"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The Kentucky Council of Social Studies is dedicated to keeping our members connected to the wider social studies community. Scroll down to find information on Kentucky social studies organizations, weblinks, and professional development opportunities:
Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice An organization who thinks globally and works locally here in central Kentucky for a world that is more just, free from the scourge of war and more sustainable. Resources to promote nonviolent solutions to conflict, equitable distribution of the world’s resources, acceptance of diversity in people, political systems and beliefs, respect for the dignity of every individual, and human rights for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation.
Filson Historical Society Kentucky's oldest privately supported Historical Society, founded in 1884. They have been collecting and preserving Kentucky and the Ohio Valley region's significant stories for 130 years. You can search many of their online collections, or visit to access their extensive archives and museum artifacts.
Frazier History Museum The Frazier History Museum is where the world meets Kentucky, bringing history to life for visitors through ever-changing and interactive exhibits, extraordinary artifacts, exceptional special events, and live performances designed to ignite the human spirit every day.
Kentucky Association of Teachers of History (KATH) KATH is an interdisciplinary service organization for all those concerned about improving the quality of history education in Kentucky. Members include elementary, middle school, high school, and college and university teachers, as well as administrators and public historians.
Kentucky C3 Teachers Hub The Kentucky C3 Hub connects educators to inquiry resources and innovations taking place at the University of Kentucky in order to inspire highly effective teaching and learning across the Commonwealth and beyond.
Kentucky Council on Economic Education The Kentucky Council and its Centers offer resources and training for teachers that focus on KCEE curricula that have been aligned with the Core Content and can guide teachers as they integrate economics, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy into subjects like, social studies, math, arts and humanities, practical living, language arts, science, business, and economics.
KET: Kentucky Educational Television KET is Kentucky's preeminent public media organization. They are an innovative producer of digital education tools for the classroom and Kentucky's highest-quality source for public affairs and arts programming - on television and digital platforms. They offer opportunities for people everywhere to keep learning throughout their lives.
Kentucky Environmental Education Council The Kentucky Environmental Education Council was established to improve Kentuckians' understanding of their environment. Although their major focus is primary and secondary education, the Council also works with colleges and universities, businesses, local governments, private organizations and citizens; in fact, anyone who wishes to help themselves or their students better understand our relationship to the natural world. Their goal is to provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make their own informed decisions about the environment. Included on the KEEC website are instructional materials including standards based units of study, primary through high school.
Kentucky Geographic Alliance The mission of the Kentucky Geographic Alliance is to establish a network of all those interested in geographic education and to serve as a conduit through which ideas concepts, information, and materials can be disseminated throughout the Commonwealth. The KGA provides an opportunity for Kentucky educators and professionals to be involved in the quality of education within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Kentucky Heritage Council The Heritage Council is a repository of a priceless assemblage of survey forms, maps, photographs and other images in its unique archival collection of inventories of historic structures and archaeological sites in the state.
Kentucky Historical Society The Kentucky Historical Society was founded in 1836 to collect and preserve the artifacts, papers and other documentation of Kentucky's history. Now in the 21st century, their mission statement has grown broader to reflect their place in the global community. The mission of the Kentucky Historical Society is: The Kentucky Historical Society exists to engage all people in the discovery and interpretation of Kentucky's past.
Kentucky Humanities Council The Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. KHC's focus is around telling Kentucky's story...our pride, our glory.
Kentucky United Nations Assembly The Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) is a three-day experiential learning conference in which students participate directly in simulated international diplomacy. KUNA offers students the opportunity to experience the richness of cultures from around the world, develop empathy, and hone their critical thinking skills while engaging with a wide variety of perspectives and global issues.
Muhammad Ali Center: Generation Ali Guided by Muhammad Ali's six core principles, the Muhammad Ali Center features an interactive museum, educational programming, and special events to inspire young adults and adults to pursue greatness in their own lives, communities and countries.
World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana The World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana provides opportunities for the residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana to engage in international issues and global leaders. Our vision is to be the premier regional organization that enhances global economic and political awareness among our constituents. We bring the world to you!
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