With inquiry at its core, the new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies seek to empower students to think critically and to become active participants in the learning process. By incorporating inquiry-based learning, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is encouraging students to engage in open dialogue with both the teacher and classmates in a formal setting.
Fayette County's Kelly Bales describes how she tried to incorporate Finnish ideas about education into her social studies classroom.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Foundation has received a $110,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will be used by KHS to create a curriculum called “The Right Answer,” a partnership between KHS and Kentucky schools. The initiative will increase students’ skills in visual literacy, historical literacy and critical thinking with the aid of [...]