KET has wonderful resources for the Social Studies classroom! Through KET Encyclomedia, Kentucky teachers can search for high quality media in both Discovery Education and PBS LearningMedia. Each repository has thousands of resources for classroom use. Here are some examples from both of these repositories:
- Kentucky Capitol Resources
- Kentucky in the Classroom
- Kentucky’s Natural Heritage
- Social Studies Arts Toolkit
- Inspiring Middle School Literacy (Social Studies Topics)
- Explore Colonial Boston
- Western Expansion Interactive
- The United States Presidents Collection
If you are a Kentucky public school teacher and do not already have a username and password for Discovery Education, you will need to contact your KET Education Consultant or your School Media Specialist for assistance.
- America in the 20th Century (series)
- Video Yearbook Collection (series)
- The Interactive Atlas
- Animated Hero Classics (series)
- Speeches such as this one from President Kennedy on the the Cuban Missile Crisis
Be sure to explore the new Boardbuilder Tool for teachers and students. Here are a couple of great example boards:
These wonderful resources are not in the repositories listed above:
KET’s weekly 15-minute current events television program for upper elementary/middle school students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, “Letters to News Quiz,” and periodic “News Kids” features which may include reports submitted by students.
A multimedia project that immerses players in U.S. history content through free interactive games. Currently there are three games that address the Boston Massacre, the Underground Railroad and Western Expansion. These engaging interactive games include primary sources and activities for classroom use.
Seventy-five images related to the Civil War in Kentucky, ranging from medals and photographs to portraits and weapons. The goal is provide images of primary source artworks, artifacts, photographs, and documents that can be used to teach social studies and arts and humanities.
A music world tour plus videos and activities to explore instruments, the element of music, songwriting, and more.
An interactive social studies/arts resource showcasing music and dance from many cultures.