The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) recently posted the Social Studies Standards for Kentucky high schools for us to read and review:
KDE will be releasing the link to a feedback instrument on June 1st. The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has a social studies workgroup that includes several KATH members: Alana Cain Scott (Morehead State), Randolph Hollingsworth (UK), Duane Bolin (Murray) and Linda Levstik (UK). Other college/university members of the CPE workgroup are Andrew McMichael (WKU), Byron Tharpe (Jefferson CTC-SW), Caroline Sheffield (UofL), Chris Beckham (Morehead State), Cynthia Resor (EKU), Dale Billingsley (UofL), Debra Erikson (Murray), Denise Dellmer (NKU), Eve Proffitt (UK), Jackie Jay (EKU), Jana Kirchner (WKU), Joe Gershtenson (EKU), Kevin Jones (KSU), Kimberlee Sharp (Morehead State), Lynn Crabtree (Somerset Community College), Pat Lefler (Bluegrass CTC), Patricia Pearson (KSU), Stan Brunn (UK), and Tracy K’Meyer (UofL).
The CPE workgroup has been encouraged to review it, and the CPE staff might invite the workgroup together sometime in the fall to discuss it more,
Interestingly, in a related coincidence, the American Historical Association’s Member Forum is in the midst of a strong discussion about whether or not college-level history survey courses should have prerequisites — and what they would be if there were any.