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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
ing their knowledge of the eight (8) stages of genocide as identified by genocidewatch.org, students will view video clip testimony of ten (10) Jewish Holocaust survivors, identify the stages of genocide that survivors detail in their testimonies, and provide a rationale for how they link the testimonies to the concept of genocide.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The lesson addresses the theme of resistance during the Holocaust. Through survivor testimony, students will understand that resistance can take many forms and can happen even under the most oppressive situations.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Studying the nine principles of economics through the lens of first-person video testimony will illustrate how choice and the economic decision-making process can be distorted by circumstance. In addition, by juxtaposing an exploration of the principles designed to underscore a free market and a free people with the extreme opposite circumstances the aim is to build an appreciation for government, government policy, and measured choices.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Master Teacher Lesly Culp developed the lesson Coming to America after the War as part of a course on the theme The American Dream through Race, Class, and Gender. The lesson features testimony of Holocaust survivors as they describe their experiences of coming to America.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Many students are familiar with the term or concept of the “Final Solution,” which was the Nazi plan to annihilate the European Jews; however, students may not be aware of the increasingly severe discriminatory measures that led up to and culminated in genocide of the Jews in Europe. This lesson via the testimony clips highlights this lesser-known topic.
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.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Through the use of excerpts of testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive, this lesson will be used to accomplish three specific goals: To inform and educate students about the Sonderkommando.  To inform students about the October 7, 1944 revolt at Auschwitz.  To aid students in examining the significance of men and women contributing to the revolt, as well as, the impact of the revolt on Auschwitz.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This unit is designed for those students who have completed a teacher guided reading of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. The unit theme is about ordinary people who show courage, bravery, and kindness and take risks under extraordinary circumstances of danger. The theme is about not being a bystander in the face of wrongdoing. Video testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive feature a Holocaust survivor whose experiences mirror those reflected in the novel.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Developed by Rob Hadley and Kelly Watson, graduates of the USC Shoah Foundation’s 2010 Master Teacher Workshop, this three-lesson customizable set is designed to teach students about genocide by focusing on survivor and rescuer testimony of the Rwandan Genocide of the Tutsis in 1994. The first lesson, The History of Modern Rwanda through Photos, is a brief historical overview to provide an initial, basic understanding of the modern history of Rwanda that led up to the 1994 genocide.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Daily Choices, Lasting Effects supports the theme of personal responsibility, specifically the choices we make on a daily basis that can have lasting effects, whether or not we initially realize their implications. Four clips of Holocaust survivor testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive reflect on another person’s action that had a tremendous effect, either positively or negatively on his/her life. Students will be guided with questions: What are our roles in society with regards to personal responsibility?
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This classroom exercise is designed to help educators teach students ages 14-18 about the effects and consequences of hatred and intolerance. The exercise integrates first-person testimonies from the Institute's archive with the Pyramid of Hate, a curricular tool developed by the Anti-Defamation League for its A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Segments for the Classroom is a video resource created in response to the interest expressed by educators of students ages 14 and up to integrate testimony with their classroom lessons. Segments for the Classroom consists of seven downloadable clip reels—six in English, and one in Spanish—that contain excerpts of testimony from the Institute’s Visual History Archive covering a variety of topics including the dangers of stereotypes and discrimination.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Seven Multimedia Lessons for the Classroom Designed for educators, Living Histories: Seven Voices from the Holocaust is a series of seven downloadable 30-minute testimonies with classroom lessons highlighting a range of eyewitness experiences related to the Holocaust from the Institute’s Visual History Archive. This series provides educators with the opportunity to broaden students' understanding of the complexity of eyewitness experiences. This series: