Why Facing History
The Power of Empathy
The 1619 Project
Back to School Message from Liz Vogel
Back to School - Telling a Story
Back to School - Contracting
Back to School - Student Identity
Back to School - Setting the Tone
Deborah Johnson and Zandra Rólon, Discrimination Case, 1984
Chuck Rowland, Founding Member of Mattachine Society, 1950
Dr. Evelyn Hooker, Conducting Scientific Research
Edythe Eyde, Writing in 1947
An Adult Learning Opportunity for Pride Month
2019 Upstanders from LA Partnership Schools!
Special Speakers/Events Announced for 2019 Seminars
What does "upstanding" look like to you?
9th Grade Upstanders
Arianne Edmonds and Jefferson Edmonds: an LA Upstander Family
Knock Down the House
What Opens YOUR World?
Children of Blood and Bone
Join Our #LAUpstander Campaign!
What is an Ally?
RBG and UPstanding
Strangers When We Meet
Teaching the Holocaust with Listenwise & Facing History resources
Museums Annual Free-for-All Day
Returning to Class Discussions after the LA Teachers Strike
Schindler’s List – 25 Years Ago and Today
Has it Been a Minute?
A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea
Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: Ending Veteran Homelessness
Purposeful Telling: Memory to Action
Exploring Current Events with a SEL Lens
Exploring the Role of Allies in Confronting Injustice
Prevent Bullying with Empathy-Building
Voices of Literacy Student Creative Writing Contest
Listenwise and Facing History LA
Facing History Book Cafe
Looking Back to Move Forward: The Legacy of Reconstruction
The Unknown Upstander in Operation Finale
The Writers of Willesden Lane
2018-19 Back to School Message
2018 Upstanders from LA Partnership Schools
Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: Educating Immigrants about Their Legal Rights
The Quest for Equal Rights through Nonviolent Protest: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Hrant Dink
CA Social Studies Educators Conference
CA English Teachers Conference
Today’s News, Tomorrow’s History: The Fate of Confederate Monuments
Pop-Up Art Exhibition Coming to LA
The Breadwinner: Using Facing History to Extend the Film Discussions
Literature Series for Educators
Democracy Under Fire
Hope Through Despair
More Teachers Share Their First Days
Choosing Our Language
3 Teachers Share their First Days Back to School
Giving Space for Student Voices, Questions, and Dialogue
A Back to School Message from Liz Vogel
Take This Giant Leap
Reclaiming the Identity of Youth Lost During the Holocaust
Upstanders from 2017 LA Partnership Schools
Empathy is Vital
Giving Back to Facing History and Ourselves
Facing Ourselves is Not Easy
The Compassion Cap
Hope on Days with a Heavy Heart
Exploring Empathy, Homelessness in Los Angeles
“Powering Up” Facing History’s Unit on the Reconstruction Era
Creating a Reflective Classroom Community
Star Wars and Facing History
Creator of Ms. Marvel Inspires Student Upstanders and Vice Versa
Change the Story - YALLWEST
3 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week!
Seminars in Los Angeles, Summer 2016
The Best of our Conference Season
Opportunities for San Diego Teachers
Use Rich Video More Effectively: Tools from Our Talk at CUE National Conference
Spring Student Opportunities
Best of Our CCSS 2016 Resources: Four Great Presentations for Social Studies Educators
Rich Writing Prompts and Standards-Based Strategies: Our Presentation from CATE 2016
Holocaust and Human Behavior: A Humanized Online Experience
Humanizing Online Engagement
Padlet Response - How Do You Stay Engaged?
Facing History and Ourselves…The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Powering Up an Identity Lesson with Lucidchart and Today's Meet
Telling History Forward
What is "beauty"?
20% Time: Playing with Tech for Classroom Use
Young Voices During the Holocaust: Collected Resources
Hidden Gems from 2015
Opportunities for Teachers in 2016
Top 5 Posts from 2015
How do you stay engaged?
StoryCorps and the Great Thanksgiving Listen with Facing History in Los Angeles
The Promise of Los Angeles
Using Video in the Classroom: Active or Passive Learning?
11 Zaption Tours to Encourage Deeper Engagement with Video
You don't have to wait! 10 Facing History & Ourselves Resources For Early American History
3 Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Constitution Day, September 17, 2015
Why My Daughters Love Malala
Being an Upstander Today
3 Ways to Make Your Classroom Contract More Effective
A Different Story of Race Relations
Getting Equipped to Engage in Challenging Conversations
CLTV: Holocaust and Human Behavior
Break the Ice: 4 Favorite Activities from the LA Staff
Break the Ice: Activity 3 of 4 Great Strategies to Build Community
Break the Ice: Activity 2 of 4 Favorites for Building Community
Break the Ice: 4 Strategies to Strengthen Classroom Community
CLTV: Creating a Safe and Reflective Classroom
Creating Student Upstanders in Today’s World
Toolbox for Democracy
Digital Binder for the Teaching Mockingbird Seminar
Fragility of Democracy
Digital Binder for Reconstruction Era Seminar
Leaving a Mark
Recognizing a Commitment to Genocide Education
LA Film Festival and Facing History Themes
Hope for the Future
Facing Stereotyping and Discrimination
Muslim – Jewish Exchange Days at Los Angeles Schools
6 Questions from Courtroom Drama
The World Upside Down
People Make Choices
One Of Us? Or One Of Them?
It’s Twilight Zone Day!
How Do You Use Facing History in Your Classroom?
YA Literature in the Classroom
Helping Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things
Civic Engagement in a Digital Age
The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, Justice in the Reconstruction Era
A Conversation with My Father, part 2
Facing History and Myself: A Conversation with My Father
5 Ways Principals Show Their Support
A Day of Conversation
It's time to vote!
Facing History Shadow Awards
Hidden Gems of 2014
Top 5 Posts of 2014
Why Do We Give?
NCSS Recap: Inspiration for Social Studies Teachers
How a Student Helped Me Face Myself Part 2
Facing History in Just 3 Minutes
How a Student Helped Me Face Myself
Upstanders: a Look Into a Middle School Classroom
The Power of One
Film Screening: I Learn America
Why We Love Monsters
Student Agency, Student Voice, and the Maker Movement
How do YOU start your Facing History unit?
Social Innovation Fast Pitch 2014
The Power of Words
Upstanders: Strengthening School Community
FLIPPED! The Small Steps of Democracy in a Flipped Classroom
Imagine a Los Angeles...
Retaining Hope and Voice in the Midst of Conflict
Student Voice: Facing My History
A Local Civil Rights Leader: Mayor Tom Bradley
Meet Facing History L.A.’s New Director
I'm a Bear! Aren't I?
Student Voice: Chronicling the Life of a Holocaust Survivor
Five Ways to Create a Safe Classroom Space
One City, Many Stories
One School Addresses Bullying
"Remember the Ladies"
Digital Binder for the Seminar on Race and Membership in American History: the Eugenics Movement
The Great Wall of Los Angeles: a Window into Our Past
What Keeps You Engaged in Social Justice?
Why remember the Armenian genocide?
Digital Binder for the Holocaust and Human Behavior Seminar
Happy Birthday, Anne!
It's Seminar Season!
Why I Teach
Teaching Kitty Genovese: The Importance of Complexity and the Perils of the Single Narrative
Questions of Identity
Upstander Stories from Our LA Partnership Schools
Interdisciplinary Planning: Connected Content
What Do We Do With a Difficult Past?
Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing
What Happens When Young People Take Action? A Webinar on Freedom Riders
The Fabric That Connects Us
3 Reasons We Need to Create Safe Classrooms (and a way to get started)
8 People who Perplex Me
WEBINAR: What Happens When Young People Take Action? Teaching about the Freedom Movement
To Look At Me You Wouldn't Know
Sir Ben Kingsley and Kenneth Turan on Facing History and Film
New Year, New Website
"I Write to Know What I Think"
Remember Franklin McCain: a Story of Courage and Kindness
"Marvels and Monsters:" Exploring the Portrayal of Asians in U.S. Comic Books
Tom Bradley "Bridging the Divide" curriculum Educator Rollout
What could Facing History do for you?
People Make Choices. Choices Make History.
Race and Membership in American History Seminar
Holocaust and Human Behavior Seminar
Known and Unknown: Exploring the Stunning Breadth of Holocaust Literature
Film: "Rachel: a Marked Woman"
Film: "The German Doctor"
You have the Right to be You
Truth...It's a Little Complicated
A Tapestry of Truth
Best of the Blogs from 2013
Inspiring and Empowering Student Citizenship
Hidden Gems to Inspire your Teaching in 2014
Top 10 Posts of 2013
What are we reading?
Exciting Students about "Everything"
Celebrating and Teaching the Life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
From Victim to Upstander
Appreciating the Legacy of a Teacher
Civic Learning Award for California Public High Schools
Listening is an Act of Love
Children's Defense Fund – California 2014 Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
The Final Word on Class Discussion
On Veterans Day
Students Learn From and Inspire a Holocaust Survivor
LA Teachers Attend Innovative Schools Conference
How a Chalkboard Became a Bridge
Creating Meaningful Civic Participation and Effective Civic Leaders
Why students today need to know Matthew Shepard
For your consideration... Columbus Day
Every Voice Matters
Little Lies I Told Myself
Beyond Bullying: Creating Compassion and Civility on Campus
Engaging Students in Powerful Learning with Lasting Impact
Save the Darfur Puppy
"What ARE you?"
5 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
What Are We Teaching When We Teach the “History” of September 11, 2001?
What's in Your Bag?
Voting Rights - Act!
Spiderman’s “Universe of Obligation”
Moving Beyond Martin and Zimmerman: Questions for Starting A Constructive Dialogue
Involve Me and I'll Understand
Judgment, Memory, Legacy, and Paula Deen
Re-energizing with Facing History
Using Art to Face History and Ourselves
Looking Inward, Moving Outward
The Power of a Single Story
Peer Pressure Changes Perspective
Fostering Safe and Inclusive School and Classroom Cultures
The Importance of Not Knowing
Harvey Milk Day May 22: Celebrate with Hope
Jewish and Muslim Students Find Friendship Where They Expected Difference
15 LA Schools Celebrate an Amazing Year
Standing Up While Standing Out
The Danger of a Single Story
Giving the World a New Vision
Upstanding Outside of Class: Gay-Straight Alliance
Boston, from a distance
Supporting and Sustaining Effective Teaching
Has a book changed your life?
Museum of Tolerance TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS
Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War: Special Film Screening
Deadline: Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest for High School and College Students
The Bill of Rights Institute 2013 Founders Fellowship: Civil Liberty, Commerce, and the Constitution
Memorial to All Victims of Crimes Against Humanity
Who will lead us into the future?
The Beauty in Complexity
St. Patrick's Day: an Opportunity to Question Our Assumed American Stereotypes
Women and the Identity of a Soldier
Seeking Inspiration in NYC
The End of Black History Month
And the Award Goes To...
Ask Better Questions
Why Facing the History of Urban Schools is Essential to Building a Better Future
The Power of Presidential Statements
Cartoons as Protest
What would you do with a teaching grant?
"Race" Conversations in the Classroom
Choices in Little Rock
A Tribute to Leon Leyson
A New Take on MLK Day
What is going to be your spark this year? How are you thinking about making a difference?
Holocaust and Human Behavior: Lessons Learned & Shared
Race and Membership in American History: the Eugenics Movement
Understanding the Armenian Genocide from Primary Sources
Lakers fans pushing for genocide recognition?
ASK A TEACHER: How do you teach about the 1992 LA Riots?
ASK A TEACHER: Why do you teach the Holocaust?
ASK A TEACHER: What Facing History film has had the greatest impact?
ASK A TEACHER: How do you assess in a Facing History class?
ASK A TEACHER: how do you create a safe classroom for all?
ASK A TEACHER: How do you start your school year?
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