The New-York Historical Society has a vast library of free, online curriculum guides full of resources that can help you easily incorporate inquiry-based learning into your social studies classroom.
The Educators’ Professional Implementation Center (EPIC) is hosting professional learning opportunities focused on American documents and speeches with teaching, content and literacy experts.
Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School is, unofficially, the new world record holder for the most Abraham Lincoln impersonators in one place at the same time.
The Kentucky Historical Society and the University of Kentucky College of Education will conduct a short professional learning workshop for social studies teachers and other interested educators April 29 on the UK campus in Lexington. The 90-minute workshop, “Taking a Stand in History,” will have one session on the key elements of the inquiry design model and one session on [...]
The Kentucky Writing Project has partnered with Zoom In, which offers a package of 18 short online American history lessons, to offer two summer academies for teachers to learn how to use the units and free access to the resources for one year for participants in the academies. The lessons, which were developed by the Education Development Center, are for [...]
Kentucky teachers in grades 3-12 are invited to apply for a free residential experience at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Sept. 10-13 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. “A Weekend With George Washington” is a four-day, immersive residential program for teachers from Kentucky and Missouri. Attendees will participate in an intensive study of George Washington and his world through a curriculum that [...]
Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg is hosting a traveling exhibit on General John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate general and cavalry officer in the Civil War best known for Morgan’s Raid. The exhibit, which will be at the park through July, includes informational panels and personal artifacts and centers around an actual door from the cell block he was [...]
“Mission 4: City of Immigrants,” part of the Mission U.S. collection of free educational games with comprehensive support materials about three different periods in American history produced by WNET-TV in New York, is now live. In “Mission 4: City of Immigrants,” students assume the role of Lena Brodsky, a 14-year-old Jewish immigrant from Minsk, Russia. Lena arrives in the United [...]
The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation is sponsoring its second Teaching American History (TAH) Network Summit, June 17-18 (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET each day), at Eastern Kentucky University. These two days will contain vast information with a focus on instructional strategies, student engagement, technology and historical content. We also are supporting the Kentucky Social Studies Networks from each cooperative [...]