2010-07-29 / Local & State

Teacher Attends National Seminar

McConnellsburg Middle School teacher Kate Carbaugh recently attended the Memorial Library Summer Seminar in New York City. Carbaugh was one of 24 teachers from across the nation chosen to attend this seminar on Holocaust education.

The library, working with the Holocaust Educators Network, provides a forum for teachers to discuss teaching and writing with the Holocaust. For two weeks teachers shared lesson plans, met with survivors of the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide, learned about Jewish culture, and practiced writing techniques.

The Memorial Library was founded by Holocaust survivor Olga Lengyel, author of “Five Chimneys.” All of the teachers received generous scholarships from the Memorial Library to cover their expenses while attending the seminar.

Carbaugh teaches the play of Anne Frank’s diary in eighth-grade English. As part of her acceptance to the seminar, she is expected to share what she has learned about Holocaust education with other teachers in Pennsylvania. She plans to present lesson ideas to teachers through the Capital Area Writing Project in Harrisburg.

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