The Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 18-28, has a great way for teachers and students to kick off the 2011-12 school year. The Education Program is spotlighting a new thematic exhibition – United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Kentucky and the Civil War +150. The start of the national Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War is in 2011. Kentucky’s Civil War [...]
Students in schools across Kentucky are using buttons to learn about sorting, color, shapes and classification, all while drawing inferences about the objects’ owner. Teachers are using original source documents to produce informed citizens, voters and leaders. All are happening because of archaeology, a word not even found in the Program of Studies, according to A. Gwynn Henderson, archaeologist and education coordinator with the Kentucky Archaeological Survey (KAS), jointly administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council and the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology.