Posts Tagged ‘civic action’


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:

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:



New KATH Board

In Business Meeting,KATH Conference on October 20, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

Last Saturday the 2013-14 KATH Board‘s Nominating Committee presented a slate of nominees for the 2014-15 Board at this year’s Annual Meeting. All current members of KATH (including registrants of this year’s Meeting) are eligible to vote. Nominations were taken from the floor, and the following individuals were unanimously acclaimed as the 2014-15 Board’s Executive Committee.

KATH Executive Committee, 2014-15

Angela Ash, Owensboro Community & Technical College

Megan Mummey, University of Kentucky

Past President
Pattie Dillon, Spalding University**

Community Colleges Representative
Jake Gibbs, Bluegrass Community & Technical College**

Private/Indep. Colleges & Univ. Representative
Deonte Hallowell, Spalding University

Public Comprehensive Universities Representative
Andrea Watkins, Northern Kentucky University**

Research Universities Representative
Sara Abdmishani Price, University of Kentucky**

Public Historians Representative
Kate Hesseldenz, Liberty Hall Historic Site

Librarian/Archivist Representative
Nomination by Dr. Melissa McEuen from the floor – Lisa Nichols of Transylvania University – voting by the membership will be requested later once Ms. Nichols has accepted the nomination.

K-12 Representatives (two)
Nominations from the floor were presented but voting will be requested later once the candidates have accepted the nominations.

At-Large Representative
Nomination from the floor and accepted by the candidate – Brent E. Taylor of Western Kentucky Community & Technical College

**Fulfilling second year of term – see the list of 2013-14 KATH Board members here.



Teaching for Civic Purposes

Another one of the sessions at the upcoming KATH Annual Meeting, October 18th, is “’They are rising—all are rising’: Teaching Civil Rights for Civic Purposes” led by Dr. Linda Levstik, University of Kentucky College of Education. Dr. Levstik describes her session as follows:

Linda Levstik

Dr. Linda Levstik

In 1999, a history teacher in Massachusetts, Scott Culclasure, wrote that because history is our creation, we are responsible to each other for choosing to tell some stories and to leave others untold. In this session we will consider the civic consequences of shifting our historical gaze from pivotal individuals in the Civil Rights Movement to the collective power of ordinary people taking civic action in extraordinary times.

Sign up for the KATH Annual Meeting today!

Use our online registration form or contact Dr. Alana Cain Scott, KATH Treasurer, at

Looking forward to seeing you in Louisville at the conference.

Posted September 16, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth

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