IWitness Video Challenge ~ 2017

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  5 -  12
Estimated completion time:
 8 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Common Core, ISTE NETS
Subject Area:
 Character Education, Social Studies, Service Learning, Literature, History, Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, English Language Arts, Ethics, Foreign Language, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Humanities, Media & Digital Literacy, Contests

In this activity, students will listen to testimonies in IWitness, develop insight into the opportunities for change in their community, get motivated to make a difference and build a video essay telling their story of how they made their community and our world a better place.

The IWitness Video Challenge highlights the extraordinary change that can occur when ordinary people make positive choices.

Are you and your students ready to make a difference?

*Recommended classroom instructional time: 2 hours
*Average independent study completion time: 6 hours

Teachers in the US and Canada- Learn more about the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge contest here: http://goo.gl/7EOxvU

Note: The 2017 IWitness Video Challenge contest has closed, but the activity can still be assigned to students. Being inspired by testimony to create positive value in their communities is a worthwhile year-round activity.

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