Monday, May 27, 2019
News

Social studies standards approved by regulation subcommittee

The Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee approved new social studies standards during its May 14 meeting at the Capitol Annex in Frankfort and will tentatively go into law July 5.
Announcements

McConnell Center conducting survey to guide future civics programming

The McConnell Center at the University of Louisville is in the process of reconsidering its civic education programming in order to better use its resources to serve educators.
Announcements

Clements award recognizes high school history, civics teachers

Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers.
Conferences

KHS seeks proposals for history education conference

The Kentucky Historical Society is accepting proposals for its Kentucky History Education Conference July 18 in Frankfort.
Conferences

Professional learning tour led by Native Americans takes teachers to Montana, N.D.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is underwriting a professional learning opportunity June 30-July 21 in which teachers can participate in two seminars and a two-week bus tour through Montana and North Dakota.
Contests

Judges needed for National History Day competitions

The Kentucky Historical Society is seeking judges for its National History Day in Kentucky regional and state contests.
Resources

Kentucky Historical Society updates online educator resources

The Kentucky Historical Society has updated its educator resources webpage as part of its work to provide teachers with easier access to Kentucky history resources.
Conferences

Kentucky Historical Society offering professional learning workshops

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is offering three professional learning workshops for teachers in the coming months.
Announcements

Reminder: Civics test required for graduation

Passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2017, Senate Bill 159 requires students to pass a 100-question civics test in order to graduate from a public high school with a regular diploma.
Announcements

Academic standards adopted for Historical and Cultural Influences of the Bible elective course

The Kentucky Academic Standards for the Historical and Cultural Influences of the Bible Elective Social Studies Course were adopted at the August 2018 Kentucky Board of Education meeting and now are available for download and use.