Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Kentucky History Education Conference on July 15
Frankfort, KY (June 24, 2010)—The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host the Kentucky History Education Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 15 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures and Consequences,” and the conference will feature presentations from Kentucky’s premier historians.
George Herring, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky will provide the lunchtime keynote address—“Looking Back, Thinking Ahead: U.S. Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective.”
Other sessions and presentations include:
- “Not a Pariah, but a Keystone: Kentucky and Secession,” Thomas Mackey, Ph.D., University of Louisville;
- “Using Drama with Primary Sources,” Greg Hardison and Rebecca Hanley, KHS;
- “Digital Storytelling,” Dr. Chad Berry, Berea College;
- “The Struggle for Equal Rights: Community Debate and Conflict in Louisville, Kentucky,” Tracy K’Meyer, Ph.D. University of Louisville;
- “Using Art as a Primary Source,” Mike Deetsch, KHS;
- “Incorporating National History Day into Your Teaching,” Melissa Singleton, Rockcastle County Middle School;
- “American Diplomacy and American Indian Treaties,” John Bowes, Ph.D., Eastern Kentucky University;
- “Using Historical Fiction in Your Classroom,” Sandy Stults, Bluegrass Heritage Museum;
- “Kentucky’s Great Compromiser: Statesman Henry Clay, 1810-1850,” Eric Brooks, Ashland—The Henry Clay Estate;
- “Essential Questions, Historical Questions,” Stephanie Smith, Harlan County Christian School; and
- “Why You Should Start a Kentucky Junior Historical Society Club in Your School,” Jeff Kinney, Eastside Elementary School.
The cost of the conference, which includes lunch, refreshments and teacher materials, is $45 for members of KHS, Kentucky Association for Teachers of History and Kentucky Council for Social Studies, and $50 for all other guests. Registration must be received by Tuesday, July 6. For more information, including a registration form, contact Tim Talbott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-1792.