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Monday, August 5, 2013
2012 is the centenary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg. For this occasion we developed rich and useful educational material for teachers using a personal approach and incorporating visual history testimony about Wallenberg, heroism, and the Holocaust.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Holocaust Museum Houston wrapped up a four-day Echoes and Reflections seminar for Holocaust museum educators today. The seminar focused on how to support the educators' capacity to deploy Echoes and Reflections professional development in their local regions.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Students will interact with the stories of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to America in the newest IWitness activity, “New Beginnings – Journey to America,” published today.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
USC Shoah Foundation Institute releases multimedia educational resource.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Hungarian educators were enthusiastic about learning new methods for teaching with video testimony at USC Shoah Foundation’s first ITeach teacher education seminar last week.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Institute recently conducted its inaugural Leichtag Family Foundation Master Teacher workshop, Teaching with Testimony, for middle and high school teachers in Southern California.  The goal of the workshop was to provide participants with training on how to develop testimony-based classroom lessons and integrate testimony from the Institute’s archive into existing curricula.  Participants are members of the Institute's Teacher Innovation Network.  To learn more about the workshop and Teacher Innovation Network, click here.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute (SFI) planned a workshop at the Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) at Freie Universität Berlin, to organize a two and one-half-day workshop dedicated to integrating video testimonies into secondary school classroom instruction.  Looking at History:  Incorporating Video Testimony Across the Curriculum was held on the campus of the Freie Universität, where the Shoah Foundation Institute’s entire Visual History Archive has been available and searchable since 2006.  The goal of the workshop was to bring the Institute’s international partners from Europe
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Designed for educators, Living Histories:  Seven Voices from the Holocaust, is a series of 7 downloadable 30-minute testimonies, with classroom lessons highlighting a range of eyewitness experiences related to the Holocaust, from the Institute’s Visual History Archive.  Living Histories was piloted in several classrooms across the United States.  One pilot took place in the Spring of 2009 in Merri Weir's history class at Carson High School in Carson, California.  The photos below were taken during a classroom session that focused on one of the seven modules, Howard Cwick, L
Friday, April 3, 2015
2015: Anna Lenchovska incorporates testimony into her training course on tolerance and non-discrimination for police officers in Kyiv. The course is part of Ukraine's overhaul of its police force.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Educators looking for strategies and best practices for teaching using testimonies from the Visual History Archive can refer to a new guide published on the IWitness website.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The workshops, titled “Advanced Use of Multimedia in Peace Education,” were held at the University of Rwanda’s College of Education in Kigali Nov. 19-20 and 24-25.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
You’re never too old to learn about cultural diversity.I realized this over the weekend, on the eve of Hanukkah. My mom, a fourth grade teacher, told me about an incident she’d just experienced at a local party-supply store.She was shopping for her annual Hanukkah lesson, in which she briefly teaches her students the meaning of the holiday, demonstrates how she lights our family menorah, and leads them in a spirited game of dreidel. Everyone goes home with a little bag of chocolate gelt, a dreidel and maybe a Hanukkah-themed pencil.
Monday, June 6, 2016
After nearly three years of the IWitness in Rwanda program, IWitness will debut new activities created by some of the teachers who participated in the program.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Students who are learning about the Holocaust have probably heard a lot about antisemitism as it manifested itself in Europe in the 1930s and ‘40s. What they might not realize, however, is that antisemitism still affects students just like them today, right here in America.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Students will consider the role of identity in making choices to become a bystander and they will build their communication skills that promote respect.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Entering its eleventh week of operation, USC Shoah Foundation’s 100 Days to Inspire Respect campaign will take some time to focus on violence and extremism.
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.   
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The new multimedia Ukrainian teacher’s guide Where Do Human Rights Begin: Lessons of History and Contemporary Approaches is now available as an online resource on the USC Shoah Foundation website.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Summer might be a break for students, but as an educator, I know teachers are busy enhancing their skills and knowledge to improve their curriculum and students’ overall experience in their classrooms. As you contemplate lesson plans for the upcoming year, will you be planning a unit or lesson about the Holocaust? Do you feel you have enough knowledge about the topic to teach it well? How will you introduce your students to that history and experiences? What readings and resources will you use? What approach will you take with this sensitive topic?
Monday, March 4, 2013
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), in cooperation with USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, hosted the 12th Southern California Teacher Forum on Holocaust Education, “Teaching about the Holocaust,” at the University of Southern California.  Approximately 90 educators from the greater Los Angeles area attended the three-day program.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
After being honored as one of this year’s “Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Institute’s IWitness website continues to receive major education endorsements.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Amy Carnes, USC Shoah Foundation associate director of education - evaluation and scholarship, traveled to Chicago last week to observe and evaluate IWitness in action.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Thirty-one teachers from 22 regions of Ukraine attended a national teacher training seminar.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Multimedia guide aimed at young students.
Friday, May 2, 2014
The newest activity in IWitness provides students with an opportunity to learn about the ill-fated voyage of the MS St. Louis in 1939.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
USC Shoah Foundation Senior Education Specialist and Trainer Lesly Culp will lead the first session of a two-part webinar on Echoes and Reflection Wednesday, August 5; educators can sign up here.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation partner Echoes and Reflections is launching a three-week online professional development webinar series for educators on Tuesday, April 4, 2016.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Lesly Culp, USC Shoah Foundation Senior Education Specialist and Trainer, delivered an introductory IWitness workshop for the participants during the week-long program.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Ingrid Alexovics has graduated from USC Shoah Foundation’s Teaching with Testimony in the 21st Century program armed with a brand-new lesson about heroes to teach her students about empathy and responsibility while also learning English.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Auschwitz, the final destination of Jewish people from across Europe destined to be murdered as a part of the Nazi genocide of the Jews.Auschwitz, a place that housed prisoners of many religions, persuasions, minorities and nationalities, but whose evil reputation is seared onto our collective conscience because the five gas chambers at Birkenau were there for one reason only - to devour the lives of 960,000 Jews.Auschwitz, which has evolved into a universal symbol of man's inhumanity to man – and indeed it does remind us just how cruel human beings can be.

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