F. Kevin Simon History Symposium

  

In the fall of 2002, the Sayre School Board of Trustees unanimously approved endowing and renaming the nationally recognized program known as the David A. Sayre History Symposium to honor its founder and director from 1985 - 2002, F. Kevin Simon.

 

David A. Sayre History Symposium Programs, 1985-2002


F. Kevin Simon History Symposium Programs, 2003-2014

 

Kevin’s vision for the History Symposium was to enhance teacher awareness of American history and to foster a heightened atmosphere of collegiality among history teachers.  Teachers have a unique opportunity to personally meet noted historians whose scholarly expertise is matched by their commitment to the teaching of history
at the secondary level.

 

The 31st F. Kevin Simon History Symposium

War and Memory: American and European Perspectives on the Great War, 1914-1918

February 25, 2017

History Symposium Speakers 2014

Photographed on the left: Kathryn Culligan Simon,
Symposium committee member; and speakers Robert Moss
and Michael Veach. Photographed on the right:
Bettina Morrish, Sayre History Department Chair; and
speaker Deborah Fitzgerald and Stephen Manella,
Sayre
Head of School.

The 30th Anniversary of the F. Kevin Simon History Symposium

Sayre School’s 30th anniversary of the F. Kevin Simon History Symposium for secondary history and social studies teachers took place on February 27, 2016 on the Sayre campus. "The "Big 80's": American Politics and Popular Culture in the Age of Reagan."

In 2002 the symposium was named in memory and honor of its founder and director, F. Kevin Simon. According to Head of School Stephen Manella, "Imagine a professional development experience that intertwines scholarly expertise, colleagiality, and intellectual stimulation all at no cost to the participants. That is Sayre's F. Kevin Simon Symposium and for nearly three decades secondary level history teachers from Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana have benefited from this unique program."

 

 


The "Big 80's": American Politics and Popular Culture in the Age of Reagan

2016 Featured Speakers:

Andrew Hartman, Illinois State University

Jennifer Brier, University of Illinois-Chicago
Teaching AIDS/Teaching the 1980s: How to Use LGBT History to Understand Reagan's America

Cheryl Keyes, University of California, Los Angeles
"Fight the Power": Hip Hop, Reaganomics, & The New World Order

 

 F. Kevin Simon History Symposium
Sayre School
194 North Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507
Fax: (859) 231-0508
Phone: (859) 254-1361
rgoodman@sayreschool.org

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