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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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Civics Ed workshops

In Alerts on May 28, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

The Kentucky Department of Education will host the 2017 Kentucky Civics Symposium to promote best practices in civic education. This symposium will occur 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in three locations across the state:

  • June 19 – Frankfort, Old Capitol Building and Kentucky Historical Society
  • July 10 – Elizabethtown, Hardin County Schools Early College and Career Center
  • July 14 – Ashland, Kentucky Educational Development Corporation

Join us as speakers provide educators with hands-on support in creating civic curricula with robust, relevant learning experiences for students in an effort to promote the “doing” of social studies through action civics. You can:

  • learn new social studies-related strategies that engage and motivate students;
  • dig into effective strategies for improved student achievement; and
  • gain a deeper understanding of civics best practices.

Information regarding the new citizenship test will be provided. [See Senate Bill 159 signed into law in March that requires all public high school students to pass a civics test in order to receive a regular diploma.]

Register for this event by clicking here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/kdecivics). For more information, see the attached flyer or contact Lauren Gallicchio, KDE’s social studies consultant.

Lauren Gallicchio, NBCT
Social Studies Academic Program Consultant
Division of Program Standards
Office of Teaching and Learning
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd, 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-9850, ext. 4140
lauren.gallicchio@education.ky.gov

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