Learn about Kentucky’s history in the classroom.
Use this material as stand-alone units or as supplements to a visit to the Kentucky Historical Society.
These open as PDFs.
Grades 4 and/or 5
Cartoons are not just for fun
The Home Front Effort and the Changing Tide
A Difficult Choice: Kentucky Families and the Civil War
Life as a Drummer Boy: Kentuckian William Horsfall
Object Observation & Analysis: A Surveyor’s Essentials
Analyzing a Photograph: The Assassination of Gov. William Goebel, 1900
Analyzing a Photograph: The Last Legislative Session at the Old State Capitol, 1908
Analyzing a Portrait: The Story of Julius Richner, Franklin County, KY Bugler
Desegregating Schools in Kentucky: Enforcing Equality in Sturgis, 1956
Race and Recruitment: Breaking Racial Barriers through the US Armed Forces
Soldiering as a Career: A Civic Duty?
‘The Kind Ladies of Ky.’: Civil War Prisoners of War
Object Observation and Analysis: A Soldier’s Essentials
A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier
Military Notification of Death
Kentucky and Bataan: Time of Courage and Sacrifice
Learning from Louisville’s Civil War Monuments
John H. Rodman: Letters from a POW
Past Online Exhibits
Kentucky Military History Treasures
Beyond the Log Cabin