History education conference registration open

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Registration is open for the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) 2019 Kentucky History Education Conference and related events for K-12 educators July 17-19 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

The July 18 conference explores a broad American history theme with Kentucky connections; this year’s theme is “Breaking Barriers.” More than 20 experienced Kentucky educators will present on topics ranging from geography and economics to history and language arts. Multiple sessions will address the new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies and share practical tips on how to implement these into your curriculum. In addition, vendors will share resources and opportunities available to K-12 classrooms around the state.

The schedule also includes these events:

  • July 17 – National History Day workshop: Educators can get a jump on planning for the 2020 National History Day theme, “Breaking Barriers,” learn how to help students craft an expert thesis statement from staff members at National History Day Minnesota and get National History Day performance tips from a teacher artist at the Frazier History Museum.
  • July 19 – Bus trip: The history bus will take participants to tours of Ephraim McDowell House and Jacobs Hall Museum at Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, and the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center in Lexington.

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

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