Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Learning

McConnell Center accepting applications for Teacher Scholars Program

The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year’s Teacher Scholar Program. The in-person and online hybrid professional development and networking opportunity is for select Kentucky educators looking to increase their content knowledge in American history, civics and political culture.
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Frazier History Museum offers free summer learning opportunities

The Frazier History Museum, located on Museum Row in downtown Louisville, is offering a selection of fun and engaging learning options during the summer, many at no cost. In addition, a new menu of virtual programs allows for a further reach throughout the state.
Announcements

Save the date for the 2022 virtual Kentucky Student Civics Symposium

The Kentucky Department of Education is sponsoring the 2022 virtual Kentucky Student Civics Symposium for students and educators to collaborate on ways to improve their local, regional or global communities.
Resources

Civics in Real Life: Resources for teaching current events

One of the most important components of our job as social studies educators is to ensure that our students are prepared to engage with the issues of the day through the knowledge and tools that we provide them.
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How to bring more complete understanding of American Indian history, cultures and contemporary lives

As stated in the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies, the goal of social studies education is for children to “develop thinking and decision-making skills that prepare them for responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Hearing from and learning about diverse groups in the Americas is critical to reaching this goal.
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Ashland develops new digital resources to meet educators needs during the pandemic

2020 was an overwhelming year for educators, and non-traditional instruction/ differentiated distance learning posed new challenges.
Learning

National Resource Centers on Canada present Black Canadian history and pedagogy webinars

The National Resource Centers on Canada is inviting all K-12 educators to participate in two free webinars on Black Canadian history and pedagogy. The two sessions will be hosted by Natasha Henry, award winning curriculum designer and historian.
Conferences

Register now for the OER Conference for Social Studies

Join thousands of educators online Aug. 3-5 for a free, online social studies conference for K-12 by the OER Project.
A sign reading: Everybody, every human being has the obligation to contribute somehow to this world. Edith Carter

In a Moment: The Holocaust can help us strive to be the best of...

We live from moment to moment. Moments of joy, of sorrow, of healing. Faced with challenging and uncertain times, our actions and choices in this moment will define us.
Announcements

Social Studies Student Work Samples- A Workshop for Teachers

A unique opportunity is available for K-12 social studies teachers to learn how to implement assignments strongly aligned to the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies using the Social Studies Student Assignment Library.