100 Days to Inspire Respect

Modeled after the aggressive 100-day agenda initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he took office in 1933, 100 Days to Inspire Respect will run from Jan. 20 through April 29. During those 100 days, we will release a new IWitness activity, mini lesson or another resource each day based on testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive.

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Over 1,500 video testimonies, multimedia activities, digital resources – the place to participate actively in learning.


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Announcing the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge

Help your students find their voice as they explore the testimonies in IWitness and find inspiration to create positive change in their own community.

More than $10,000 in prizing from Ford Motor Co. will be awarded to students, teachers and schools who submit winning video essays about their experience.

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Blog: IWitness Video Challenge - Getting Started

This is the first blog in a three-part series written by 2016 IWitness Video Challenge student winners. 

"It is our duty to stand up to any form of discrimination. I learned through Holocaust survivor testimony that there are many ways to stand up for others."

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Save the Date - IWitness Chat February 22nd

Join us for #IWitnessChat on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET to discover how to integrate the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge into your classroom. The Twitter chat will be hosted by Discovery Education @DiscoveryEd.

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