Monday, February 19, 2018

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.

Nominate a teacher for Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

Nominations are open for the Kentucky History Teacher of the Year award presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The award will be presented to a teacher in grades K-12 who finds creative ways to bring history alive in the classroom and in his or her community.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2018 White House History Teacher Institute, scheduled for July 16-20 in Washington, D.C. The workshop allows educators to discover the history behind the White House and explore how stories from the building can be used to enhance social studies classrooms.

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.