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Outstanding professional development for educators. Thought-provoking community events. Explore our complete calendar to find events near you or online.

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
    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
2021

April

  • 22
    Confronting Antisemitism
    California-Northern
    Workshop
    3:00–4:30 PM PT
    4:00–5:30 PM MT
    5:00–6:30 PM CT
    6:00–7:30 PM ET

    Confronting Antisemitism with Facing History: Educator Workshop

    Join the JFCS Holocaust Center and Facing History and Ourselves to explore frameworks, resources, and teaching strategies that empower students and educators to identify and address the “we and they” dynamics caused by racism, antisemitism, and nationalism.

    This workshop is geared towards educators grades 6-12.

    Online via Zoom
    CA
    April 22, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • 26
    Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice
    Tennessee
    Community Event


    Monday, April 26, 2021
    10:00 AM CT
    (11 ET / 9 MT / 8 PT)
     

    Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice, A Conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton

    Anthony Ray Hinton, who was wrongly convicted of murder and spent nearly 30 years on death row, will lead a discussion about his experiences and the continued fight for justice in America.

    Virtual
    April 26, 2021
    10:00 am
  • 26
    Understanding Genocide Awareness Month (Grade 10-12)
    Ontario
    Presentation

    Understanding Genocide Awareness Month (Grades 10-12) Royal Ontario Museum Webinar

    Designed for K-12 students and teachers, each webinar features Indigenous ROM educators and guest speakers as they highlight distinct ancestral objects, share stories, and offer arts-based activities that celebrate living Indigenous cultures.

    Online
    April 26, 2021
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • 27
    Closing the 2021 School Year by Empowering Student Voice
    Ontario
    Workshop

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    7:00–8:30 PM ET
    6:00–7:30 PM CT
    5:00–6:30 PM MT
    4:00–5:30 PM PT

    Educator Workshop: Closing the 2021 School Year by Empowering Student Voice

    Join Facing History and Ourselves and High Resolves for this flipped classroom “un-workshop” where we will share a suite of Facing History and Ourselves resources, classroom-ready Videos for Change digital resources, and co-create a year end culminating project that empowers student voice.

    This workshop is directed towards grades 10, 11, and 12 educators in Canada.

    Online
    April 27, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 29
    A Facing History Approach to Religious Studies
    United Kingdom
    Workshop

    A Facing History Approach to Planning a Religious Studies Curriculum

    Connect with other teachers whilst gaining ideas on how to plan a religious studies curriculum using Facing History and Ourselves’ resources.

    This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

    Online
    April 29, 2021
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 29
    Racism as Reality in Public Education
    Ontario
    Workshop
    0.00 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.

    Racism as Reality in Public Education: The Past Collides with the Present

    Historian Natasha Henry will discuss the history of racial discrimination in schooling in Canada and highlights the ways that this past shapes public education today.

    April 29, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online via Zoom

May

  • 4
    White Supremacy and Antisemitism
    Online
    Webinar

    Tuesday, May 4
    6:00 PM ET
    5:00 PM CT
    4:00 PM MT
    3:00 PM PT

    White Supremacy and Antisemitism: Lessons from the Capitol Attack

    Join Brandeis University’s Professor of American Jewish History, Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna, in conversation with Facing History & Ourselves about the history, themes, and relevance of antisemitic in-group signaling continuing to show up in contemporary American society.

    Online
    May 4, 2021
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 6
    Global Summit on Repair, Reconstruction, and Restoration
    Online
    Community Event

    Thursday 6th May 2021

    9:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
    6:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT
    8:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT
    8:00 am - 2:30 pm COT
    2:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
    3:00 pm - 9:30 pm CEST
    3:00 pm - 9:30 pm SAST

    Explore the Agenda

     

    Global Summit on Repair, Reconstruction, and Restoration

    How do we restore democracy? How do we redress the violent past and its legacies? How do we reconstruct society and repair what is broken? Please join us for a free virtual global summit where we will explore some of the processes that have been used and are being developed in countries around the world to establish accountability, build democracy, nurture peace, and promote inclusion, justice, and equity.

    Learn more about the Global Summit

    Virtual
    May 6, 2021
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • 6
    Teaching for Civic Agency
    California-Northern
    Workshop

    From Reflection to Action: Teaching for Civic Agency

    Explore frameworks, resources, and teaching strategies that empower students to envision the ways that they themselves might contribute to the process of creating a more humane, just, and compassionate world. Using Facing History’s pedagogical approach, participants will consider how our memory and understanding of history inspires and guides our choices in the world today.

    Online via Zoom
    May 6, 2021
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 13
    Teaching with and through Women’s Calls for Justice
    Online
    Workshop

    Never Forgotten: Teaching with and through Women’s Calls for Justice

    Join Facing History and Ourselves, along with the Royal Ontario Museum, to explore the activist and advocacy work of Indigenous women and two-spirited people as an approach to teaching, honouring, and raising awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two spirited people.  

    Online
    May 13, 2021
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 19
    Explorations Workshop: Introducing Facing History
    Online
    Workshop
    $0.00

    This two-day workshop takes place on Zoom.
    May 19 - 20, 2021
    11 am – 4 pm (ET)
    10 am – 3 pm (CT)
    9 am – 2 pm (MT)
    8 am – 1 pm (PT)

    Explorations: Building Learning Communities through SEL, Equity, and Civic Education

    This two-day online introductory “Explorations” workshop is designed for schools and districts interested in learning more about how Facing History can support them in achieving their goals. It introduces Facing History’s programs and approach to social-emotional learning (SEL), equity, and civic education, exploring how understanding ourselves, understanding students, understanding history, and understanding learning can empower educators as change agents.

    May 19, 2021 - May 20, 2021
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Online

June

  • 15
    Teaching Race and Membership
    California-Northern
    Workshop
    $40.00

    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.

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

     

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

    For U.S. west coast educators, we invite you to join us for an online workshop Teaching Race and Membership in American History. 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, we will explore how ideas about race became institutionalized in economic and social policies.

    June 15, 2021 - June 16, 2021
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Online via Zoom
    CA
  • 15
    The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
    Online
    Webinar

    7–8 PM ET
    6–7 PM CT
    5–6 PM MT
    4–5 PM PT

    Commemorating the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

    One hundred years after one of the worst incidents of racial violence, join us for a conversation with Dr. Karlos K. Hill on the Tulsa Race Massacre’s enduring legacy of resiliency.

    Online
    June 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

July

  • 1
    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
    July 1, 2021 - August 11, 2021
  • 1
    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
    July 1, 2021 - August 11, 2021
  • 1
    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.

    Online
    July 1, 2021 - August 11, 2021
  • 8
    Teaching the Residential Schools
    Online
    Online Course
    150.00 CAD

    Find details here on how to register or pay for Facing History professional development including 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.

    July 8, 2021 - August 19, 2021

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