Tuesday, November 21, 2017

IU offering Teaching about Asia seminars

The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University is accepting applications for the 2018 NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars, to be held at IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind., and at Berea College beginning winter 2018.

Secretary of State’s Essay and Slogan Contest open

The Office of the Secretary of State’s 2017-18 Essay and Slogan Contest is accepting student entries. The contest helps students get engaged in the democratic process and demonstrate a commitment to active citizenship.

White House Historical Association presents three field trip programs

Reservation requests are being accepted for three field trip programs offered by The White House Historical Association (WHHA) in winter and spring 2018 at Decatur House in Washington. D.C.

Frazier museum presents program on Kentucky capitol

The Frazier History Museum is hosting a professional learning program focusing on the Kentucky State Capitol on Nov. 4 at the museum in Louisville.

Civics Test Manual available

A Civics Test Manual is available to offer potential guidance to districts in preparation for the administration of the legislatively required exam.

Boyle teacher named secondary social studies teacher of the year

Ryan New, a social studies teacher at Boyle County High School, has been named Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).
Teachers listen to Lauren Gallicchio, KDE's social studies consultant, speak during the Kentucky Civics Symposium. KDE conducted several symposiums across the state, which provided support for teachers in creating hands-on lessons for students. Photo by Bobby Ellis, July 25, 2017

KDE working on new tests, classes and standards revision

It was a busy summer for social studies staff at the Kentucky Department of Education, with civics symposiums and planning for new classes, a new civics test and new standards.

Kentucky Junior Historical Society: Discovering history close to home

The Kentucky Junior Historical Society, as a program of the Kentucky Historical Society, has been serving Kentucky’s students and teachers since the 1960s.

Registration open for Kentucky Junior Historical Society conference

Registration is open for the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS) Conference Nov. 9-10 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Old State Capitol in Frankfort.

Kentucky Council for the Social Studies to hold annual conference

The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) will hold its annual conference Sept. 14-15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History...