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In Alerts,Spotlight on July 9, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Revised Kentucky Academic Standards for Social Studies adopted for 2019-20 school year

Kentucky Department of Education News Release, July 9, 2019

After undergoing a rigorous revision process that began in January 2018, revised standards for social studies became law on July 5.

The newly adopted standards will be implemented in Kentucky classrooms beginning in the 2019-2020 school year and may be accessed at kystandards.org. A “Getting to Know Your KAS for Social Studies” module also is available to support educators in the implementation of the new social studies standards.

The Kentucky Board of Education (KBE) adopted the revised social studies standards in February, and they received legislative review in May.

The process of revising the standards, last adopted in 2006, was part of the ongoing review of content area standards and aligned assessments mandated by the Kentucky General Assembly in Senate Bill 1 (2017).

Kentucky educators were involved in every step of the development of the standards. Educators, along with business and industry professionals, comprised advisory panels and a review and development committee. There were revisions by educators and community members informed by public feedback, along with review by the KBE, before the standards underwent final legislative review and became law.

The standards written by teams of Kentucky teachers outline the minimum knowledge and skills Kentucky students should learn at each grade level.

For more information on the standards revision process, visit the Kentucky Academic Standards Revision Process webpage. Contact the standards team at standards@education.ky.gov with any questions regarding the newly adopted standards or the standards revision process.

Kentucky Department of Education

Media Contact: Jessica Fletcher

Chief Communications Officer

Office: (502) 564-2000, ext. 4611

Cell: (502) 229-1915

Jessica.Fletcher@education.ky.gov

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KHS Ky History Educ Conference

In Spotlight on January 10, 2019 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

A message from Claire Gwaltney at the Kentucky Historical Society:

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone has had a relaxing holiday season and is ready to jump into 2019!

And now that we’re in a new year I have a date to share with you: our annual Kentucky History Education Conference (KHEC) will be held July 17-19 and as usual, I am looking for individuals and groups interested in presenting on Thursday, July 18, our main conference day. Presenters will have their conference fee waived. Session proposals are due April 15. Additional information and session proposal forms can be found at: https://history.ky.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-KHEC-Call-for-Proposals.pdf

KHEC also features exhibitors from various education groups, libraries and museums. If you are interested in exhibiting, please register at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpjOEpFbo9XB4ihsLuYQg1qU1Eg-lEA5tw274Oaf8iT_hFZg/viewform Exhibitor registration is due July 5.

Not presenting or exhibiting but want to attend or help us spread the word? Registration is now open at: https://history.ky.gov/for-educators/professional-learning/

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. See you at KHEC!

Claire

 

Claire E. Gwaltney
Teacher Programs Manager
Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway │ Frankfort, KY 40601
502-782-8059
history.ky.gov

 

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Charles Roland

In Spotlight on May 4, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

 

Dr. Charles Roland

Charles P. Roland, a noted historian of the Civil War and the American military, chats with well-wishers at his 100th birthday party at the Univeristy of Kentucky. He holds a cane made by one of his grandfathers for the other.

Dr. Charles P. Roland, professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky and former president of the Southern Historical Association, was celebrated last month for his 100th birthday. See the blog about him by Tom Eblen (here), and a video of the event is published on YouTube here – complete with an Army color guard.

Dr. Roland’s wife, Allie Lee Roland, passed away a few days ago and the UK History Department staff wanted to alert us about the funeral arrangements.

Saturday, May 5 at Clark Legacy Center, 601 E. Brandon Road, Nicholasville, KY (phone 859-271-1111). Visitation from 2-4 pm and funeral at 4 PM.

We offer our condolences to Dr. Roland and his family.

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Barbara Bush

In Spotlight on April 25, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

Barbara Bush photo from Wikipedia

Barbara Pierce Bush (1925-2018)

Mike Purdy, presidential historian, has written an interesting blog post “Remembering Barbara Bush” that might be useful for your U.S. history or civics students. He compares Barbara Bush with Abigail Adams, the other other woman who was wife and mother to two presidents.

Check it out at http://presidentialhistory.com/2018/04/remembering-barbara-bush.html.

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KCSS statement

In Alerts,Spotlight on April 20, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , , ,

The Kentucky Council for the Social Studies (KCSS) has issued a statement advocating the inclusion of more Social Studies as a graduation requirement for Kentucky high school students. See the Kentucky Department of Education’s website on minimum requirements here: https://education.ky.gov/curriculum/hsgradreq/Pages/default.aspx

KCSS seeks to have more attention paid to civic health – and readiness for civic engagement as an adult. Read the KCSS statement on their website here:

http://www.kysscouncil.org/kcss-position-statements/graduate-requirements

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Immersive Storytelling

In Spotlight on April 12, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

Saw this article come through from the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research and thought how wonderful this would be if we pull historians together with other humanities folks (literature, music, the fine arts) and public history staff to build online experiences of historic sites here in Kentucky. What do you say?

“Immersive Storytelling in 360-Degree Videos: An Analysis of Interplay Between Narrative and Technical Immersion”
by Ahmed Elmezeny, Nina Edenhofer, Jeffrey Wimmer

https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/index.php/jvwr/article/view/7298

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