For West Coast Educators: Teaching Race and Membership in American History

June 15, 2021 to June 16, 2021
Teaching Race and Membership

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This workshop will be held via Zoom.
It takes place over two consecutive days with both synchronous and asychronous work. 


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For West Coast Educators: Teaching Race and Membership in American History

West coast* educators are invited to join us for an online workshop to explore how ideas about race became institutionalized in economic and social policies. Drawing from Facing History and Ourselves’ case study Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement along with new resources and approaches developed over the past two years, participants will come away with the knowledge, resources, and planning materials to bring this critical history to their classrooms.  This workshop will be intensive, highly interactive, and with many opportunities to be in conversation with other educators. 

The workshop will take place over two consecutive days with both live sessions and offline exploration of readings and teaching resources. All materials will be provided in digital format.  Participants will receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement.

Please consider joining us if you or your colleagues are:

  • Interested in building a unit on the history of race and racism, and/or, establish the history of race and racism as a framework for your course.
  • Excited about learning, reflecting, and collaborating with other educators across the west coast.
  • New to Facing History’s approach to teaching critical histories.
  • Experienced with Facing History but would like to enhance your curriculum.

 Workshop At-a-Glance Details

Who should take this workshop: 6-12th grade educators and curriculum specialists who are interested in teaching about the history of race and racism in the United States and  can commit to attending all four online meetings.
This workshop is open to California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona educators.  Educators from other states and territories will be placed on a waitlist and admitted if seats are available. 

Time Commitment: Approximately 4 hours per day (plus an hour break) on both Tuesday June 15 and Wednesday June 16. Attendance on both dates is required. There will be readings in between sessions. There is pre-work to complete before the workshop that is approximately 30 minutes in length. Materials will be shared via email a week prior on Wednesday June 9.


  1. Tuesday June 15 from 12:00–1:30 pm PT / 1:00–2:30 pm MT
  2. Tuesday June 15 from 2:30–4:00 pm / 3:30–5:00 pm MT
  3. Wednesday June 16 from 12:00–1:30 pm / 1:00–2:30 pm MT
  4. Wednesday June 16 from 2:30–4:00 pm / 3:30–5:00 pm MT

Cost: There is a non-refundable $40 registration fee due once your application has been accepted. 

Format: Synchronous online Zoom Meeting with additional reading to take place outside of the sessions. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.

Online via Zoom
June 15, 2021 - June 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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