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
Featured Educator: Oriana Packer
Oriana Packer teaches college prep freshman English and honors junior language and composition at Brockton High School in Brockton, Mass. Her junior class completed the IWitness Video Challenge, which asks students to create videos showing how they were inspired by testimony to create positive change in their communities.
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.
Featured Activity: InfoQuest - Ruth Brand
By engaging in the Information Quest: Ruth Brand, students will view a selected experience from Auschwitz survivor Ruth Brand's testimony. They will create a word cloud to reflect individual perceptions of the story and share it with classmates. Closed captioning added to the video component ensures that this activity is accessible to all students, including hearing impaired.
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.