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Upcoming Events

Ongoing
  • 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
  • 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
    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
2020

September

  • 23
    A Conversation with Dr. Dena Simmons
    Online
    Webinar

    Social-Emotional Learning for an Antiracist Future: A Conversation with Dr. Dena Simmons

    Join us for a conversation with educator and antiracist Dr. Dena Simmons where we will explore the power and purpose of educating for social change.
    Online
    September 23, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 29
    Black History Month: Reflecting on the Narrative
    United Kingdom
    Webinar

    Black History Month: Reflecting on the Narrative of Black British History

    Reflect on how you engage with Black History Month as an educator and get ideas on what to teach this October and beyond.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    September 29, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 30
    Discussing Race in the Classroom
    United Kingdom
    Workshop

    Discussing Race in the Classroom - Teacher Conversation

    Support your students in engaging with the topic of race in a safe and constructive way.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    September 30, 2020
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

October

  • 1
    Teaching in Unpredictable Times
    Online
    Webinar

    Election 2020: Teaching in Unpredictable Times

    Join us to explore approaches to teaching the election that focus on the history of voting, health of democracy, the factors that shape our civic decision-making, and the power of youth agency and voice.
    Online
    October 1, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 6
    Teaching Current Events in an Election Year
    Ohio
    Workshop
    $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.

    Teaching Current Events in an Election Year

    Using Facing History’s Current Events resources, this workshop will examine how bias shapes our understanding of the media. Educators will explore ways to deepen their students’ news literacy skills and foster civil discourse in the classroom to help students become effective civic participants in a global society.

    October 6, 2020
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Online
  • 7
    The Struggle for Racial Justice and Voting
    Online
    Community Event

     

    Wednesday, October 7

    7:00-8:00 PM ET
    6:00-7:00 PM CT
    5:00-6:00 PM MT
    4:00-5:00 PM PT
     

    Live captioning will be provided during this event. Please contact special_events@facinghistory.org with any questions. 

    Facing History Now: Conversations on Equity and Justice – The Struggle for Racial Justice and Voting

    Join us for a dialogue with Dr. Carol Anderson, professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, exploring the history of the fight for African Americans' voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States.

    Virtual
    October 7, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 8
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    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 course features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators.
    Online
    October 8, 2020 - November 18, 2020
  • 8
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

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

    Online
    October 8, 2020 - November 18, 2020
    Event is full. Registration has closed.
  • 13
    Beyond the Ballot
    New York
    Workshop
    $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.

    Beyond the Ballot: Youth Voice and Civic Participation

    As the United States enters the 2020 election, join us as we examine voting and the pivotal role civic participation by young people plays beyond the ballot box. This workshop is intended for educators in the New York/New Jersey region. 

    October 13, 2020
    3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Online
  • 14
    Teaching in an Election Year for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Online
    Workshop

    Teaching Current Events in an Election Year, for Educators in Jewish Settings

    Using Facing History’s Current Events resources, educators will explore ways to foster civil discourse in the Jewish educational setting, where opposing political viewpoints can be difficult to navigate.

    Online
    October 14, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 15
    Teaching the Residential Schools
    Online
    Online Course
    150.00 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: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Residential Schools

    In this online course, we will explore the history of Canada’s 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.  We will also look at their historical roots and the legacies that followed while examining the apologies given by government and churches, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the charge of genocide.

    This course is designed principally for Canadian educators.

    October 15, 2020 - November 25, 2020
  • 21
    Navigating our Democracy: A Forum
    Massachusetts
    Workshop
    $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.

    Navigating our Democracy: A Forum on Promoting Democratic Ideals in the Classroom

    During this time of deep political division, how can educators provide support for young people to participate actively in our democracy? Join us for a forum that will provide tools and resources you can use in your classroom that foster civil discourse and support a critical understanding of voting rights and political polarization in the United States.

    October 21, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Online

November

  • 18
    LGBTQ Voices in History for Illinois Educators
    Online
    Workshop
    $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.

    LGBTQ Voices in History: Meeting the Illinois 2020 Mandate

    In this interactive workshop, we will share ideas about how you can use Facing History resources to help meet the Illinois mandate (effective July 1, 2020) to “include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this state.” This workshop is intended for educators in Illinois.

    November 18, 2020
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Online
2021

January

  • 28
    Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird
    Online
    Online Course

    A New Approach to Teaching To Kill a Mockingbird

    This course introduces educators to Teaching Mockingbird, which incorporates civic education, ethical reflection, and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
  • 28
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Online
    Online Course

    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 course features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021
  • 28
    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.
    January 28, 2021 - March 10, 2021

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