Friday, May 18, 2012

IWitness - Video Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors

IWitness is a project of USC's Shoah Foundation Institute built to help students learn about The Holocaust. IWitness gives students and teachers access to more than one thousand video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses. The purpose is to give students a place to find first-hand answers to questions that they might ask if they could talk to a Holocaust survivor in person. To access all of the content teachers must register on the site and then invite their students to join. Students cannot register without an invitation from a teacher.

Applications for Education
IWitness offers more than just videos. Teachers can use the activity builder to create lessons and assignments for students to complete. Teachers can observe and moderate students' activities within IWitness. Click here to read about one high school's use of IWitness.