What is IWitness?
Over 1,300 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources – the place to participate actively in learning.
students with the past
them in the present
them to build a better future
Featured Activity: InfoQuest - Kurt Messerschmidt
Featured in the Echoes and Reflections Teacher’s Resource Guide, Kurt Messerschmidt's testimony lies at the heart of this InfoQuest. Using a built-in tool, students engage with testimony and construct a meaningful word cloud.
Featured Educator: Judy LaPietra
Judy LaPietra was one of the first to learn about USC Shoah Foundation’s new educational website, IWitness, and from then on she has remained one of its most avid users. LaPietra teaches eighth grade history at St. Mark Catholic School in Huntersville, NC, and also created and teaches three courses in the global studies department at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
2015 IWitness Video Challenge Launched
USC Shoah Foundation launches 2nd annual video essay contest
Challenge your students to create positive value in their communities as inspired by the testimonies in IWitness
Auschwitz: The Past is Present global communications and education campaign
In support of the observance of the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2015, this campaign engages a new generation in awareness, remembrance and community building.
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