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Featured Activity: Some Were Neighbors

In this activity, students work with a range of primary and secondary sources, accounts of Kristallnacht—including eyewitness testimony, photographs, article, film, and map.  Through the comparative source analysis, students reflect on how Kristallnacht affected the Jewish community as well as various roles played by neighbors.

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Teachers Develop IWalks in Hungary

Five more IWalks are in development in Hungary by teachers-graduates from USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century professional development program--a two-year program in Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and Czech Republic that introduces local educators to teaching with testimony from the Visual History Archive.

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IWitness Training in 2016

The IWitness team is searching for Echoes and Reflections trained educators who are passionate about teaching, interested in creating IWitness lessons and dedicated to impacting student learning.
Apply here for July 13th Seminar.

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Featured Educator: Sara Cohan

Meet Sara Cohan, the USC Shoah Foundation’s Education and Outreach Specialist for IWitness Armenia – Armenian Education Program! In just her first few weeks on the job, Cohan has already presented IWitness at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, AZ, and helped lead a webinar on teaching the Armenian Genocide.

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