Upcoming Professional Development

2018

June

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

    Getting Started with Holocaust and Human Behavior

    This self-guided workshop introduces Facing History and Ourselves’ case study, Holocaust and Human Behavior, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that engage students in this powerful history and the themes of decision making, ethics, and responsibility. This workshop is designed to provide lesson ideas and support to teachers who may have a limited amount of class time to teach about the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. This interactive workshop uses resources from the companion resource book Holocaust and Human Behavior and helps teachers develop a customized teaching plan informed by Facing History’s approach and the one-week unit outline.
    6.1.18 - 5.31.19

September

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

    This 5-hour self-paced online workshop introduces Ji-li Jiang's memoir, Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, through multimedia resources, readings, and teaching strategies that offer educators an insightful window into the first tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution in China.
    9.1.18 - 5.31.19
    Online
2019

January

  • 21
    Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom
    Webinar
    Online

    Witness: A Discussion with Dr. Ariel Burger on Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

    In this second webinar in a series focused on Elie Wiesel's Night, join us for a conversation with Dr. Ariel Burger as he discusses his newly published book Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom.

     

    Online
    1.21.19 - 1.22.19
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 23
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

    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 educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.

    1.23.19 - 1.24.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 23
    Igniting Student Agency Through Civics Literacy (MA)
    Webinar
    Online
    $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.

    Igniting Student Agency Through Civics Literacy

    Join us as we explore the changing nature of civic learning and Facing History’s approach to nurturing students’ skills, knowledge, and dispositions for an active and engaged civic life.
    1.23.19
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
  • 26
    Bearing Witness: Japanese American Incarceration 1885 - 1946
    Workshop
    California-Northern

    Then They Came for Me: Historical Context—Bearing Witness to the Japanese American Incarceration 1885 to 1946

    This workshop examines a terrifying time in U.S. history when the federal government scapegoated and indefinitely detained thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, and draws parallels to tactics chillingly resurgent today.
    Futures Without Violence
    100 Montgomery Street, THE PRESIDIO
    San Francisco, CA 94129
    1.26.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 26
    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.”

     

    1.26.19
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    577 Salmar Ave
    Campbell, CA 95008
  • 28
    Incarceration of Japanese Americans and Civil Liberties Act
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $20.00

    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.

    Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

    30 years ago, reparations were granted to Japanese Americans who had been interned by the United States government during World War II. Join the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, Facing History and Ourselves, and the Japanese American National Museum in exploring the history and legacy of internment
    1.28.19
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
    40 Presidential Drive
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
  • 28
    Examining the American Indian Boarding School Experience
    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.

    American Indian Boarding School Experience

    Canceled due to to the federal government shutdown at host site.

    In collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, we will examine the legacy and impact of two all-Indian boarding schools in the United States.

     

    1.28.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Museum of the American Indian
    One Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004
  • 29
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.
    Milken Community Schools
    Middle School
    15800 Zeldins Way
    Los Angeles, CA 90049
    1.29.19
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 29
    Teaching Current Events
    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.

    Navigating Critical Conversations: Teaching with Current Events

    This workshop will focus on Facing History’s approach to bringing current events into the classroom.

    1.29.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 31
    Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in a Digital Age
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    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.
    1.31.19
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Princeton University
    Lewis Library
    Princeton, NJ 08544
  • 31
    Book Club on LGBTQIA History
    Workshop
    California-Northern
    $20.00

    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.

    Book Club Learning Series: A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

    Using Michael Bronski’s book, Queer History of the United States, we will explore some of FH teaching strategies that can be used to understand the role that sexual identity has played in shaping the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States.

     This is a 3-part learning series. Please make every effort to attend all 3 sessions. If you are unable to commit to all 3 then you should register for meeting 3 with the author, Teaching A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski.

    Meeting 1: Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Meeting 2: Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

    Meeting 3: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

    1.31.19
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Life Academy of Health and Bioscience
    2101 35th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94601

February

  • 2
    Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration 1947 to Present
    Workshop
    California-Northern

    Then They Came for Me: The Legacy of Japanese American Incarceration 1947 to the Present

    This workshop examines a terrifying time in U.S. history when the federal government scapegoated and indefinitely detained thousands of people of Japanese ancestry, two-thirds of whom were American citizens, and draws parallels to tactics chillingly resurgent today.
    Japanese American Museum of San Jose
    535 N. Fifth St
    San Jose, CA 95112
    2.2.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • 2
    The Power and Influence of Film in Teaching the Holocaust
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $20.00

    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 Power and Influence of Film in Teaching the Holocaust

    Explore how educators can effectively use film within their teaching to portray both singular stories and the broader history, helping students develop empathy and critically engage in issues raised by and extending beyond the film itself.
    2.2.19
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wildwood School
    CA
  • 4
    Legacy and Personal Memory, with Rabbi Joseph Polak
    Webinar
    Online

    Legacy and Memory: Rabbi Joseph Polak Reflects on Elie Wiesel

    In this third webinar in the 'Teaching Night" series, join Rabbi and author Joseph Polak, who will read from his memoir After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring and discuss his friendship with Elie Wiesel.

    Online
    2.4.19
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 4
    The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.

    Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School
    5200 Bonita Canyon Dr.
    Irvine, CA 92603
    2.4.19
    4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 6
    The Power and Promise of Civic Education Today - Forum
    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.

    The Power and Promise of Civic Education Today - Forum

    Join us for a conversation about current events and Massachusetts' new focus on civic education.
    2.6.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate
    210 Morrissey Blvd
    Boston, MA 02125
  • 6
    Teaching Holocaust Literature
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $220.00

    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 Through Literature in Middle and High School

    We will examine ways to integrate primary source documents with different Holocaust memoirs appropriate for both middle and high school as we dig into fundamental questions of human behavior.

     

    2.6.19 - 2.7.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 6
    Current Events in Your Classroom
    Webinar
    Online

    Current Events in Your Classroom

    Teaching current events can be challenging: the news cycle moves quickly, stories are complex, and the issues can spark strong emotions. But engaging students with current events is a crucial part of their development as informed and humane citizens in a democracy.
    Online
    2.6.19
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 7
    Teaching Memoirs
    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.

    Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The workshop will draw on Facing History’s newly updated study guides for Farewell to Manzanar, Night, and Warriors Don’t Cry and explore ways to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
    2.7.19
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 W. Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544
  • 11
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 11
    Young Adult Literature
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Young Adult Literature that Teaches the Importance of Identity, History, and Choices

    The seminar will equip teachers with practical literacy strategies, using rich primary sources and historical background materials along with interactive strategies for teaching memoir as informational text. 
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    2.11.19 - 2.12.19
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 19
    Teaching Japanese Internment Using Memoir
    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.

    Teaching Japanese Internment Using Memoir

    Empower students to identify injustice with a literary and historical examination of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II. We will feature Facing History and Ourselves’ new educator’s guide to Jeanne Wakatusuki Houston’s memoir Teaching Farewell to Manzanar.

     

    2.19.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Japan Society
    333 E 47th St
    New York, NY 10017
  • 26
    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Fostering Democracy and Informed Civic Engagement

    Learn how to create a classroom environment in which students can learn to exchange ideas, listen respectfully to different points of view, try out ideas and positions, and give—and get—constructive feedback without fear or intimidation.
    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    2.26.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 27
    Warriors Don’t Cry for ELA Teachers
    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.

    Witnesses to History: Using Warriors Don’t Cry to Engage Students' Minds and Hearts

    This workshop explores Facing History’s interdisciplinary approach to using Warriors Don’t Cry to help students deepen their understanding of our Choices in Little Rock unit.

     

    2.27.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 27
    Implementing Restorative Practices
    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.

    Implementing Restorative Practices

    This workshop will explore ways to implement restorative practices and integrate these with Facing History pedagogy and your school community’s inclusive school culture.

     

    2.27.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Martin de Porres
    6202 St Clair Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103
  • 27
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy
    Webinar
    England

    Teaching Students to Stand Up For Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT. 

    Online
    2.27.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 28
    Legacies: Purchased Lives
    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.

    Legacies: Purchased Lives

    Using Illinois Holocaust Museum’s special exhibition “Purchased Lives,” we will  investigate the origins of concepts of race, and how assumptions led to justification for inhumane treatment and enslavement of others.Comprehending the impact of enslaving people is both challenging and crucial in understanding America’s history.  In this workshop, through resources and teaching strategies, Facing History will support educators (and their students) in exploring this difficult history and its legacies today.
    2.28.19
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center
    9603 Woods Drive
    SKOKIE, IL 60077

March

  • 5
    Strengthening Literacy Strategies
    Workshop
    California-Southern

    Strengthening Literacy Strategies in Social Studies Classrooms

    Prepare students for college, career, and civic life by building literacy skills needed for effective civic engagement in the 21st century.

     

    San Diego County Office of Education
    6401 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    3.5.19
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • 6
    Teaching Schindler's List
    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.

    Using Film to Explore the Holocaust: Teaching Schindler's List

    Schindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a war profiteer and member of the Nazi party who saved over 1,100 Jews during World War II. The movie explores the human capacity for monumental evil as well as for extraordinary courage, caring, and compassion. It turns history into an opportunity for moral reflection.

    3.6.19
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 6
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behaviour
    Webinar
    Online

    Democracy at Risk: 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. This webinar, featuring our resource Holocaust and Human Behaviour, will enable you as a teacher to support your students to do this, using the Holocaust for historical context.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT.

    Online
    3.6.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 7
    A New Approach to Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    Online Course
    Online
    $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.

    3.7.19 - 4.10.19
    Online
  • 13
    Chicago: The House We Live In
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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.

    Chicago: The House We Live In - Memories and Legacies of the 20th Century

    Join us for a one-day workshop that will navigate the “us” and “them” dynamics related to race in Chicago’s rich history and help us connect to broader historical themes which shed light on contemporary challenges.

    3.13.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 13
    Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach
    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.

    Individual Choices in a Democracy: A Facing History Approach to Civic Education

    This workshop provides educators with an overview and resource roadmap to the revised Massachusetts History & Social Science standards and recent Civic legislation through a Facing History and Ourselves lens.
    3.13.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    IHRDC Clarendon Room Training Center
    535 Boylston St, 11th Floor
    Boston, MA 02116
  • 13
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    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.

    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

    This workshop prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Elie Wiesel’s powerful and poignant memoir with an exploration of the relevant historical context underlying Wiesel’s experience.
    3.13.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Metropolitan College
    60 West St
    New York, NY 10006
  • 14
    History and Immigration
    Workshop
    Illinois
    $110.00

    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.

    History and Immigration: Identity, Citizenship and Belonging in a Changing World

    What does it mean to be an American? How does a society integrate immigrants and how do immigrants transform societies? We will explore these questions through history and the contemporary realities of immigration in the United States.

    3.14.19
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    2 N LaSalle
    2nd Floor Conference Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • 19
    Immigration and Integration
    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.

    Immigration and Integration: The Bintel Brief and Immigration Today

    This session will use excerpts of the Bintel Brief to raise universal questions about integration, assimilation, and acculturation, themes as timely now as they were when it was written.
    3.19.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School
    26500 Shaker Blvd
    Beachwood, OH 44122
  • 20
    A Complicated Legacy: Genocide and Mass Violence
    Workshop
    Illinois

     

    To register click here.

     

    A Complicated Legacy: Genocide and Mass Violence

    In the wake of mass violence, how might we better understand choices made by individuals and groups that led to atrocities? How do communities work to achieve both healing and justice? 

     

    Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
    9603 Woods Drive
    Skokie, IL 60077
    3.20.19 - 3.21.19
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 26
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    3.26.19 - 3.27.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 26
    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

    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, featuring our resource Holocaust and Human Behaviour, will enable you as a teacher to support your students to do this, using the Holocaust for historical context.
    3.26.19
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Halcyon London International School
    33 Seymour Place
    London
    W1H 5AU
  • 28
    Stolen Lives
    Online Course
    Online
    50.00 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.

    Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Indian Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools through primary source texts and survivors’ personal testimonies to better understand the devastating history and long lasting impact on former students, their families, and entire Indigenous communities.
    3.28.19 - 5.9.19
  • 28
    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide
    Workshop
    New Jersey
    $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.

    Crimes Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide

    This workshop examines the events leading up to the systematic murder of over one million Armenians which began in 1915, and the importance of judgement and justice in the aftermath of genocide.
    3.28.19
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Bergen Community College
    400 Paramus Rd
    Paramus Campus
    Paramus, NJ 07652

April

  • 2
    An Introduction to Standing Up For Democracy
    Webinar
    England

    Teaching Students to Stand Up For Democracy

    Join us for a webinar series where we will examine Facing History & Ourselves’ newest resource, Standing Up for Democracy, written to support the teaching of Citizenship and PSHE education in UK classrooms.

    This webinar is taking place at 5.00 pm GMT.

    Online
    4.2.19
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 8
    Teaching Schindler’s List
    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.

    Using Film to Explore the Holocaust: Teaching Schindler’s List

    Schindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler, a war profiteer and member of the Nazi party who saved over 1,100 Jews during World War II. The movie explores the human capacity for monumental evil as well as for extraordinary courage, caring, and compassion. It turns history into an opportunity for moral reflection.

    This workshop fee is $25 payable via check to the Holocaust Memorial Tolerance Center on the day of the workshop.

    4.8.19
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center
    100 Crescent Beach Rd
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
  • 8
    Denial and History
    Workshop
    California-Southern
    $20.00

    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.

    Denial and History: The Armenian Genocide

    How is it that a genocide widely covered in 1915 became a contested and denied history in subsequent years? Using primary sources and critical literacy skills, explore both the history of the Armenian genocide and the circumstances that have led to its denial.

     

    4.8.19
    4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
    350 S Bixel St
    CA
  • 13
    Teaching A Queer History of the United States
    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.

    Teaching A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

    Using Michael Bronski’s book, Queer History of the United States, we will explore some of Facing History teaching strategies that can be used to understand the role that sexual identity has played in shaping the political, economic, and cultural history of the United States.

    If you are registered for the 3-part book club, you do not need to register for this event.

    4.13.19
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Life Academy of Health and Bioscience
    2101 35th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 16
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    4.16.19 - 4.17.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 25
    Teaching the Nanjing Atrocities
    Workshop
    China
    $0.00

    Teaching the Nanjing Atrocities

    In collaboration with the Chinese International School, Facing History and Ourselves is offering a one day workshop for international school educators on teaching the atrocities at Nanjing. The content focus is ideal for Individuals & Societies and Social Studies teachers, as well as teachers of literature teaching WWII or histories of mass violence.
    4.25.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Chinese International School
    1 Hau Yuen Path
    Braemar Hill
    Hong Kong SAR

May

  • 22
    The Persistence of Hate
    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.

    The Persistence of Hate: Exploring Contemporary Antisemitism

    Explore the role that antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.
    5.22.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    National Archives at New York City
    1 Bowling Green
    New York, NY 10004

June

  • 4
    Race and Membership
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $430.00

    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.

    6.4.19 - 6.6.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Northern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 17
    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust
    Seminar
    California-Southern

    Voices and Choices of Young People During the Holocaust

    Participants will explore the voices of young people during the Holocaust – what factors contributed to their identity, what choices they made, and what students today can learn by studying the Holocaust with an eye towards better understanding ordinary people and human behavior.
    Museum of Tolerance
    9786 West Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    6.17.19 - 6.18.19
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • 18
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    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.

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This workshop introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    6.18.19 - 6.20.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Staff Development Building
    1161 West 40th St
    John Ross Room
    Chattanooga, TN 37410
  • 18
    The Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era
    Seminar
    Ohio
    $200.00

    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 Fragility of Democracy: The Reconstruction Era

    The study of the Reconstruction Era in American history is essential to the understanding of citizenship and democracy in the United States today. We will explore this significant period in U.S. history, when Americans were faced with the challenge of restoring a nation amid the social and political upheaval of the civil war.
    6.18.19 - 6.19.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD
    OH
  • 20
    Community Matters: Facing History’s Approach to Advisory
    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.

    Community Matters: Facing History’s Approach to Advisory

    Adolescence is a time when two tasks take on special importance: determining our individual identity and figuring out where and how we belong. These themes of identity, membership, belonging, and participation are cornerstones of Facing History’s new advisory curriculum.
    6.20.19
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Arise High School
    3301 E 12th St # 205
    Oakland, CA 94601
  • 24
    Foundations for Genocide Studies: HHB (Vancouver)
    Seminar
    British Columbia
    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.

    Foundations for Genocide Studies: Holocaust and Human Behaviour (Vancouver)

    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 history of a genocide 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.
    6.24.19 - 6.26.19
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Simon Fraser University Campus
    Harbour Centre
    515 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

July

  • 11
    Teaching Fiction and Memoirs
    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.

    Using Facing History Strategies in Teaching Fiction and Memoirs

    This workshop will equip teachers with interactive strategies to enrich conversations around identity, history, and choices.
    7.11.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saint Andrew's Episcopal School
    13601 Saratoga Ave
    Saratoga, CA 95070
  • 16
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    Tennessee
    $430.00

    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 workshop features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers.
    7.16.19 - 7.18.19
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves
    115 Huling Ave
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 16
    Democracy At Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Seminar
    California-Northern
    $430.00

    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 resistant to violence are more relevant than ever and central to the work of Facing History and Ourselves. Seminar participants will study the fragility of democracy in Weimar Germany, the ensuing Holocaust, and the legacies of this history through an in-depth, case study. Their eventual instructional units or courses will require their students to wrestle with profound moral questions dependent on ethical reasoning, critical thinking, empathy, and civic engagement—all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.

     

    Graduate level professional development units available upon request.

    7.16.19 - 7.18.19
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Alameda County Office of Education
    313 W Winton Ave
    Hayward, CA 94544

Search Our Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.