The Kentucky Historical Society HistoryMobile is now being scheduled for spring visits at schools. The full-size trailer contains the interactive exhibit, “Torn Within and Threatened Without: Kentuckians in the Civil War Era.” The exhibit uses touch-screen activities, bold illustrations, authentic artifacts, personal recollections and other components to allow students to meet eight Kentuckians who faced difficult choices during the Civil [...]
Terry Holliday Around the nation, Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics often have come under attack. In fact, here in Kentucky, a bill has been pre-filed in the legislature to scrap them and the Next-Generation Science Standards and come up with entirely new standards which would not only reverse your hard work for the past [...]
Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday announces the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge in August 2014 during a press conference at Woodford County High School.Photo by Amy Wallot, Aug. 25, 2014 On Monday the Kentucky Department of Education, in cooperation with education advocacy groups across the state, kicked off the Kentucky Core Academic Standards Challenge, a process for collecting [...]
Two Jefferson County teachers are innovative in teaching vocabulary.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers many field trips designed to support and enhance Common Core English/ language arts standards and 21st-century skills. All programs encourage students to think critically, develop creative points of view and communicate their ideas. Through these programs, students will analyze primary source documents and artifacts while using evidence to support their interpretation. Museum educator led [...]
New standards make this an exciting time for teachers.
“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun Cultural historian Education Commissioner Terry Holliday Despite the many laudatory quotes and uplifting essays about the teaching profession, some might say teachers don’t seem to get the respect they deserve. Many of you would probably say you’re overworked, underpaid and definitely [...]