Thursday, June 22, 2017

KDE hosts Kentucky Civics Symposium

The Kentucky Department of Education will host the 2017 Kentucky Civics Symposium to promote best practices in civic education this summer at three locations.

History education conference registration open

Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s 2017 Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 educators July 13-14 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

LaRue teacher named Kentucky’s James Madison Fellow

Kendrick Bryan, a social studies teacher at LaRue County High School, has been selected as Kentucky’s 2017 James Madison Fellow by the James Madison...
Abigail Slade and Tarin Ackerman, both 8th-graders in Angel Justice’s social studies class at East Jessamine Middle School (Jessamine County) play a game of Kahoot to review for a test. Justice pairs students with disabilities with other students in her classes as a way to foster independence and academic growth. Submitted photo by Ellen Bloyd, Jan. 24, 2016

Incorporate students with disabilities into social studies classrooms

Jessamine County's Ellen Bloyd shares how her district's teachers work together to keep students with moderate to severe disabilities in general education classes with their same-age peers.

Learn about new citizenship test at KDE Civics Symposium

The Kentucky Department of Education will host the 2017 Kentucky Civics Symposium to promote best practices in civic education.

Summer professional development opportunities

Check out these professional development opportunities for teachers that will be available this summer.

Cincinnati institute focuses on teaching the Holocaust

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and Xavier University will offer the Roma and Sam Kaltman Holocaust Studies for Educators institute June 19-23...

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 White House History Teacher Institute, scheduled for July 17-21 in Washington, D.C. The workshop allows educators to discover...
Students from Laurie Bisconti’s 8th-grade world history class at Heritage Middle School in Livingston, N.J., simulate Athenian oarsmen from the 8th century B.C.E. This hand-on lesson helps students understand the large impact technology has had and continues to have on civilizations. Submitted photo by Kelly McKenna

History inquiry units look at how science, technology influence society

Over the course of time, engineering and technology have influenced our world socially, economically, politically and culturally. From the invention of the wheel to the many complex technological inventions and advancements of today, the intertwined relationship between engineering, technology and the rest of society is undeniable.

Call Frankfort Cemetery to schedule your field trip to Boone’s grave

While a visit to Kentucky’s capital city isn’t complete without going to Frankfort Cemetery to see the burial site of Rebecca and Daniel Boone, cemetery officials are asking educators to let them know when a visit is scheduled to help ease traffic issues.