Educator Resources

Educator Resources

Explore this suite of classroom activities geared toward middle school and high school students. These activities are rooted in testimony and provide students with the tools to develop empathy, employ critical thinking, and ultimately counter hate and respond to injustice.

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RESPONDING TO INJUSTICE

RESPONDING TO INJUSTICE

Students will explore justice and injustice by viewing powerful eye witness testimonies. These activities aim to inspire students to address a social injustice in their own community by examining how people have responded in the past.

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RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Help students investigate the basic human rights of all people and the moral courage and actions necessary to protect the fundamental rights of all people through powerful stories of survivors and witness of genocide.

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Immigration and Emigration

Immigration and Emigration

Students explore the role of immigration - both during the Holocaust and through the lens of how immigration impacts our own family histories - and view eyewitness testimonies to analyze how immigration and emigration have impacted the lives of others.

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Reparations and Healing

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Reparations and Healing

Students learn about different individuals’ experiences with and attitudes toward reparations. How can governments make amends for past injustices? Are they able to do so? Spark conversations about these important themes through the lens of eyewitness testimony.

About The Partners

USC Shoah Foundation

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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

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Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education 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 districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.