Over the course of time, engineering and technology have influenced our world socially, economically, politically and culturally. From the invention of the wheel to the many complex technological inventions and advancements of today, the intertwined relationship between engineering, technology and the rest of society is undeniable.
Do you have an innovative classroom practice or an engaging history topic to share with educators? Consider submitting your session proposal for the Kentucky History Education Conference (KHEC) July 13 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort. Each summer, KHEC gathers K-12 educators from across the state for a daylong conference to explore content, obtain resources, [...]
The Kentucky Historical Society is seeking judges for its National History Day in Kentucky regional and state contests. Regional contests are taking place through March 31 at seven colleges and universities across the state, and the state contest will be April 22 in Lexington. Judges will review projects on a variety of topics. Participants can choose to present their research [...]
Applications are now being accepted for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers, which recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky high school history or civics teachers. Three teachers will be chosen by an independent review panel for the awards, which are presented by the National Archives and the University of Kentucky Wendell H. Ford Public [...]
Sayre School will host the F. Kevin Simon History Symposium on the theme, “War and Memory: American and European Perspectives on the Great War, 1914-1918,” on Feb. 25 at the school in Lexington. The featured speakers and their topics will be: Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky: “Remembering and Forgetting World War I: Contrasting Eastern and Western European Memory” Ashley Sorrell, [...]
ACT is conducting surveys with Kentucky teachers, principals and district leaders through March to better understand how schools prioritize teaching science and history/social studies in grades K-3. There are separate surveys for teachers (traditional classroom teachers, ESL teachers, resources teachers and special education teachers), elementary school principals and superintendents. The surveys will take about 15 minutes to complete and all [...]
Ron Spriggs, a Lexington-based historian and curator of a traveling exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen, offers speaking engagements for school assemblies in which he will present the oral history of the Tuskegee Airmen during Black History Month and throughout the year. The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African-American military pilots who fought in World War II and their support personnel, [...]
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is offering the George Washington Teacher Institute Summer Residential Programs, five-day immersive professional learning experiences designed to support K-12 educators who teach about the life, leadership and legacy of George Washington and the 18th-century world in which he lived. The best elements of Mount Vernon’s residential programs are accessible to educators, with a different thematic focus [...]
The Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC) has been awarded the Academies for American History and Civics grant for Project HEART (History Education through Advanced Research and Technology). This is the only history/civics grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USED), and KEDC was the only program in the country awarded this grant. The three-year award that will offer an [...]
Ron Skillern, who has been teaching social studies for more than 30 years, tried to retire in 2014 but he just couldn’t stay away from the classroom.