Large horse receives affection from child
Zaylon, a kindergarten student from Scott County Schools meets Sugar Cookie.

Elementary School Modules

The Impact of African American Jockeys on Kentucky Communities

Created by Wendy Young

Students will be introduced to prominent African American Kentucky horsemen/women. The purpose of this lesson is for students to discover the impact African American Kentuckians in the horse industry had on their community.

 

Isaac Murphy: The Gentle Jockey

Created by Azra Terzich

Students will learn about the prominent African American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy who lived in Kentucky. The main purpose of this lesson is for students to recognize the impact that African Americans who worked in the horse industry had on their community and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

The Life and Legacy of William "Billy" Walker, Jr

Created by Felicia Smyzer

This module is to help young learners grasp and understand the importance and impact that African Americans had on horseracing and the impact it holds today.

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