Thursday, April 26, 2018

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.

Feedback and teacher participation sought on social studies standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the current social studies standards.

Judges needed for National History Day competitions

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is seeking judges for its National History Day in Kentucky regional and state contests. Regional contests will take place March 3-24 at five colleges and universities across the state, and the state contest will be April 21 in Lexington.

Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program open to educators

Applications are being accepted for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program at the U.S. Department of Education (USED), which provides opportunities for qualified educators to participate in short-term seminars abroad – mainly on topics in the social sciences, social studies and the humanities – for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries.

Frazier offers program on developing student performances

The Frazier History Museum will host a free professional learning program for teachers on the creation of student performances Jan. 20 at the museum in Louisville.