The second IWitness educator workshop in Rwanda will be held next week, and will incorporate new elements to provide an experience unique from the first workshop last November.
iwitness, rwanda / Friday, July 25, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation has partnered with its first Jewish day school – Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Jersey – to introduce teachers to methods of teaching with testimony and incorporate the Institute's educational materials into the school curriculum.
partner school, iwitness / Thursday, August 7, 2014
As the new school year begins, USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness consultants are busy introducing teachers to IWitness and teaching with testimony at seminars and workshops around the country.
iwitness, teacher training, educator / Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Teachers throughout the San Diego Unified School District had the opportunity to attend an IWitness training led by USC Shoah Foundation staff on Monday.
iwitness, san diego / Thursday, August 28, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Global Educational Programs to Support the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
USC Shoah Foundation is partnering with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on education components of Auschwitz: The Past is Present.
past is present, discovery, iwitness / Tuesday, September 16, 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.
IWitness activity, iwitness / Thursday, September 18, 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.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, September 25, 2014
As IWitness’s community of users continues to grow, its technical specifications are upgraded to meet their needs. Students and teachers will find new features in IWitness’s video editor that will help streamline the process of constructing a video in IWitness.
iwitness, iwitness video challenge / Wednesday, October 1, 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.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, October 2, 2014
In the first-ever teacher-authored IWitness activity, Writing in Exile, students close-read poetry as they learn about one woman’s experience during the Holocaust.
iwitness / Thursday, October 9, 2014
Teachers from across the Netherlands participated in an IWitness training session Oct. 4, held as part of a new partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
netherlands, iwitness, educator, teacher training / Friday, October 10, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s educational resources can help educators observe National Bullying Prevention Month in October by teaching students about acceptance, resilience and other relevant topics.
iwitness / Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The latest evaluation of IWitness in Rwanda shows that students’ interest in civic engagement and making a difference after using IWitness has increased significantly since Phase 1 of the program.
iwitness, rwanda / Tuesday, October 21, 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.
iwitness, IWitness activity, past is present / Thursday, October 30, 2014
Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County held a dedication ceremony for its new Holocaust & Heritage Resource Center last week, where its students will use IWitness to learn about the Holocaust.
iwitness, partner school, Stephen Smith / Monday, November 10, 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.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Friday, November 14, 2014
Educators from around the world had the opportunity to learn more about IWitness at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Nov. 20-23 in Washington, D.C.
iwitness, teacher training / Monday, November 24, 2014
Students are introduced to a Holocaust survivor named Roman Kent, who survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz and being separated from his family, in this Information Quest.
roman kent, iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tony Cole, who teaches hard-to-reach students at CSS South Quadrant in Basildon, Essex, introduced educators to IWitness at a workshop at the University of London’s Centre for Holocaust Education in October.
iwitness, teacher training / Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Jewish resistance to the Holocaust took many forms, and four testimony clips in this activity explain how many people – men, women and children – found ways to retain their humanity and subtly thwart Nazi persecution.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, December 4, 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.
iwitness, IWitness activity, kindertransport / Thursday, December 11, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation is planning its first IWitness classroom pilot in the San Francisco Bay Area and is looking for teachers who can help make it happen.
iwitness, pilot / Wednesday, December 17, 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.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rwanda Peace Education Program (RPEP) hosted the second Forum of Educational Stakeholders on Peace Education to discuss progress made in line with the integration of Peace Education in the Rwandan school curriculum.
rwanda, rpep, iwitness / Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Information Quest about Howard Cwick introduces students to one of the American soldiers who was there for the liberation of the Buchenwald death camp.
iwitness, IWitness activity, Howard Cwick / Thursday, December 25, 2014
Students learn the fascinating story of Helen Fagin, who survived the Holocaust running a clandestine school, living under a false identity and even escaping deportation, in this Information Quest.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, January 8, 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.
iwitness, IWitness activity / Thursday, January 15, 2015
Students at CSS South Quadrant in England observed Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 with a unique IWitness installation led by teacher Tony Cole.
iwitness, holocaust memorial day / Monday, February 2, 2015
Teachers gathered at Kigali Genocide Memorial for a workshop organized by the USC Shoah Foundation and Aegis Trust IWitness in Rwanda team as part of the Rwandan Peace Education Program (RPEP).
iwitness, rwanda, kigali genocide memorial, rpep / Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Testimony can be intense, heart-wrenching, and emotional. It can include stories that are harrowing or even hopeful. And it can also be poetic.
iwitness, IWitness activity, found poetry / Thursday, February 19, 2015