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Coal Education Curriculum

Linking Coal to our Past, Present and our Future

The materials included in our curriculum were developed for use in educating students throughout Kentucky about the history of coal mining and the need for coal mining in Kentucky. This project has been a partnership between the Energy and Environment Cabinet, the Kentucky Coal Museum and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Although this project was developed primarily for Kentucky School teachers and students, much of the material is universal in nature and can be used without modification. On the other hand, you may wish to consider modifying some of the content to better represent your state or local situation, feel free to do so.

Coal mining has played a vital role in the daily lives of the residents in Kentucky. We feel that it is important to help expand knowledge of coal mining, the technologies used in mining, and culture/heritage of the family life of coal miners so that future generations will better understand and appreciate the complex world in which we live.

If you would like additional information regarding this project please contact us at the Kentucky Coal Museum by phone, 606.848.1530 or e-mail us. Thank you for your interest in coal mining. We hope our materials will benefit you and your students

Phyllis Sizemore
Kentucky Coal Museum Curator