2013-09-20 / Education

Richland Northeast High School teacher helps bring Anne Frank exhibit to Richland Two

Contributed by Richland Northeast High School

Dr. Charles Vaughan at the Anne Frank House. Dr. Charles Vaughan at the Anne Frank House. Dr. Charles Vaughan, a social studies teacher at Richland Northeast International Baccalaureate High School, was instrumental in bringing the Anne Frank – A History for Today to Richland School District Two. During the summer, Vaughan spent two weeks in residence in the International Department at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He met with personnel in various areas of the Anne Frank Stichting (Foundation) and also visited Frankfurt and Berlin. The purpose of the residency was to gather instructional materials and pedagogical strategies to support teachers and students for visiting the traveling exhibition which is currently at Dent Middle School.

“ When I first encountered Anne Frank in my eighth grade English/ Language Arts class, I never imagined that one day I would be working with the folks in Amsterdam to bring this traveling exhibition to South Carolina,” said Vaughan. “I think this exhibition has a great potential for reshaping communities. Using Anne Frank and the Holocaust as an entry point, perhaps as a community we can open a dialogue about very sensitive issues that are still pervasive in this state today.”

Anne Frank Exhibit Anne Frank Exhibit The exhibit will remain at Dent through September 25. This learning experience was made possible through a partnership with the Wardlaw School of Education at the University of South Carolina, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Anne Frank Center in New York City, the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies, the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, Jewish Studies Program at the University of South Carolina, and the Jewish Community Center. For a complete list of activities, contact Dr. Vaughan at cvaughan @richland2.org or 699-2800, ext. 79785.

“How true Daddy’s words
were when he said: all
children must look after
their own upbringing.
Parents can only give
good advice or put them
on the right paths, but
the final forming of a
person’s character lies in
their own hands.”
—Anne Frank

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