The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking feedback on the incorporation of the components of Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 158.196 into the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies.
The Commissioner’s Teachers Advisory Council (TAC) met June 14 to hear from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) about guidance for Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), which includes changes that affect school-based decision making (SBDM) councils and Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies.
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking social studies teachers of all grade levels to apply to participate in a social studies standards review to meet the requirements of Section 4(3)(a) of Senate Bill 1 (2022).
One of the most important components of our job as social studies educators is to ensure that our students are prepared to engage with the issues of the day through the knowledge and tools that we provide them.
How to bring more complete understanding of American Indian history, cultures and contemporary lives
As stated in the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies, the goal of social studies education is for children to “develop thinking and decision-making skills that prepare them for responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Hearing from and learning about diverse groups in the Americas is critical to reaching this goal.
A unique opportunity is available for K-12 social studies teachers to learn how to implement assignments strongly aligned to the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Social Studies using the Social Studies Student Assignment Library.
March is Women’s History Month and we often use it to highlight important historical figures like Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks, but we shouldn’t forget that economists are making history too!
Throughout the course of my education career, I have engaged in numerous discussions on how and if schools should discuss and teach controversial topics with students.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, museums have been working to adapt to a more virtual world in order to continue engaging with teachers and students.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) has launched several virtual education aids for K-12 students, the result of surveying about 200 Kentucky teachers over the summer.