Thursday, September 19, 2019

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.

Youth art contest commemorates women’s suffrage centennial

The National Archives Foundation is holding a youth art competition in conjunction with its newest exhibit and national initiative, “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote,” which celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage.

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.

Bill of Rights Institute offers resources for Constitution Day

The Bill of Rights Institute, a nonprofit educational organization, offers a number of resources for teachers and students on the U.S. Constitution in advance of Constitution Day, Sept. 17. Kentucky schools are required by federal law to provide programs related to Constitution Day.

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.

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.

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.