The Kentucky Derby is the longest continually-held sporting event in America. On the first Saturday in May each year, you’ll find thousands watching America’s Greatest Race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky — and millions more around the world watching on television.
Explore the history and traditions surrounding Kentucky’s most famous thoroughbred horse race with this new Kentucky Derby episode from KET’s Social Studies Shorts collection on PBS LearningMedia.
Social Studies Shorts introduces social studies and civics topics, from here in Kentucky to the nation and the world. Episodes are accompanied by discussion prompts, activity ideas, vocabulary and a short printable quiz.