Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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.

Kentucky Historical Society offering professional learning workshops

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

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.

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.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

The White House History Teacher Institute is accepting applications for teacher workshops hosted by the White House Historical Association (WHAA) on July 8-12 and July 22-26 at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in Washington.

Nominate a teacher for Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

Nominations are open for the Kentucky History Teacher of the Year award presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The award will be presented to a teacher in grades K-12 who finds creative ways to bring history alive in the classroom and in his or her community.

Student storytelling project explores women’s suffrage movement

High school teachers are invited to register their classrooms for Women Leading the Way, a national storytelling project for high school students celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

White House Historical Association offers podcast, app

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is offering two new resources on the Executive Mansion, a podcast and a mobile app, to help educators enhance their curricula.

National WWII Museum offers student essay contest

The National WWII Museum is focusing its 2018 student essay contest on the duty of art and artists during times of war and conflict in conjunction with its special exhibit, “So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope.”

KHS offers art-related lessons to elementary classrooms

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers History smArts, an art-related history lesson, to classrooms in grades 3-5.