

    Join Facing History and the ADL Education for a conversation with social justice advocate Eric Ward where we’ll discuss the challenges faced by schools when confronting racism and antisemitism.

    Online
    March 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 24
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    United Kingdom
    Seminar
    £300.00

    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 the 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.
    March 24, 2020 - March 25, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    University of Leicester
    The University of Leicester
    University Road
    Leicester
    LE1 7RH

April

  • 2
    Writing for Deeper Learning
    Online
    Webinar

    Literacy with a Social Studies Lens: Writing for Deeper Learning

    Discover strategies that will help your students build the informative, explanatory, and argumentative writing skills needed to address compelling issues in today's world.
    Online
    April 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 6
    Who Will Write Our History
    Online
    Webinar

    Who Will Write Our History: A Conversation with Filmmaker Roberta Grossman

    Award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman joins Facing History for a discussion of her visionary film, Who Will Write Our History, exploring themes of resistance, participation, and the importance of telling one’s own story.
    Online
    April 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 16
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    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.

    April 16, 2020 - May 27, 2020
    Online
  • 27
    Race and Equity in the Jewish Educational Context
    Online
    Webinar

    Race and Equity in the Jewish Educational Context

    Join us as we discuss the historical roots of race and equity, and ways of starting conversations about race and equity in Jewish educational settings.
    Online
    April 27, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

June

  • 11
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    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.
    June 11, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    Online
  • 11
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    Join us for our online course which will help you bring a fresh approach to exploring Harper Lee’s classic work with your students.
    June 11, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    Online
  • 11
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course
    $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.

    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.
    June 11, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    Online

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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