American history

Short workshop offered for social studies teachers at UK

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 [...]

By |2016-04-13T16:12:32-04:00April 14, 2016|

Kentucky Writing Project offers online American history lessons

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 [...]

By |2016-03-30T14:11:54-04:00March 31, 2016|

Residential program offered at Washington’s home

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 [...]

By |2015-08-05T15:38:39-04:00August 6, 2015|

Old Fort Harrod hosts exhibit on John Hunt Morgan

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 [...]

By |2015-04-01T14:16:42-04:00April 2, 2015|

Latest game in Mission U.S. series now available

“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 [...]

By |2015-02-19T09:06:49-05:00February 19, 2015|

Teaching American History summit is June 17-18

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 [...]

By |2014-04-22T15:04:50-04:00April 24, 2014|
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