KET Social Studies Resources
For the Classroom
Resources for Every Learning Environment
Kentucky in the Classroom
Mission 1: “For Crown or Colony?” puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. They encounter both Patriots and Loyalists, and when rising tensions result in the Boston Massacre, they must choose where their loyalties lie.
Mission 2: “Flight to Freedom,” players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky. As they navigate her escape and journey to Ohio, they discover that life in the “free” North is dangerous and difficult. In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act brings disaster. Will Lucy ever truly be free?
NEW! Mission 3: "A Cheyenne Odyssey," players will be Little Fox, a Cheyenne boy whose daily life is impacted by the encroachment of white settlers, railroad builders, and enforcement of the reservation system. The player will take part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Northern Cheyenne Odyssey, in which over 350 men, women, and children fled an Oklahoma reservation to their Montana home.
Other missions are planned for release in coming years.
Special KET Collections in PBS LearningMedia
KET Arts Toolkit
New! Beauty of Jasmine-Chinese music and dance concert is on PBS LearningMedia and is also an iBook .
The Visual Arts Toolkit: Arts & Culture section has been adapted to an iBook.
Little Rabbits is a new beautifully illustrated iBook that is adapted from a Chinese folktale.
A State Divided: Exploring the Civil War Through Images
Inspiring Middle School Literacy
These online self-paced lessons for blended learning are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topic.
The American Social Studies Collection: The Presidential Portraits
Lincoln: I, too, am a Kentuckian
Kentucky's National Parks
More from PBS LearningMedia
Life in a Native Kentucky Village - The scenes in this rollover interactive for grades 5-8, adapted from a mural at the Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site museum, depict typical village life of Native American Indians of the Mississippian culture. The village was occupied from 1100 AD until about 1350 AD.
- Teaching the Constitution - resources that support teaching the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution, grades 6-12.
- Picturing America - exploring America's past through art, grades 6-12.
- Kentucky's Unbridled Learning - PD for all levels and content areas.