Monday, January 25, 2021
Learning

Free online classes on civil rights, the Constitution and more

The National Constitution Center is offering free, live, online civics classes for students every week, including several in January on civil rights and amending the Constitution.
Resources

Teach the 18th century with 21st-century resources from George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Gone are the days when rote memorization of names and dates ruled the history classroom. Now, students are asked to consider multiple perspectives, are challenged to hone their historical thinking skills and are provided with opportunities to get up close and personal with primary source documents using 21st-century technology.
Contests

National History Day going virtual for 2021

The Kentucky Historical Society is prepared to help teachers and students participate in National History Day in Kentucky (NHDKy) for 2021. The theme for this year’s projects and contests is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”
Announcements

Civics Unplugged student fellowship

Civics Unplugged, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social enterprise whose mission is to empower the leaders of Generation Z to build the future of American democracy, has opened applications for the Civics Unplugged Fellowship 2021.
Resources

Teaching resources for Holocaust Education Week

KET offers three series of videos to aid in the state requirement that middle and high school students learn about the Holocaust.
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Engaging with local history museums during COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, museums have been working to adapt to a more virtual world in order to continue engaging with teachers and students.
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Kentucky Historical Society offers online programs for students, teachers

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has launched several virtual education aids for K-12 students, the result of surveying about 200 Kentucky teachers over the summer.
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Digital tools to engage your students in social studies

Students should be engaging with the inquiry practices to acquire, refine and extend knowledge and understanding of key social studies concepts within the four disciplinary lenses of civics, economics, geography and history.
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KFEC lists financial literacy resources for online teaching

Kentucky teachers looking for ways to help students with financial literacy, especially during virtual learning, have access to a new list of links for that purpose.
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White House history highlighted in weekly activity series

The White House Historical Association Education Team has created an educational activity series on White House history designed for students in grades K-5 utilizing non-traditional instruction.