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The Center for Advancing America’s Heritage Participates In Kentucky Council for the Social Studies



On October 10 – 11, 2012 The Center for Advancing America’s Heritage (CAAH) participated in the Kentucky Council for the Social Studies Conference in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Acting Center Director Colleen Wilson and Assistant Librarian / Archivist Rae Ann Sauer attended this well respected conference offering seminars addressing key social studies topics. Over 150 social studies teachers from across the state learned about the latest developments in the Core Curriculum Standards currently under implementation in 22 states. Seminar topics also discussed Women in the American Revolution, Interpreting Difficult History, and Incorporating Literacy in the social studies classroom.


In the exhibition hall, the SAR booth highlighted educational initiatives offered by the CAAH. Teachers discussed with Wilson and Sauer field trip opportunities at the NSSAR that would engage their students in the American Revolution. Important information was shared with educators concerning the national and state standards addressed by CAAH programs. Eastern Kentucky teachers were able to learn more about this year’s Steele Reese Program that offers professional development as well as a day long interactive field trip for their students from these under served counties.


Other conference exhibitors included The McConnell Center from the University of Louisville, Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Geographic Alliance. Participation at this state conference keeps The Center’s staff current on Kentucky’s educational trends and promotes The Center’s mission to a select audience of social studies teachers.