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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate how to powerfully engage English language learners in the study of the Holocaust through audiovisual testimony. Drawing upon resources and content found in Echoes & Reflections and other sources, participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies that can promote English language learners’ understanding of the Holocaust while also building academic language.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
In this webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, participants will explore testimony-based multimedia activities, resources, and tools available in IWitness–the educational website integrated with Echoes & Reflections to enhance teaching of the Holocaust. Participants will learn how audiovisual testimony of witnesses to the Holocaust serves as a powerful tool for engaging students in meaningful ways.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
In this webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, participants will explore testimony-based multimedia activities, resources, and tools available in IWitness–the educational website integrated with Echoes & Reflections to enhance teaching of the Holocaust. Participants will learn how audiovisual testimony of witnesses to the Holocaust serves as a powerful tool for engaging students in meaningful ways.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate how to powerfully engage English language learners in the study of the Holocaust through audiovisual testimony. Drawing upon resources and content found in Echoes & Reflections and other sources, participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies that can promote English language learners’ understanding of the Holocaust while also building academic language.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate the power of using audiovisual testimony to promote student learning, information and digital literacy, as well as critical thinking within the context of Holocaust curriculum. Participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies for using audiovisual testimony found in Echoes & Reflections and the IWitness website. For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This webinar, led by a facilitator from USC Shoah Foundation, will demonstrate how to powerfully engage English language learners in the study of the Holocaust through audiovisual testimony. Drawing upon resources and content found in Echoes & Reflections and other sources, participants will learn guidelines and instructional strategies that can promote English language learners’ understanding of the Holocaust while also building academic language.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Los Angeles, May 25, 2017 – USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education has partnered with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) to integrate all videos from the AGBU WebTalks series—addressing both the Armenian Genocide and Armenian identity—into USC Shoah Foundation’s award-winning IWitness educational website.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua grew up never knowing that her mother was a Holocaust survivor. That is, until a series of discoveries after her mother’s death led her to the truth: her mother had survived Gabersdorf, a slave labor camp for Jewish girls and young women, for four and a half years – and had never said a word about it.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
This program introduces learners to classroom-ready comprehensive print and online resources, sound pedagogy for teaching about the Holocaust and instructional pathways to help students learn about the complex history of the Holocaust.
Monday, May 22, 2017
The 23rd annual Inforum conference in Prague, Czech Republic, next Tuesday will feature a presentation on IWitness, given by Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s Senior International Program Consultant.
Monday, May 1, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with Journeys in Film to provide, on its educational website IWitness, 11 clips of testimony from the Visual History Archive relevant to the documentary film Defiant Requiem, along with Journeys in Film’s Defiant Requiem curriculum guide.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Museum visitors can now interact with the testimonies of Holocaust survivors Sam Harris, Aaron Elster and Fritzie Fritzshall, in addition to Pinchas Gutter, three weekends a month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation is saddened to learn of the passing of Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens, a wartime hero who became a well-known character actor when he moved to the United States. He was 91. Born Curt Lowenstein on Nov. 17, 1925 in Germany, Lowen and his family had planned to emigrate to the United States as World War II was starting, but they were stopped from leaving the Netherlands when the Germans invaded that country. He was briefly deported to the Westerbork concentration camp in 1943, but he was released because of his father’s business connections.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Drag Queen, talented businessman and my icon RuPaul once stated, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?”
Monday, May 8, 2017
Bartov centered his discussion on how the East Galician town of Buczacz was transformed from a site of coexistence – where Poles, Ukrainians and Jews had all lived side-by-side for centuries – into a site of genocide during World War II.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Amazon customers around the world have the opportunity to support USC Shoah Foundation even as they shop online.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Learn to seamlessly develop students' digital literacy and arts education Explore multimedia activities for use in arts classrooms For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Monday, May 15, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation recorded two testimonies of Italian Jewish survivors who have memories of champion Italian cyclist Gino Bartali and his resistance activities.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Promote Close Reading of Text through Audiovisual Primary Sources. Join us on June 15th at 4PM PDT Learn strategies for promoting close reading through the use of audiovisual testimonies of witnesses to 20th century history Learn how to use word clouds to assess comprehension For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Teach Across the Curriculum Using Powerful Audiovisual Testimony Join us on July 20th at 4PM PDT   Learn about IWitness, a free educational website offering audiovisual testimonies for use across the curriculum Learn how to access, use and create curriculum with audiovisual testimony For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Learn to Use Digital Teacher Tools in IWitness. Join us on August 17th at 4PM PDT Learn to use a virtual classroom to engage students in powerful learning through testimonies of witnesses to 20th century history Learn to monitor and assess student work For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Teach About Kristallnacht Through Testimony. Join us on October 19th at 4PM PDT Bring your lesson to life with personal testimonies from those who lived through Kristallnacht Promote your students' close reading of audiovisual testimony For more information and to RSVP for this webinar
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with The Memory Project Productions to debut a new IWitness activity and incorporate testimony into the organization’s curriculum.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Social studies teacher Linda O’Dwyer’s first experience with IWitness showed her how creative her students could be while learning how to counter hate.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research staff will be traveling around the world this summer to host academic workshops about the Visual History Archive.
Friday, May 5, 2017
I had interviewed dozens of Gabersdorf survivors, discovered there had been 10 other women’s slave labor camps in Trutnov, then Trautenau, Sudetenland and that the 5,000 Polish Jewish women trafficked to Trutnov were among the first to be imprisoned in Nazi camps and the last to be liberated, on May 8th--9th, 1945. Didn’t they deserve to be honored, too?
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Holding Respectful Conversations. Join us on September 28th at 4PM PDT Students' ability to hold respectful conversations is not an innate skill, it must be taught and refined. This is especially important when students are confronted with controversial topics, and, in today's media and social media rich culture, these instances are inevitable. How can they be heard and how should they listen? This webinar will walk through two-testimony based lessons to help your students hone their speaking and listening skills.   
Friday, May 5, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s 2017 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence Omer Bartov began his residence today with a Facebook Live interview about his work.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
More students and teachers than ever before are doing the IWitness Video Challenge.

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