U.S. history

Cleveland Fed offers resources on personal finance, economics, social studies

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.

By |2020-03-05T09:29:35-05:00March 5, 2020|

Building community through inquiry: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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.

By |2020-03-05T09:31:39-05:00March 5, 2020|

McConnell Center hosts Young Leaders Academy for students

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 [...]

By |2020-10-14T08:50:45-04:00April 13, 2017|

Cumberlands offers free PD on federalism

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 [...]

By |2016-01-27T15:16:15-05:00January 28, 2016|

KHS HistoryMobile available for spring school visits

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 [...]

By |2016-01-06T14:33:15-05:00January 7, 2016|
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