Field trips to learn about money. Traveling exhibits about history. Classroom activities on economics and financial literacy. These are just a few of the free resources – aligned with educational standards – that the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland offers to educators, libraries, community organizations and museums.
With inquiry at its core, the new Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies seek to empower students to think critically and to become active participants in the learning process. By incorporating inquiry-based learning, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is encouraging students to engage in open dialogue with both the teacher and classmates in a formal setting.
Alvis Johnson, a member of the Kentucky Board of Education, was the first in his family to graduate high school and the first to go to college. He spent 28 years in public education as a teacher, coach and administrator.
Students who will enter grades 11-12 in fall 2017 may apply for the McConnell Center’s Young Leaders Academy, a summer residential leadership conference June 14-17 at the University of Louisville. The program is designed to help outstanding high school students hone their leadership skills and further their understanding of American history. The application deadline is May 1. Click here to [...]
Ron Skillern, who has been teaching social studies for more than 30 years, tried to retire in 2014 but he just couldn’t stay away from the classroom.
The University of the Cumberlands’ history and political science department will host a free professional development program, “Understanding Federalism: From the Founding to Modern America,” on Feb. 27 in Williamsburg. The program will consist of lectures and seminar discussions of primary source materials related to the topic. The source materials and recorded lectures on a variety of topics and how [...]
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 [...]