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


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Featured 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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Featured Educator: Tiffany Taylor

When Tiffany Taylor, director of Teach for America – Detroit, first received an email inviting her to join the advisory board for USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness Detroit program, she admits it was the first time she had heard of IWitness. But one line in the email caught her eye: "testimony-based education."

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IWitness Video Challenge National Winner Announced

Emma Heintz and Natalia Podstawka drew on the power of small acts of kindness to win the 2015 IWitness Video Challenge.

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

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