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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2016 IWitness Video Challenge Launched

Through the IWitness Video Challenge, students will find inspiration from the voices in IWitness to create positive change in their own community.

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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Featured Activity: 1936 Olympics: Race, Politics & Civil Rights

2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Introduce your students to the issue of civil rights and the presence of racism in society through the lens of the 1936 Olympics. This activity is also an important resource for Black History Month featuring the story of Jesse Owens.

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Featured Educator: Susan Van Wyhe

Technology educator Susan Van Wyhe has paired IWitness with the Freedom Writers project at her Iowa middle school, with inspiring and positive results. After learning about at IWitness at an Echoes and Reflections workshop two years ago, Van Wyhe decided to incorporate it into a project for students that would reinforce digital citizenship, editing, research, history and ethics through learning about the Holocaust.

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Browse by Standards now available!

Explore the new user-friendly features in the IWitness Activity Library, redesigned to search more easily through the growing number of activities! Search for activities that meet Common Core, ISTE, NCTE and international standards. You can also filter by activity type, subject area, and closed captioning, as well as save and share your favorites.

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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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Search the library of ready-made activities in several languages or customize your own.

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

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