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Upcoming Workshops, Courses & Seminars

Our workshops, courses and seminars provide deep engagement with Facing History content, pedagogy, and teaching strategies. Throughout the year we have online and self-paced opportunities as well as in-person events that provide an opportunity to engage with peers and Facing History staff. We also offer 60-minute webinars, providing a great way to try us out and get introduced to a theme, practice, or particular historical moment.

Pricing can vary from event to event, with some events being free and others requiring registration fees. Look for these details within individual event listings.

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2020

April

  • 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

May

  • 11
    CANX Teaching the Residential Schools (Simcoe County)
    Ontario
    Seminar

    CANX Stolen Lives: Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Residential Schools (SCDSB/SMCDSB)

    In this seminar series, 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. 
    Springwater Provincial Park
    1331 ON-26
    Midhurst, ON L0L 1X0
    May 11, 2020 - May 12, 2020

June

  • 2
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Mississippi
    Seminar
    $0.00

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    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    June 2, 2020 - June 4, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Rankin County School District Family Resource Center
    200 School Rd
    Brandon, MS 39042
  • 8
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    California-Northern
    Seminar
    $400.00

    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 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. 

    June 8, 2020 - June 11, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Carondelet High School
    1133 Winton Dr
    Concord, CA 94518
  • 9
    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy
    Tennessee
    Seminar
    $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.

    The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This workshop explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.

    June 9, 2020 - June 11, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis
    115 Huling Av
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 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.

    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
  • 16
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Alabama
    Seminar
    $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.

    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 seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers.
    June 16, 2020 - June 18, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Temple Emanu-El
    2100 Highland Ave
    Birmingham, AL 35205
  • 16
    Holocaust Literature
    Ohio
    Seminar
    $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.

    Teaching Identity and Circumstance through Holocaust Literature

    This seminar prepares teachers to interweave a literary analysis of Holocaust literature, including short stories, poetry, diaries, and memoir, with an exploration of the relevant historical context for these texts.
    June 16, 2020 - June 17, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Growth Opportunity Partners, Inc.
    6001 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44103
  • 16
    Literature that Engages Students
    California-Northern
    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.

    Literature that Engages Students in Identity, History, and Choices

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals and communities.
    June 16, 2020 - June 18, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    American High School
    36300 Fremont Blvd
    Fremont, CA 94536
  • 22
    Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging: U.S. and Migration
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $500.00

    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.

    Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging: The United States and Migration

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration to and migration across the United States.

    One LAUSD salary point or two USD university credits will be available for seminar participants.

    June 22, 2020 - June 25, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD - LA
  • 23
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Tennessee
    Seminar
    $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.

    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 seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for middle and high school teachers.
    June 23, 2020 - June 25, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Oak Ridge High School
    1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • 24
    Race and Justice in History and Literature
    Ohio
    Seminar
    $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.

    Race and Justice in American History and Literature

    In this seminar, participants will examine how the history of race shaped the struggle for social justice in our nation.
    June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Magnificat High School
    20770 Hilliard Blvd
    Rocky River, OH 44116
  • 28
    Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in Jewish Setting
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $740.00

    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 for Educators in Jewish Settings

    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 seminar features Holocaust and Human Behavior and is intended for educators in a Jewish setting.
    June 28, 2020 - July 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew College
    160 Herrick Rd.
    Newton, MA 02459
  • 29
    Identity and Belonging in the Social Science Classroom
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $25.00

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    Identity and Belonging in the History/Social Science Classroom: What is the Name, Face and Story of Our Students?

    Explore questions of belonging and identity, while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration across the United States.

    Two USD university credits will be available for seminar participants. 

    June 29, 2020 - July 2, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Orange County Department of Education
    200 Kalmus Dr
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

July

  • 7
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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 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.
    July 7, 2020 - July 9, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Noble and Greenough School
    10 Campus Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026
  • 13
    Confronting the Legacy of Genocide in the 20th Century
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $500.00

    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.

    Confronting the Legacy of Genocide in the 20th Century

    This seminar examines the dehumanization, violence, and threats to democracy which created the conditions for both the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, as well as the role of justice and judgment in their aftermath.

    One LAUSD salary point or three USD university credits will be available for seminar participants.

    July 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD - Los Angeles
  • 13
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Florida
    Seminar
    $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 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. Please note that, in regards to applications for this seminar, priority will be given to Palm Beach County educators.

    July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    TBD
  • 13
    Race and Membership in American History
    California-Northern
    Seminar
    $400.00

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    Race and Membership in American History: A Historical Exploration of Contemporary Issues

    How can we teach about race and its impact on society? Using Facing History’s resource book Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement, this seminar will explore how Americans defined citizenship and membership in the early part of the 20th century and the enduring legacies of this racialized movement today.
    July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Milpitas High School
    1285 Escuela Pkwy
    Milpitas, CA 95035
  • 13
    Teaching the Reconstruction Era
    New York
    Seminar
    $560.00

    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 Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

    This seminar explores the Reconstruction era in the United States and the construction of American identity.
    July 13, 2020 - July 16, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Brooklyn Historical Society
    128 Pierrepont St
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • 14
    Holocaust and Human Behavior
    Tennessee
    Seminar
    $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.

    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.
    July 14, 2020 - July 16, 2020
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Facing History and Ourselves - Memphis
    115 Huling Av
    Memphis, TN 38103
  • 14
    Teaching and Leading for Equity and Justice
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $750.00

    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 and Leading for Equity and Justice: Facing History Learning Summit

    School leaders and teachers will examine the history of American education, explore current systems of inequity, and gain the tools necessary to mitigate against these barriers to equity.

    July 14, 2020 - July 16, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD - Greater Boston Area
  • 20
    Safeguarding Democracy in the Civics Classroom
    California-Northern
    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.

    Safeguarding Democracy: Identity, History, and Action in the Civics Classroom

    In this 3-day seminar, we will examine the historical and contemporary gaps between democractic ideals and lived realities in the US, as well as explore a set of strategies, lessons, and examples of student-led projects to help develop your students’ civic agency.

    July 20, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    The Greenlining Institute
    360 14th St
    Oakland, CA 94612
  • 22
    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night
    New Jersey
    Seminar
    $300.00

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    A Facing History Approach to Teaching Night

    This seminar 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.

    July 22, 2020 - July 23, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Hopewell Valley Central High School
    259 Pennington Titusville Rd
    Pennington, NJ 08534
  • 27
    Confronting the Legacy of Genocide in the 20th Century
    California-Southern
    Seminar
    $500.00

    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.

    Confronting the Legacy of Genocide in the 20th Century

    This seminar examines the dehumanization, violence, and threats to democracy which created the conditions for both the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, as well as the role of justice and judgment in their aftermath.

    One LAUSD salary point or three USD university credits will be available for seminar participants.

    July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    TBD - Valley
  • 27
    Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior
    New York
    Seminar
    $700.00

    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

    Facing History’s approach to study the Holocaust, and the fragile democracy that gave rise to the Nazi party, enables students to wrestle with profound moral questions raised by this history and fosters their skills in civic engagment, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, and empathy — all of which are critical for sustaining democracy.
    July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Lower Manhattan Community Middle School
    26 Broadway
    New York, NY 10004
  • 27
    Choices in Little Rock
    New Jersey
    Seminar
    $560.00

    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.

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

    This seminar explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement.
    July 27, 2020 - July 30, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Kean University
    1000 Morris Ave
    Union, NJ 07083
  • 28
    Preparing Students for Civic Life
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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.

    Preparing Students for Civic Life: Facing History’s Approach to Civic Education

    Find out how Facing History can help MA educators meet the new History and Social Science Framework.
    July 28, 2020 - July 30, 2020
    8:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
    120 Morrissey Blvd
    Boston, MA 02125

August

  • 3
    Race and Equity in the Context of Jewish Education
    New York
    Seminar
    $445.00

    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 Equity in the Context of Jewish Education

    Examine the historical legacy of racism and its challenging realities in our contemporary lives, and acquire tools for facilitating discussion on this topic within Jewish educational settings.
    August 3, 2020 - August 5, 2020
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Hebrew Union College
    1 West 4th Street
    New York, NY 10012
  • 4
    Beyond Borders
    Massachusetts
    Seminar
    $450.00

    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 Borders: Facing Identity, Membership, and Belonging through US Immigration

    In this seminar, participants will explore how the choices of migrants, policy makers, and other individuals—both citizens and non-citizens alike—have redefined the relationship between freedom and democracy and have shaped what it means to be American.

    August 4, 2020 - August 6, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Pao Arts Center
    99 Albany St
    Boston, MA 02111
  • 11
    Identity, Choice, and History in a Literature Classroom
    New York
    Seminar
    $420.00

    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.

    Identity, Choice, and History in a Literature Classroom

    Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join Facing History as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices and understanding historical context.
    August 11, 2020 - August 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Andrew Heiskell Library Branch
    40 W 20th St
    New York, NY 10011
  • 17
    Immigration in a Changing World
    New York
    Seminar
    $700.00

    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 in a Changing World: Identity, Citizenship, and Belonging

    Explore questions of belonging and identity while considering the history and contemporary realities of immigration in the United States in this seminar.
    August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    China Institute
    100 Washington St
    New York, NY 10006

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