Monday, January 20, 2020

Professional learning opportunities in social studies available

Several summer professional learning opportunities are available for social studies educators. The immersive programs offer learning experiences that will allow educators to improve their content knowledge, discover new resources and learn new instructional strategies.

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

The White House History Teacher Institute provides an immersive professional development program for educators July 6-10 and July 13-17 in Washington, D.C. The program allows educators to explore how the White House has changed over time and to learn stories of individuals who have influenced the space.

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.”

Kentucky Historical Society sets teacher workshops for 2019-2020

The Kentucky Historical Society has announced the schedule for its teachers’ workshops for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

KDE offering guidance on teaching Holocaust, other cases of genocide

The Kentucky Department of Education is offering a guidance document to districts that are including instruction about the Holocaust and other cases of genocide in middle school and high school curricula.

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.