Strategies for Using the Cultural Center as a Learning Resource
South Central Kentucky Cultural Center (SCKCC) is a unique and valuable community resource that can be used as a learning tool to enrich students' learning. Many students do not have a frame of reference for historic sequence. The museum provides a visual opportunity for students to SEE history, not just talk or read about it in the classroom. The museum is organized chronologically. The first floor begins with fossils and depicts prehistoric times followed by early settlement. The second floor begins with a military section followed by the victorian period, the early 1900's, to Prohibition, a 40's kitchen, a town square, and the Snavely Gallery houses changing exhibits offering visitors a view of local artists' work and local history topics.
1. Student visitors from preschool through college see many artifacts in the museum that trigger questions and reveal things they have never seen before or only read about in assignments.
2. We would be delighted to showcase classroom projects/assignments that relate to Kentucky history and the history of the Barrens Region. Classrooms may display completed works for a day or two, or up to a month.
3. Student groups are encouraged to tour with classes they attend. Tour groups are asked to provide a donation of $1.00 per student to the museum.
4. From time to time we have special exhibits and events that are promoted on our Facebook and web pages.
5. Some faculty pair a visit to the museum with lunch at a local restaurant as a reward for student accomplishment, or pair a visit to the Court House with a visit to the museum to learn about county government and the history of the Barrens.
Consider visiting the SCKCC with your students. Please call 270-651-9792 if you have questions, would like to create assignments for your students using SCKCC resources, or would like to schedule a group visit. We look forward to working with educators.
The following are classroom lessons developed for use with visiting student groups based on grade level.
1st and 2nd Grade
3rd and 4th Grade
5th and 6th Grade
5th and 6th Grade
7th and 8th Grade
High School Level