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  • Who we are
  • Educator Resources
  • Videos
Modules
Modules
Discussion Prompts
Discussion Prompts
Video Essays
Video Essays
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IWalks
IWalks

    Who We Are

    USC Shoah Foundation – the Institute for Visual History and Education is the global leader in testimony-based education. At the core of the Institute’s work is the Visual History Archive (VHA), a world-renowned collection of over 55,000 audiovisual testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

    IWitness University harnesses the power of testimony to help post-secondary educators promote students’ 21st century skills in their classrooms and teach a broad array of subjects in an authentic, primary source-driven learning environment.

    Based on USC Shoah Foundation’s educational methodology, this program:

  • Promotes students’ self-reflection and helps them get a sense of their own place in the world
  • Is grounded in research and outcomes-based
  • Is localized to meet the needs of educators
  • Providing Compelling Content:

  • IWitness University is a dedicated space for post-secondary faculty to view sample course activities, assignments, and syllabi, and develop their own assignments and activities
  • More than 2,000 indexed and searchable audiovisual testimonies from 6 genocide collections in 28 languages
  • Modules, discussion prompts, and multimedia activities
  • More than 500 curated video clips on the Watch Page
  • IWitness Watch Page : View over 500 curated clips of USC Shoah Foundation testimony

    How to Get Started

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    The videos in this section provide students and educators with a variety of instructional resources. Along with introductory videos on how to use testimony in teaching and edit ethically, included are in-depth video explorations of several of the genocides and concepts referenced in Visual History Archive testimonies. The “Reflections on Respect” series includes videos of scholars from different fields who respond to testimony with thoughtful scholarly observations and personal reflections.