Three credits for social studies are required for high school graduation. These credits must incorporate the five social studies disciplines of U.S. history, economics, government, world geography, and world civilization. Districts and schools can arrange the essential content within the three-credit requirement to best meet their need.
Voting and Elections
The Kentucky Department of Education has provided this information to support schools in teaching students the importance of voting. These resources will allow teachers easy access to downloadable voter registration cards, election ballots and lesson plans that will shape Kentucky students into actively engaged citizens to support the Commonwealth.Teaching Tools
Welcome to Teaching Tools! We've designed Teaching Tools to provide teachers, schools and districts with a Web-based community of learning. This is where you can share standards-based resources as you strive to move your students to proficiency and beyond.
A listserv designed to facilitate the sharing of timely information related to social studies teaching and learning. (KYSOCSTU)
The University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Workgroup on Civic Education and Engagement host The Kentucky Teacher Network for Civic Education and Engagement.
Financial Literacy and Personal Finance
The Kentucky Department of Education has created this web page to provide resources to all schools in Kentucky concerning financial literacy and personal finance. Financial literacy is incorporated in the Practical Living/Vocational Studies program, beginning at the primary level and continuing all the way through high school. It is also important to make connections between financial literacy and the economics subdomain of the social studies standards where possible and appropriate.