FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 30, 2004) – A series of videoconferences on Kentucky heritage themes will begin in November for public school students. The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is using grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to conduct programs via the Kentucky Tele-Linking Network (KTLN). Working with an advisory group of teachers and technology coordinators, KHS educators are developing the content for seven conferences, each of which will take place twice during the 2004-2005 school year.
Each hour-long program will include several components, such as museum theatre performances; video segments; opportunities to interview an expert; and student activities based on artifacts, primary sources and creative dramatics. A maximum of three schools can participate in each conference, which will originate in Frankfort.
Elementary-level programs scheduled for November will include “Adena Traders” (Nov. 10 and 18), “Prehistoric Kentucky” (Nov. 5 and 17) and “Lewis and Clark and the Land” (Nov. 3 and 12). Fall programs at the middle-school level include “Kentucky Folklife: Latino Dance” (Nov. 30 and Dec. 7).
Programs planned for 2005 will include a middle-school program on “Songs of the Underground Railroad” and secondary-level programs on “Coal Culture in Depression-era Kentucky” and “Civil Rights and the Cold War in Kentucky.”
For information, contact Vicky Middleswarth at (502) 564-1792, Ext. 4425, or email@example.com. To find out the location of the KTLN facility nearest your school, visit the KTLN Web site at www.ktln.org.
The Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum and its five-year-old headquarters, the Kentucky History Center. Since 1999, the thirty-million dollar History Center has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.