Two excellent nonprofit educational organizations based in Massachusetts provide these free educator webinars.

While geared toward K–12 educators, the webinars will also be relevant to ABE and ESOL teachers who wish to incorporate these topics into classes, or to use the teaching strategies modeled here.


Watch recordings of past Facing History webinars. A free Facing History account is required. Examples of past webinars include:

  • Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom: Cultivate safe spaces for students so that open and respectful dialogue can happen in your classes.
  • Teaching the Rise of the Nazis Through Images: Use images from visual essays to support your students’ understanding of key themes in the history of the rise of the Nazis. The webinar will also model particular teaching strategies geared toward helping students analyze historical images in classroom settings.
  • Fostering Civil Discourse: Support your students in developing effective skills for civic participation.
  • Teaching in a Time of Terrorism: How do you create a context for a conversation? When do you choose to scrap your daily lesson and instead focus on contemporary events? When do you pause for a moment and then carry on with your planned curriculum?
  • Explore the Legacy of the Holocaust Today: Explore some of the legacies of the Holocaust and World War II. Consider what it means to not just learn about this history but also to remember it and acknowledge how it influences our lives today.

Look ahead and register for upcoming Facing History webinars.



Watch recordings of past Primary Source webinars. A free Primary Source account is required. Examples of past webinars include:

  • Racial Injustice and the African American Experience: The Legacies of Slavery
  • Racial Injustice and the African American Experience: The Injustice System
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