USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education have partnered to create Teaching with Testimony, a new educational program that unlocks the powerful classroom potential of testimony. Drawing upon USC Shoah Foundation's vast library of audiovisual testimony from survivors and witnesses of genocides, Teaching with Testimony empowers students to find their voices and take action for a better future.

Virtual Field Trip

Come along as USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education take students on a dynamic learning experience to hear first-hand testimonies from powerful voices to learn that stories have potential – potential to change the future.


Teaching with Testimony

What is Testimony?

Get started by sharing the What is Testimony?  video with your class. Next, download the corresponding educator guide, designed to provide you with the foundations of Teaching with Testimony. Plus, take a look at the curated selection of video testimonies or explore the middle school and high school activities to learn more.

Why We Hate

In collaboration with Discovery Channel’s global premiere of WHY WE HATE, a six-part docuseries that explores the reasons why humans hate, USC Shoah Foundation and Discovery Education have created a collection of powerful instructional resources that connect the important themes of the docuseries to classroom instruction.

Student Video Challenge

Teaching with Testimony invites students ages 13+ to discover their story and make a difference in their communities for the chance to win $10,000 in prizing!

About The Partners

USC Shoah Foundation


USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute's current collection of 55,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes. 

Discovery Education


As the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital content for primary and secondary classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Discovery Education partners with local authorities, academy trusts, schools and like-minded organisations to captivate pupils, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customised solutions that increase academic achievement.