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By collecting clips of testimony to construct a "GeoStory" - a map and timeline with videos - students can discover how changes in time and place shape history.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Holocaust survivor testimony to enhance education initiative in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, Holocaust survivors’ eyewitness testimonies will soon be used to teach a different aspect of local history: the imprisonment of Czechoslovak citizens in the Soviet Gulag.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Twenty Holocaust survivor interviews recorded in the Hungarian language, including 13 from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Visual History Archive, will be displayed in a new, interactive installation at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest.

Scheduled to open on August 28, "Wall of Survivors" uses motion sensor cameras to track visitor's hand movements, allowing them to enlarge and play particular interviews displayed on the wall. All visitors present can view the clips selected by the person using the control space.

Friday, August 24, 2012
Professional development seminar for Ukrainian teachers in Prague

Prague―August 24, 2012―Fifteen teachers from Ukraine completed the first master teacher course of Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, the USC Shoah Foundation’s professional development program for educators in Europe.

Monday, August 13, 2012
USC Shoah Foundation professional development program in Czech Republic

USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has launched Teaching with Testimony in the Twenty-First Century, a professional development program for educators in Europe this summer. The program centers on the educational use of testimony preserved in the Institute’s Visual History Archive, which contains nearly 52,000 video interviews with Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

Monday, August 6, 2012
Professional development program culminates in best practices workshop for teachers

From August 1-3, the USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education held a best practices workshop for graduates of the Master Teacher Program, a professional development program for educators that centers on the classroom use of Holocaust- and genocide-eyewitness testimony.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The National Education Association (NEA) has added a selection of the Institute's classroom lessons to its Lesson Plan Search Engine. The lessons, which are available online, center on experiences of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

Now searchable on the NEA Lesson Plan Search Engine

Monday, July 30, 2012

In July, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute held a follow-up workshop for graduates of the 2011 Master Teacher Program. Participants reconvened as a professional practice- and learning-community after using testimony in the classroom during the past school year.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Rwandan, South African educators join discourse on global perspectives in education

The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has organized a symposium for educators and leaders of partner organizations in Rwanda and South Africa. The symposium, titled “Teaching, Testimony, and Transformation: Global Landscapes,” began on July 25 and will conclude on July 26.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

In July 2012, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute convened the inaugural workshop of “Teaching with Testimony for the 21st Century,” a professional development program for teachers in Europe centered on the educational use of Holocaust eyewitness testimony.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Nearly 52,000 video interviews archived digitally

LOS ANGELES—June 28, 2012—The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has completed a multiyear, multimillion-dollar project to digitally preserve the video interviews in its Visual History Archive. The archive contains testimony from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

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