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
In this clip from the new Echoes and Reflections lesson on Contemporary Antisemitism, Dachau liberator Felix Sparks explains why it is so important for him to speak out against Holocaust deniers.
clip / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Watch the official trailer for the documentary Finding Oscar that follows the search for a boy who is living proof of the 1982 Dos Erres massacre that wiped out a community in Guatemala.
/ Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Echoes and Reflections, a Holocaust education partnership program of USC Shoah Foundation, Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem, published a new lesson dedicated to teaching students about antisemitism as it exists in the world today.
echoes and reflections, anti-semitism, antiSemitism / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Diego recuerda cuando empezaron los bombardeos en su aldea, él cuenta de su decisión de abandonar su casa y esconderse en las montañas perdiendo todo.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Diego Rivera Santiago / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Jesús Tecú Osorio cuenta cómo la comunidad intenta llevar a juicio al capitán del destacamento para hacerlo responsable y lo difícil que ha sido capturarlo.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Jesús Tecú Osorio / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Juliana cuenta cómo fueron las oportunidades de recibir una educación. Su madre no quería que fuera a la escuela, por considerar una forma de aculturación.
clip, female, Juliana Tun Xalin, Guatemalan Genocide / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Juliana cuenta cómo fue cuando llegaron organizaciones internacionales a las montañas para ayudarlos a salir sin peligro de ser perseguidos por el ejército.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Juliana Tun Xalin / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosa María cuenta como salieron corriendo escapando de la masacre a esconderse en el bosque montañoso.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, rosa maria tec cac / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosalina cuenta como empieza la persecución, la gente desaparecida y el miedo cambian la vida de su comunidad.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez, female / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Rosalina habla de la conciencia cultural y los grupos que surgieron enfocando en la identidad maya.
clip, Guatemalan Genocide, roslina tuyuc velasquez / Tuesday, September 6, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Sept. 6, 2016 – USC Shoah Foundation’s Center for Advanced Genocide Research is gearing up to host an international conference on the genocide that ravaged Guatemala at the height of the Cold War in the early 1980s. It will be the first gathering of its kind ever held.
/ Monday, September 5, 2016
LOS ÁNGELES – 6 Septembre, 2016 – El Centro para la Investigación Avanzada sobre el Genocidio de la Fundación USC Shoah se prepara para celebrar una conferencia internacional sobre el genocidio que devastó a Guatemala durante el apogeo de la Guerra Fría a principios de la década de 1980. Será la primera reunión de este tipo que jamás se haya celebrado.
/ Monday, September 5, 2016
On Tuesday afternoon, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference, “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” will move away from academic analysis for a session entitled “Personal Reflections on Resistance.”
cagr, Guatemalan Genocide / Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Holocaust survivor Ruth Posner describes her experiences attending school to get her certification to become a dance teacher.
clip / Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The meeting is supported by USC Shoah Foundation and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Stephen Smith, executive director of USC Shah Foundation, holds the UNESCO Chair in Genocide Education.
unesco / Thursday, September 8, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research will host the international conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” at the University of Southern California, Sept. 11-14, 2016. The scholars profiled in this series were each selected to present their research at the conference.
cagr / Thursday, September 8, 2016
Vivien Spitz describes her daily routine as a court reporter at the trial of Victor Brack, Karl Brandt and other SS doctors in Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-47.
clip / Thursday, September 8, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide survivor Juliana Tun Xalin describes how she and others were evacuated from the mountains after hiding there for several years during the genocide.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016
Rosalina shares what her grandparents taught her about her Mayan heritage.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide survivor Diego remembers when the bombing began in his village. He recounts his decision to leave home and hide in the mountains, losing everything.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016
Jesus explains how some in his community thought he was "ungrateful" for helping to put a perpetrator of the genocide in jail. The man himself even told Jesus he wished Jesus had killed him so he wouldn't have to be in jail.
clip / Friday, September 9, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation and the Latin American network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will convene for two days the weekend of Sept. 10-11 to discuss teaching about genocide in Latin America.
/ Friday, September 9, 2016
Fresh off its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last week, the documentary Finding Oscar was screened at the opening night of USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A ‘Conflict?’ Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala.”
Guatemala, cagr / Monday, September 12, 2016
The conference hosted by USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research began in earnest Monday morning with a fascinating and at times heart-wrenching presentation by Freddy Peccerelli, executive director of Fundacion de Antropologia Forense de Guatemala (FAFG).
cagr, fafg / Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Guatemalan Genocide activists Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez and Marvyn Perez delivered impassioned remarks urging accountability and collective healing at the keynote presentation of the conference “A ‘Conflict?’ Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” on Monday night.
Guatemalan Genocide, cagr / Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Over the course of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s three-day conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala,” over a dozen scholars from all over the world gave presentations about their research on various aspects of the Guatemalan Genocide. Here is a sample of just a few of those presentations.
cagr, Guatemalan Genocide / Thursday, September 15, 2016
Holocaust survivor George Buchsbaum describes his schooling in Guatemala, where his family migrated after the war.
clip / Friday, September 16, 2016
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research’s conference “A Conflict? Genocide and Resistance in Guatemala” concluded Wednesday at Villa Aurora in Los Angeles, leaving the participants with renewed energy and ideas for continuing their conversation on the genocide in Guatemala.
cagr, Guatemalan Genocide / Friday, September 16, 2016
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#IWitnessChat, echoes and reflections / Friday, September 16, 2016