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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Submit to the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge

Help your students submit to the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge with our Submission Guidelines.

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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Teaching with Film - Defiant Requiem

Defiant Requiem tells the story of Rafael Schachter, a brilliant young and passionate Czech opera-choral conductor who was sent to the concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezin) in 1941. Explore educational resources designed to support educators using the film in their classroom.

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2017 Online Professional Development

Take part in this year's online professional development opportunities through IWitness. Witness webinars are open to anyone. Webinars are led by education specialists and trainers at USC Shoah Foundation.

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