Educator Resources

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.

Lesson Plans

These open as PDFs.

Grades 4 and/or 5

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

Grade 8

Object Observation and Analysis: A Soldier’s Essentials

Grade 11

John H. Rodman: Letters from a POW

Online Exhibits

Kentucky Military History Treasures

Beyond the Log Cabin: Kentucky’s Abraham Lincoln

Picturing America: Faces, Spaces and Places in Art