What is IWitness?

Over 1,300 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources – the place to participate actively in learning.

Connects

students with the past

Engages

them in the present

Motivates

them to build a better future

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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.

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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.

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2015 IWitness Video Challenge Launched

USC Shoah Foundation launches 2nd annual video essay contest

Teachers

Challenge your students to create positive value in their communities as inspired by the testimonies in IWitness

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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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Watch

Browse clips of testimony addressing more than 50 different topics. Registered IWitness users can search and watch full length testimonies.

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Construct

IWitness Activities provide educators and students with tools to work with testimony.

Educators can build custom activities to support learners at all levels, or utilize the myriad of prepared activities.

Students can build their own videos, word clouds and much more.

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