Educators, we want to hear from you and the innovative work you are doing teaching with testimony. In this Call for Lessons we would like you to submit a lesson using testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to highlight the innovative and powerful, multi-media based lessons you currently successfully use with your students.

The lesson submission process will entail: Guidelines*, Form, Review by IWitness team, Return with Requests for Edits, Timeline. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please fill out the form.

(e.g., Educator, Librarian, Administrator, etc.)
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx avi mov mp3 wav dmg gz sit tar zip mp4.

Guidelines for Lessons:

  • uses testimony in a way that is central to learning outcomes
  • communicates context as appropriate (including context about individuals, with sufficient information about times and places)
  • gives students a way to express their voices
  • provides students a way to find personal meaning and connections to the material
  • leverages the digital medium meaningfully, without using technology just for technology’s sake
  • meets the needs of all learners ranging from ages 13-18
  • explicitly addresses appropriate educational standards (Common Core and ISTE, and/or others)
  • includes clearly stated learning outcomes
  • includes all relevant copyright information and permission from copyright holders to use assets outside the site (content from partners already embedded within IWitness do not need additional copyright permissions).