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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.
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.
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.
Young Kentuckians of today are about to become very familiar with Kentuckians of the past. The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies incorporates Kentucky studies throughout a student's primary and secondary education.
The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies present a goal of “producing graduates that are civically engaged, socially responsible and culturally aware.”
The new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies look very different from the old ones. Perhaps the most notable change is the new emphasis on Kentucky studies, a subject once relegated to 4th grade but now addressed in every K-12 classroom.