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

Free to join!  Register Now

New Activity: Finding Your Seat on the Bus (MS)

This activity, intended for middle-school students, explores concepts of grit, determination, and resilience. Students will learn about individuals now and in the past who exemplify those characteristics to create change.

Explore »

Featured Educator: Claudia Wiedeman

Narratives of Identity: In the Open or in the Shadows?—one of the newest activities in IWitness—draws on testimonies of Holocaust survivors to spark students’ reflection on how identity, and the struggle to hide it, can affect people from all walks of life. The activity was authored by Claudia Wiedeman, Ph.D., USC Shoah Foundation Associate Director of Education - Educational Technologies and Training.

Learn More »

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.

Learn More »

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.
RSVP here for July 13th Seminar.

2016 Calendar »


Browse clips of testimony addressing more than 50 different topics. Registered IWitness users can search and watch full length testimonies.

Watch IWitness Testimonies »


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.

Browse IWitness Activities »


tag cloud

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

Check out IWitness in action »