History education conference registration open


Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) 2018 Kentucky History Education Conference for K-12 educators July 11-13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

The conference explores a broad American history theme with Kentucky connections; this year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Teachers will share their innovative classroom practices, and shed light on historical topics and activities that are beneficial to social studies, language arts and humanities teachers, school librarians and library media specialists.

The conference has been expanded from two to three days, and teachers may register for one, two or three days. The main conference day, July 12, will feature more concurrent sessions than in previous years.

The schedule also includes these events:

  • July 11 – “National History Day in Kentucky: Triumph and Tragedy in History,” in which participants can get a jump on planning for this year’s National History Day theme.
  • July 13 – “Horses, Hemp and Hooch: Triumph and Tragedy in Kentucky’s Economic History,” which includes a field study bus tour to Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate and the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. in Georgetown.

Visit the KHS website or email Claire Gwaltney for more information.