Kentucky State Capitol Centennial Celebration

Published: 3/21/2014 11:40 AM

The Kentucky Department of Education has compiled a list of resources for teachers to use in their instruction about the Kentucky State Capitol Centennial Celebration.


​Resources include newspaper articles, videos, maps, digital images and historical data about the Kentucky State Capitol building.

4th grade Combined Curriculum document
Students will understand that history is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature and a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources) are needed to analyze and understand historical events.
Students will use information from print and non-print sources (e.g., documents, informational passages/texts, interviews, digital and environmental):

a) examine and compare factual and fictional accounts of historical events in Kentucky’s history
c) describe the significance of historical documents, symbols, and songs related to Kentucky’s history (e.g., Kentucky’s Constitution, state flag, state song)
Students will identify significant historical documents, symbols, songs and selected readings (e.g., state flag, United We Stand, Divided We Fall, My Old Kentucky Home,) specific to Kentucky and explain their historical significance. DOK 2

Division of Historic Properties - The Division of Historic Properties (DHP) is responsible for the preservation, conservation, and cyclical maintenance of The New State Capitol. The planning for a weekend of festivities to celebrate the Centennial of our Kentucky State Capitol is well under way and some exciting events will be taking place in and around the Capitol building on June 4-5th, 2010. Check the web-site for event details and educational resources.

Kentucky Educational Television – Kentucky Educational Television will be covering the Capitol Centennial Celebrations with a live broadcast from 2:00 – 3:30 on June 5th. They will also be producing an hour long documentary on the Capitol building: its history, the clock, the dolls, the new murals, the renovation, and the architecture.

Kentucky Historical Society – The Kentucky History Center will have a case exhibit on display at the Capitol Centennial Celebration gala and at the Kentucky Historical Society through the month of June

Kentucky State Capitol – This new site contains information about the Capitol Centennial Celebration and will also be a permanent site for information about the capitol building with virtual tours and resources to schedule a visit

Kyleidoscope - The Kentuckiana Digital Library is your gateway to rare and unique digitized collections housed in Kentucky archives. These digital collections are built to enhance scholarship, research and lifelong learning. Kyleidoscope is an initiative of the Kentucky Virtual Library’s Kentuckiana Digital Library that seeks to create convenient avenues for educators to access primary sources regarding the history of Kentucky. Kyleidoscope bundles together related sources and places them within brief historical contexts. (50 Images)


Lexington Herald Leader
Two articles written by Tom Eblen, is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Kentucky.
Jennifer Fraker
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
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