Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Announcements

Reminder: Civics test required for graduation

Passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 2017, Senate Bill 159 requires students to pass a 100-question civics test in order to graduate from a public high school with a regular diploma.
Announcements

Academic standards adopted for Historical and Cultural Influences of the Bible elective course

The Kentucky Academic Standards for the Historical and Cultural Influences of the Bible Elective Social Studies Course were adopted at the August 2018 Kentucky Board of Education meeting and now are available for download and use.
Conferences

White House History Teacher Institute accepting applications

The White House History Teacher Institute is accepting applications for teacher workshops hosted by the White House Historical Association (WHAA) on July 8-12 and July 22-26 at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History in Washington.
Contests

Student storytelling project explores women’s suffrage movement

High school teachers are invited to register their classrooms for Women Leading the Way, a national storytelling project for high school students celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
Resources

White House Historical Association offers podcast, app

The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is offering two new resources on the Executive Mansion, a podcast and a mobile app, to help educators enhance their curricula.
Contests

National WWII Museum offers student essay contest

The National WWII Museum is focusing its 2018 student essay contest on the duty of art and artists during times of war and conflict in conjunction with its special exhibit, “So Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope.”
Resources

KHS offers art-related lessons to elementary classrooms

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers History smArts, an art-related history lesson, to classrooms in grades 3-5.
Announcements

One week remains to give feedback on revised social studies standards

The Kentucky Department of Education is seeking feedback on the revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies.
Announcements

McConnell Center scholars program open to social studies teachers

The University of Louisville McConnell Center Civics Education Program is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 cohort of its Teacher Scholars Program lecture and seminar series.
Recognitions

Fayette teacher named Kentucky History Teacher of the Year

April Deener, a teacher at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School (Fayette County), has been named the 2018 Kentucky History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.