Middle school and high school students who are interested in filmmaking and history may apply to the Kentucky Historical Society’s teen video documentary program, in which they can build skills that will help them create short video documentaries on Kentucky history.
Registration is open for new chapters of the Kentucky Junior Historical Society (KJHS), a club-like program that can help teachers engage their students with Kentucky history. The KJHS program focuses on Kentucky history and offers a flexible format – after-school or curriculum-based – that can be tailored to the needs of schools and teachers. Teachers receive a handbook with activities [...]
The Kentucky Historical Society HistoryMobile is being scheduled for spring visits at Kentucky 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 [...]
Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg is hosting a traveling exhibit on General John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate general and cavalry officer in the Civil War best known for Morgan’s Raid. The exhibit, which will be at the park through July, includes informational panels and personal artifacts and centers around an actual door from the cell block he was [...]
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers History smArts, an art-related history lesson, to classrooms in grades 3-5. In History smArts, students will analyze historic images from the KHS collection, discuss what they see and do a fun, hands-on art activity. Students develop visual literacy, historical literacy and critical thinking skills. Activity options include artifact analysis and drawing, pioneer pastimes (making [...]
There are still a few spots currently available for an upcoming field study bus trip, “Emancipation in Kentucky: A Key Turning Point,” on Friday, July 13, 2012, where participants will be visiting historic sites associated with African American Emancipation in Kentucky. This unique professional development day will start in Frankfort at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and [...]