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


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Featured Activity: Paula Lebovics InfoQuest

This Information Quest Activity is designed for students to deeply explore the story of one Holocaust survivor. During last week's Past is Present Virtual Experience webcast, Paula reflected on her visit to Poland to commemorate the 70th anniversary of liberation.

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Featured Educator: Elizabeth Vitanza

For the past three years, Elizabeth Vitanza has used IWitness in her 8th and 12th grade French classes at Marlborough School in Los Angeles. Vitanza developed a testimony-based lesson with her 12th graders about French identity during the German occupation of World War II, in which they watch French language testimony of survivors and aid workers.

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Auschwitz: The Past is Present Virtual Experience

For four days in January 2015 – survivors, teachers, and students gathered to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Now, you are invited to participate in a powerful virtual experience to hear about their journey first-hand.

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IWitness Video Challenge student projects submitted

Teachers across the U.S. challenged their students to create positive value in their communities as inspired by the testimonies in IWitness.

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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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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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