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
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.
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.
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.
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.