Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Workshop previews National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process

The Kentucky Geographic Alliance (KGA) invites middle school teachers and other educators to a free interactive workshop on the National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Process July 24-26 at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.

History education conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2018 Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 educators July 11-13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

Warren teacher named Kentucky’s James Madison Fellow

Claire Bellar, a social studies teacher at Warren East High School (Warren County), has been selected as Kentucky’s 2018 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation.

Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.

Schedule a visit by Kentucky’s traveling Vietnam War memorial

Schools and other organizations may schedule an appearance by the Traveling Vietnam Wall, a Kentucky-specific replica of the traveling memorial walls that tour the United States.

Literacy is more than reading and writing

Traditionally, when we have used the word “literate,” we have referred to students who can read and write. Yes, these skills are essential, but students also need to be able to contextualize, analyze, inquire, see different perspectives and challenge assumptions.

What Statistics in Schools can do for teachers

Teachers looking for meaningful assignments that include statistics across a wide range of subjects can find all of that and more by using activities from the Statistics in Schools program.

Fellowship offers government, history teachers funds for master’s degree

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers secondary-level teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a master’s degree in fields related to the U.S. Constitution.

Kentucky Historical Society offering field trips, scholarships to cover admission

The Kentucky Historical Society offers field trips to the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and scholarships for eligible schools.

Art contest teaches high school students about legal system

The 2016 Law Day Art Contest provides an opportunity for students to learn about the legal system and justice while showing their creativity and competing for prizes. The contest, presented by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, can be incorporated into a curriculum, offered as extra credit or done just for fun.