Classroom Speaker Request Form
Facing History & Ourselves has resumed scheduling in-person witness to history classroom-speaker visits
We also provide virtual speakers via Zoom.
This service is available to educators who have attended Facing History professional development and are actively using our resources in the classroom.
If you are interested in hosting a speaker, please complete this form. A staff member will follow up with you.
Please select the format you would prefer for the speaker presentation
Please let us know if you are in a Facing History region. If your area isn't listed or if you are unsure, please choose "Other."
New England: Connecticut (from zip 060-067*), Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island
New York: Connecticut (from zip 068-069*), New York Metro Area, New Jersey
Southeast: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Facing History’s speakers are survivors of genocides, their descendants, and civil rights activists. Speaker availability is dependent upon the area where your school is located. Not all regions have all types of speakers.
Please check what type of speaker you would like (you may choose more than one).
Genocide Survivor or Descendant
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights witness to history
Please enter the email address you use for the Facing History website
School Street Address:
Scheduling the Visit
Possible Dates and Times:
# of Students:
Grade Level (Check all that apply):
Please respond to the following questions:
What type of speaker would you like and what topic(s) would you like them to address?
What topics are or will your students be studying regarding the speaker you are requesting? For example, are they reading, writing, and learning about historical events related to the speakers’ experiences? How knowledgeable about this history will your students be when the speaker visits?
What Facing History resources are you using with your students?
In-person speakers may require transportation. Will you be able to arrange and pay for transportation if necessary?
We encourage, when financially feasible, that schools offer speakers a $200-$250 honorarium. Can you cover the cost of an honorarium? If so, please indicate an amount.
Please review the
Speaker Visit Checklist
prior to submitting this form.
I have read the Speaker Visit Checklist.
I affirm that I am actively using Facing History’s resources in my classroom.