Several links to organizations of interest to Social Studies teachers may be found at this location.
Kentucky Council for the Social Studies:This is an organization of social studies educators representing all levels:(elementary, middle, high school, college, and administration). An annual conference, newsletter, journal, and special professional events are programs for members. KCSS is an affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).
National Council for the Social Studies
Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies.
Kentucky Council on Economic Education
The Kentucky Council on Economic Education is your source for economic education curricula, personal finance programs, interdisciplinary classroom materials and teacher training. We have resources that can help you integrate economics into math, social studies, language arts, business, practical living, science, and technology.
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, our mission statement has grown broader to reflect our 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.
KATH (Kentucky Association of Teachers of History)
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 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 Environmental Education Council
The Kentucky Environmental Education Council was established to improve Kentuckians' understanding of their environment. Although our 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. Our goal is to provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make their own informed decisions about their environment. Included on the KEEC website are instructional materials including standards based units of study, primary through high school.
The Kentucky Summit on Civic Literacy on October 5, 2004 attracted more than 170 participants from all across the state and clearly indicated the Commonwealth's depth of concern about getting young Kentuckians more fully engaged in the civic life of their local communities, the state, and the nation.
Annenberg Classroom and Sunnylands Classroom offer, at no cost, classroom-ready civics education resources from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.