Monday, August 3, 2020
Announcements

Kentucky Historical Society to offer camps, other summer experiences virtually

The Kentucky Historical Society is taking its summer programs online with virtual tours, camps and live lectures.
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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.
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White House Historical Association offers digital education resources

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is continuing its work remotely by helping educators utilize its digital education resources for online classrooms and non-traditional instruction.
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Kentucky Historical Society offers resources, continues work while closed

The Kentucky History Center and Museums have temporarily closed. While the campus is closed to onsite visitors, the Kentucky Historical Society’s (KHS) work in educating and engaging the public through Kentucky history will continue.
Among the traveling exhibits provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is "Hamilton," which details Alexander Hamilton’s role in laying the foundation for today’s financial system. Photo submitted

Cleveland Fed offers resources on personal finance, economics, social studies

Field trips to learn about money. Traveling exhibits about history. Classroom activities on economics and financial literacy. These are just a few of the free resources – aligned with educational standards – that the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland offers to educators, libraries, community organizations and museums.
Students from Floyd Central High School (Floyd County) take part in an interactive music experience at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Photo submitted

Building community through inquiry: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

With inquiry at its core, the new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies seek to empower students to think critically and to become active participants in the learning process. By incorporating inquiry-based learning, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is encouraging students to engage in open dialogue with both the teacher and classmates in a formal setting.
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Two new social studies resources available from KDE

In support of the implementation of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies, the Kentucky Department of Education has released two new professional learning modules.
Students tour the formal garden at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate.

Ashland offers variety of resources for new social studies standards

Young Kentuckians of today are about to become very familiar with Kentuckians of the past. The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies incorporates Kentucky studies throughout a student's primary and secondary education.
Students enjoy the hands-on soil cart in The Spirit of Kentucky® exhibit at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

Frazier History Museum programming supports new social studies standards

The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies present a goal of “producing graduates that are civically engaged, socially responsible and culturally aware.”
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U.S. Department of Education compiles Constitution Day resources

The U.S. Department of Education has assembled a number of resources for teachers to plan activities related to Constitution Day, Sept. 17.