Friday, March 9, 2012
Work by UNCG Honors Students Featured at Conference
On March 8-9, research-based creative work by UNCG Lloyd International Honors College first-year students Meredith Harris and Brittany Smith has been on public display at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Annual Gathering of Holocaust Educators in Cullowhee, NC. Originally created as their final projects in my Fall 2011 Honors Seminar "Living the Holocaust," these works have been viewed by K-12 Holocaust educators who teach across the state of North Carolina. In addition, Brittany Smith's "Quilt of Shame" has been digitized as a detailed PowerPoint presentation and distributed to everyone attending the NCCAT conference. Meredith Harris's "Inanimate Remembrance" greyscale watercolor collection and accompanying narrative is being distributed via a photographic exhibit to all conference attendees. The teachers at the conference will be able to use the creative works in classes that reach hundreds of K-12 students statewide each year. Both Brittany's and Meredith's projects are being digitized for inclusion on the NC HERO Holocaust education website.