Students and teachers also discussed upcoming changes in Kentucky’s social studies standards, including the fact that the middle school curriculum covering history ends in 1877. There are arguably thousands of important events taking place between 1877 and today that aren’t necessarily covered in school, yet are vitally important for students to know and understand.
The assignment asked students to explore the past 100 years of history to identify an event they believed was important enough to be included in the school’s curriculum. After choosing their event, students conducted research to create a Modern History Museum display to inform and convince others why this aspect of modern history is important for middle school students to know.
Throughout the day Friday, eighth grade students presented their findings to each other, as well as sixth and seventh grade students in an overall day of learning at HCMS.