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: Leslie Schaffer

The students in Leslie Schaffer’s Holocaust studies elective last semester didn’t visit a Holocaust museum – with the help of IWitness, they created their own. Schaffer ia a guidance counselor at Abbeville High School in Greenville, SC, who also teaches an interdisciplinary Holocaust elective course.

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New Activity: Auschwitz – Inner Strength, Outward Resistance

Through an analysis of testimony, students learn about the resistance efforts that took place in the Auschwitz camp complex and about the meaning of resistance in the context of the Holocaust. Students construct a poem or collage to demonstrate their learning.

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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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Watch

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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View student projects and hear from educators about how successfully IWitness works in their classrooms.

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