Discover the rich culture of Kentucky through the stories of people, places, and events in the KET Classroom Kentucky Studies collection. These short videos and support materials showcase many of the Black Kentuckians who made a lasting impact on the Commonwealth.   

The free collection includes videos, photo galleries, and interactive activities for grades 6-8 and 9-12. Collections include:

  • Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains- Mary Breckinridge, a nurse from a prominent Kentucky family who had lost her own two children, founded the innovative Frontier Nursing Service in the mountains of Kentucky in 1925. 
  • City of Ali- City of Ali explores Muhammad Ali’s lifelong relationship with his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky through candid interviews with friends and relatives whose history with him dates back to his childhood home.
  • Arts of Kentucky- Explore the diversity of art and music made by Kentuckians from all backgrounds.
  • People of Kentucky- Learn about Kentuckians who made their mark in the world, from civil rights and politics to art and science.
  • Places in Kentucky- Explore the places where Kentucky history was made, from prehistoric sites and military camps to the homes of the famous and not-so-famous.
  • Historic Events in Kentucky- Learn more about the events that have shaped the lives and culture of Kentuckians—or that have been shaped by them.

Lessons can be shared to classrooms through Google Classroom. To access the collection, visit the KET Kentucky Studies collection website.