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 Educator: Barbara Jaffe

Since Barbara Jaffe first learned about the USC Shoah Foundation 10 years ago, she has participated in its Master Teacher professional development program, created her own IWitness activities, and has seen her students become just as affected by Holocaust survivor testimony as she is.

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Featured Activity: New Beginnings – Journey to America

"Information Quest: New Beginnings – Journey to America" is designed for students to learn about the experience of survivors who immigrated to the United States in the post-war era. This activity can be used as an extension to Lesson 8 in the Echoes and Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide.

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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 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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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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