Saturday, July 20, 2019

Kentucky Council for the Social Studies seeks conference proposals

The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) is accepting proposals for its annual conference Sept. 13-14 at Valley High School in Louisville.

Resources available for teaching about U.S. Constitution

Liberty Lives Forever, a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating Americans about the contents of the U.S. Constitution, offers ideas, materials and suggestions for teaching about the Constitution.

Revised social studies course standards documents available

The course standards documents for required social studies courses have been revised to include the newly adopted standards and are available on the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Course Standards webpage.

Revised social studies standards adopted for 2019-2020 school year

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in January 2018, revised standards for social studies became law on July 5.

White House Historical Association to offer lectures online

The White House Historical Association hosts public lectures throughout the year, and it will begin streaming its lectures via Facebook Live and archiving the videos on its YouTube page for educators and others living outside the Washington area.

History education conference registration open

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.