What is IWitness?

Over 1,500 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

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IWitness Webinars in 2016

IWitness integrates testimony-based education with the development of digital literacy and other 21st-century competencies. Join free IWitness webinars to learn more about teaching with testimony.
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New Activity: Finding Your Seat on the Bus (MS)

This activity, intended for middle-school students, explores concepts of grit, determination, and resilience. Students will learn about individuals now and in the past who exemplify those characteristics to create change.

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Featured Educator: Claudia Wiedeman

Narratives of Identity: In the Open or in the Shadows?—one of the newest activities in IWitness—draws on testimonies of Holocaust survivors to spark students’ reflection on how identity, and the struggle to hide it, can affect people from all walks of life. The activity was authored by Claudia Wiedeman, Ph.D., USC Shoah Foundation Associate Director of Education - Educational Technologies and Training.

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Teachers Develop IWalks in Hungary

Five more IWalks are in development in Hungary by teachers-graduates from USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century professional development program--a two-year program in Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and Czech Republic that introduces local educators to teaching with testimony from the Visual History Archive.

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

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Students use embedded tools to build videos, word clouds and other testimony-based projects.

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