Educational Resources for a More Civil Society

Explore resources for teaching about Genocide Awareness Month, from lessons, to testimony clips and IWitness activities.  

IWitness enables students to engage on an individual level with testimony and to discover connections to their own lives while developing  students’ 21st century skills, including teaching the basics of research, effective searching, archival curation, ethical editing and digital literacy.

Here are recommended activities to introduce your students to multiple genocides, individual stories and the universal experience to build an understanding of the complexity of genocide studies.

IWitness Activities

Explore more activities, clips of testimony and resources available for free in IWitness.

Echoes & Reflections


Echoes & Reflections is dedicated to reshaping the way that teachers and students understand, process, and navigate the world through the events of the Holocaust. The Holocaust is more than a historical event; it’s part of the larger human story. Educating students about its significance is a great responsibility. We partner with educators to help them introduce students to the complex themes of the Holocaust and to understand its lasting effect on the world. Learn about the stages of genocide.

Online Exhibits:


The Institute produces online exhibits, which incorporates footage of testimonies from the Visual History Archive. Recommended for Genocide Awareness Month.

Born in the City that Became Auschwitz

Stories of Liberation