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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
As a result of a new partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Mona Golabek’s Hold On to Your Music Foundation, students are able to interact with the beloved book The Children of Willesden Lane through the IWitness educational website.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Continuing its partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) education staff have authored an IWitness activity introducing students to the challenges faced by Holocaust refugees, titled “Walter Loebenburg: Refugee Experiences During the Holocaust.”
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
IWitness has published a new activity about Kristallnacht just in time for its 77th anniversary this November.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Students learn about the plight of the refugees who attempted to flee Nazi Germany on the M.S. St. Louis and reflect on the world’s response to the voyage and its implications for today in Voyage of the St. Louis: From Hope to Despair.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Through a new partnership with Mona Golabek’s Hold On To Your Music Foundation, IWitness launched this activity to introduce students to the history and experience of the Kindertransport.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Two classes on opposite sides of the world completed an upcoming IWitness activity inspired by USC Shoah Foundation's social media campaign.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Inspired by the United States’ 2016 presidential campaign, IWitness has just published a new activity that draws on current events to enhance students’ skills in leadership, media literacy and using their voices responsibly on social media.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Today IWitness launched its entire suite of new content and features to coincide with the new school year, including 13 new multimedia activities on a variety of languages and topics.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Over a dozen new multimedia activities in a variety of languages have been published on IWitness in time for the new school year.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Students and teachers can commemorate April’s Genocide Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda by completing two new IWitness activities.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Eight teachers who are passionate about IWitness will engage with USC Shoah Foundation in an exciting new way this summer: a three-day teaching fellowship.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Just in time for the new school year, the IWitness Activity Library has been completely redesigned in order to provide a better experience for educators.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
A class of 10th graders at High Tech High North County in San Marcos, Calif., experienced IWitness for the first time in a pilot of the newest IWitness activity "1936 Olympics: Race, Politics and Civil Rights."
Thursday, March 19, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation has published a new online exhibit and two new IWitness activities that expand the Institute’s educational offerings in terms of language and subject matter.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The new activity Growing Up Behind the Barbed Wire at Auschwitz is part of IWitness’s Auschwitz: The Past is Present content to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Through an analysis of testimony, students learn about the resistance efforts that took place in the Auschwitz camp complex and about the meaning of resistance in the context of the Holocaust in a new MiniQuest.
Friday, November 7, 2014
In the "Arrival at Auschwitz" activity, students will consider the personal experiences of those who arrived on the ramp at Auschwitz-Birkenau by examining historical photographs and watching testimony.
Friday, November 14, 2014
In the Ruth Brand Information Quest, students learn about the life of Holocaust survivor Ruth Brand and create a word cloud of themes that represent her experiences.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Through the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda activity, students will learn about the history of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda specifically, the history of genocide generally, and the stages of genocide.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
"My Story Matters" focuses on the importance of individuals sharing stories of survival for their own benefit, for the benefit of others, and for the collective benefit to the world.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Students learn the incredible true story of a group of Ukrainian Jews who hid in underground caves during the Holocaust in the IWitness Information Quest activity that ties into the 2013 film No Place on Earth.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
In the Video Activity 1936 Olympic Athletes: Competing and Inspiring students will examine the issue of civil rights and the presence of racism in society through the lens of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Kurt Messerschmidt is one of the most recognizable faces on IWitness, and his Information Quest allows students to learn more about his life and how he survived the Holocaust.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Educators will be able to preview the complete redesign of the IWitness activity library this summer in time for its official launch this fall.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Students all over the world can now complete an IWitness activity about the dangers of being a bystander that was first piloted in the United States and Rwanda.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Starting today and continuing each Friday throughout the month of April, IWitness will publish a new activity geared for Rwandan students.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness activity “Arrival at Auschwitz” was piloted in Ukraine last week with 15 students, many of whom had experienced being displaced themselves in the country’s 2014 unrest.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Power of Words activity is inspired by Elie Wiesel; thousands of students read his memoir Night every year to learn about the Holocaust. Students will consider the ways in which speaking and writing might empower survivors.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Chance and Choice: A Survivor’s Story highlights the poem "Could Have" by Wislawa Szymborska and three specific survival events from Jewish survivor Lusia Haberfeld's testimony to convey the role of both individual choice as well as luck in surviving the Holocaust.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The "Auschwitz – Art in the Face of Death" Mini Quest asks students to consider artwork produced as a response to the experience of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to produce their own artistic responses to what they learned.

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