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We live from moment to moment. Moments of joy, of sorrow, of healing. Faced with challenging and uncertain times, our actions and choices in this moment will define us.
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.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is accepting applications for their 2021-2022 Teacher Fellowships.
Kentucky Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has been providing resources to teachers throughout the Commonwealth for many years. To enhance your social studies curriculum, current offerings include Kentucky Chautauqua®, Think History, Vote Worthy, and Democracy and the Informed Citizen.
Kentucky Educational Television (KET) has created a new way for students to tour the state Capitol and learn about social studies and civics topics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With professional development money seemingly dwindling every year, educators are finding it harder and harder to learn new and innovative ways to teach America’s past and help students connect with it. While we know how to teach the flawed pantheon of historical figures, many of our students fail to see someone who looks or thinks like them.
Gone are the days when rote memorization of names and dates ruled the history classroom. Now, students are asked to consider multiple perspectives, are challenged to hone their historical thinking skills and are provided with opportunities to get up close and personal with primary source documents using 21st-century technology.
Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, an ex officio member of the Kentucky Board of Education, has made Kentucky’s public education system a top priority since being elected and named secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.