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Advocacy

The Ohio Council for the Social Studies continues to advocate for the importance of social studies education in Ohio schools.  Over the past 5 years, we have focused our efforts on the restoration of state social studies assessments at the…

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Founding Documents Resources

Have resources to share?  CLICK HERE to access the Google Document embedded below and to add a link to one of the blank lines at bottom of the table.  Use the slider bar to the right to move the document up…

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iCivics Ohio

           The Capitol Square Foundation, the John Glenn College at The Ohio State University, and iCivics today announced a partnership to create a web-based, interactive citizenship curriculum that will focus on Ohio civics education. This resource will…

Social Studies News

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Click Here to Access Official Ballot Background and Explanation of Proposed Changes

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Self Organized Learning Environments

If you are looking for an effective way to conduct an inquiry in your classroom and have your students rediscover the joy of  learning.  Try a SOLE! 01 INTRODUCTION What is a SOLE? Why set up a SOLE? The SOLE…

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Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make…

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Ohio Social Studies Supervisors Meetings

Matt Doran, Director, OCSS Supervisors Network (SupNet) ocsssupnet@gmail.com  The Social Studies Supervisors Network (OCSS SUPNet) is a working group for social studies leaders (curriculum specialists, supervisors, academic coaches, teacher-leaders, etc.) in Ohio schools. We typically meet three to four times…

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Teachers Guides for Ohio’s New State Social Studies Assessments

Click on the links below: Ohio’s New State Tests: Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide (Revised with sample test items, October 2014) Ohio’s New State Tests: Grade 4 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide (Revised with samples test items, October 2014) Ohio’s New State…

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Intermediate Grades SS Resource Portal Open

Intermediate Grades Teachers, Do you have a great lesson or resource to share?  Are you looking for a lesson to fill a gap in your curricular materials for grades 4, 5 or 6?  The Ohio Social Studies Supervisors’ Network (OCSS…

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