Social Studies

Published: 5/10/2016 1:03 PM

​Use the links below and to the left to find helpful Social Studies resources!


Learn, Lead and Launch (L3) Social Studies Summit Series - June 2016 – Register Today!

The Kentucky Department of Education presents the L3 Summit Series - where K-12 teachers share and model how they implement best practices in the social studies classroom. These free professional learning opportunities, presented by teacher leaders, will enable attendees to:

  • Learn new social studies-related strategies that engage and motivate students
  • Model what works in the classroom
  • Dig into effective strategies for improved student achievement
  • Gain deeper understanding of inquiry practices

In addition, for those who want to share effective practices, there will be 30-minute open sessions.
Registration and additional information can be found here.  Download an informational flyer here.

​Proposed Social Studies for the Next Generation
Through a collaborative and informed writing process, future-oriented standards, which respond to the demands of global competencies and 21st century learning, are proposed. With the creation of flexible, forward-thinking standards, we have an opportunity to transform social studies education in our Commonwealth.
Social Studies Curriculum Documents and Resources
Links to the Program of Studies, Depth of Knowledge Support Materials, Literacy in History/Social Studies and the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework.
Kentucky Social Studies Leadership Networks
Kentucky's system of Leadership Networks is designed to build the capacity of district leadership teams throughout the Commonwealth to fully implement the requirements of Senate Bill 1 (2009).
Laws and Regulations
This page provides resources for the implementation of activities and lessons relating to the passage of state laws and regulations.
Social Studies Assessments
This page provides links to social studies assessment standards and other information related to Kentucky's social studies assessment program.
Professional Organizations and Kentucky Resources
This page provides links to professional organizations and Kentucky resources for social studies.
Social Studies Web Links and Internet Resources
This page provides links of interest for social studies teachers and students.
Social Studies Today: the New and the Now
This page provides links to all the issues of KDE's Social Studies Newsletter.
Jennifer Fraker
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848