The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has received a $178,000 Landmarks of American History and Culture grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The funds will be used by KHS to host two weeklong teacher workshops called “Torn Within, Threatened Without: Kentucky and the Border States in Civil War America,” in the summer of 2013.
These workshops will enable teachers to better understand the complexities of the Civil War and what occurred in Kentucky and other border states through the use of primary sources. Participants will gain the experience necessary to use those primary sources, such as documents and Kentucky’s historic sites, in the classroom, creating an artistic, historical and cultural environment. Participants will study and interpret the border states region before, during and after the Civil War, becoming more familiar with the history and culture of the region through interactions with accomplished academics. The workshops also will provide connections between Civil War history and present-day society.
More information about the NEH and its grant programs is available here.
For more information about KHS’s “Torn Within, Threatened Without: Kentucky and the Border States in Civil War America” workshops for teachers, contact Tim Talbott at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4428. For more about KHS and its educational programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.