Starting today and continuing each Friday throughout the month of April, IWitness will publish a new activity geared for Rwandan students.
IWitness activity, iwitness, rwanda, Rwandan Genocide / Friday, April 1, 2016
Never forget. Never again. These are common phrases used in Holocaust and genocide education. These are important statements especially when they evoke the real reason to study, learn, and teach about genocide. We must bring this content to students to empower them and encourage them to see beyond themselves. If done right, students become aware of the steps that lead to such atrocities. Teaching about genocide is the only way to have a lasting impact on our students, to affect their worldview, to help them understand that they can make a difference.
GAM, iwitness, education, Educator Resource, op-eds / Friday, March 25, 2016
IWitness celebrated a milestone in March: the most registrations ever in a single month. The milestone comes at a busy time for IWitness.
iwitness, iwitness video challenge, Armenian / Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Michigan student Brandon Bartley shares how testimony inspired him when he participated in the IWitness Detroit program last summer.
advancement, appeal, iwitness, detroit / Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This month – National Poetry Month in the U.S. – is a great time to explore just how powerful words can be. When it comes to understanding difficult moments in history, poetry and writing can help students process and express their own thoughts about the world. Explore these three ways you can bring poetry into your classroom using tools from Facing History’s partner, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education.
iwitness, Teacher Resource, Poetry Month, op-eds / Thursday, April 14, 2016
The newest activity in IWitness draws on testimonies of Holocaust survivors to spark students’ reflection on how identity, and the struggle to hide it, can affect people from all walks of life.
iwitness, IWitness activity, Claudia Wiedeman / Thursday, April 21, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation is expanding its efforts to develop educational resources about the Armenian Genocide with the creation of a new position devoted to the IWitness Armenia program.
iwitness, Armenian Genocide, dadourian / Friday, April 22, 2016
As part of the IWitness Detroit program, USC Shoah Foundation education staff hosted a half-day IWitness workshop for educators at the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), Michigan, last Tuesday, April 19.
detroit, iwitness, workshop, presentation / Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah as it’s known in Hebrew, commemorates and honors the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. This year, people around the world will remember the victims of the Holocaust May 4-5, 2016.
GAM, holocaust, Rememberance, yom hashoah, iwitness, op-eds / Tuesday, May 3, 2016
IWitness’s popular Watch page, which features curated testimony clips and accompanying educational materials, has added new content and features in response to user feedback.
iwitness / Monday, May 23, 2016
This seminar will extend Echoes & Reflections Teacher's Resource Guide Lessons and work to deepen participant knowledge of the topic through testimony and other IWitness resources.
iwitness, seminar, echoes and reflections / Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The education, community and peace-building Rwanda Peace Education Program (RPEP) has concluded after three years, and its partners have begun to evaluate the impact of USC Shoah Foundation’s role in the program, with positive results.
rpep, rwanda, kigali genocide memorial, iwitness, genocide archive rwanda / Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rob Hadley, USC Shoah Foundation education consultant in the U.S., will lead an introductory IWitness workshop at the one-day seminar “Teaching and Learning About the Holocaust” Saturday, June 4, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
iwitness, workshop, seminar, apip, north carolina / Friday, June 3, 2016
A trio of eighth-graders from New Jersey created a poetry group that has enabled students at their school to express their hardships and appreciation for one another.
iwvc, iwitness, iwitness video challenge, IWitness Video Challenge Winner / Thursday, June 30, 2016
In order to properly educate more Czech teachers on how to fully utilize IWitness programs, Senior International Program Consultant and Regional Consultant in the Czech Republic Martin Šmok is holding two teacher training sessions in August.
Czech Republic, czech, Martin Smok, iwitness / Wednesday, July 6, 2016
IWitness Workshop at 9th Annual Charlotte and Jacques Wolf Educators’ Conference on Echoes and Reflections
Lesly Culp, USC Shoah Foundation Senior Education Specialist and Trainer, delivered an introductory IWitness workshop for the participants during the week-long program.
echoes and reflections, iwitness, Lesly Culp, adl / Thursday, July 14, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation education staff are once again on the road this week to introduce educators in Texas and Massachusetts to IWitness.
iwitness, Lesly Culp, rob hadley, workshop / Monday, July 25, 2016
Updates to IWitness in time for the new school year will include a suite of Spanish-language full-length testimonies, testimony clips and activities from USC Shoah Foundation’s new Guatemalan Genocide collection.
iwitness, Guatemala, Guatemalan Genocide / Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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?
echoes and reflections, back to school, iwitness, backtoschoolwithIWitness, op-eds / Thursday, June 15, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation’s education regional consultant for the United States, Rob Hadley, is teaching 30 educators about IWitness during the Powell Holocaust Summer Institute at the Henry and Sarah Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle this week, August 8-12.
iwitness, rob hadley / Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Find out what new activities, testimonies and enhancements are coming to IWitness in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
iwitness / Friday, August 12, 2016
Nine teachers gathered at the International school of Brno on Monday for an IWitness hands-on seminar led by Martin Šmok, USC Shoah Foundation’s senior international program consultant based in the Czech Republic.
brno iwalk, Martin Smok, Czech Republic, iwitness / Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Students and teachers can now download their video projects constructed in IWitness using the WeVideo editor and their word clouds built in the Information Quest activities. So here are three easy steps for students and teachers to download their work from IWitness!
backtoschoolwithIWitness, iwitness, education, op-eds / Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The two newest activities in IWitness were written by teachers who were inspired to help fellow educators teach their students profound lessons using testimony from the Visual History Archive.
iwitness / Thursday, August 18, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation is accepting applications from students interested in working with testimony for the third year of the Institute’s Junior Intern Program.
junior interns, iwitness / Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Watch page on IWitness has added Polish-language testimony clips for the first time, plus several other Hungarian and English-language clips, in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
iwitness / Wednesday, August 24, 2016
As you prepare your lessons plans for this year’s school year explore seven reasons why you should teach with testimony.
backtoschoolwithIWitness, iwitness, Teaching with Testimony, back to school, op-eds / Friday, August 26, 2016
As an educator who has used IWitness to teach various subjects, units and topics here are some tips to integrating testimony into any curriculum, including Science.
backtoschoolwithIWitness, Teaching with Testimony, iwitness, IWitness17, Science, op-eds / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hungarian TV station RTL Klub will air the 2015 film Son of Saul for the first time this Saturday, September 24. The IWitness activity Sonderkommandó, Birkenau was designed as a companion activity to the film for Hungarian students.
sonderkommando, iwitness / Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Chicago educators will learn about IWitness as an option for helping their students meet the city’s service-learning requirement at a special resource fair on Monday, Oct. 17.
chicago, iwitness / Tuesday, October 11, 2016