Civic Education for KY Teachers

The McConnell Center's Civic Education Program regularly conducts educational programs for Kentucky's primary and secondary teachers focused on developing a strong knowledge of American history and fostering creative thinking about the possibilities and problems of citizenship in the twenty-first century.

Overview

The McConnell Center began civic education projects to help Kentuckians address the national problem of declining classroom emphasis on American history and civic education, abysmal student knowledge of the American Constitution and political processes, and a growing detachment of young people from the political process.

The Civic Education Program is a non-profit, non-partisan series established to improve Kentucky's understanding of its own history; assist Kentucky citizens in developing a better understanding of the American Constitution and American history; and encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics.

The McConnell Center conducts educational programs for teachers, students (both high school and college), and the general public focused on developing a strong knowledge of American history and fostering creative thinking about the possibilities and problems of citizenship in the twenty-first century.

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Professional Development

Past Professional Development

Teacher Scholars Program

AP Saturdays

Traveling Trunk Project

We the People

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