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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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Veterans Day 2014

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Election Day 2014

Don’t forget to vote on November 4, 2014 at your local polling place.  Ohio voters can also vote absentee ballot or  vote early at their county board of elections.  Go to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Voting and Elections Website and to…

Social Studies News


Support Letters for the World History Bill (SB 96) Needed!

OCSS Members, We are at a critical point with the World History Bill (OH SB 96).  After the bill passed the Senate Education Committee last Summer, we anticipated it being voted on by the Full Senate in the Fall.  That didn’t…


Founding of America Documents Program

Our friends at the Ohio Historical Society has developed a new program to help Ohio teachers implement the new learning standards and assessments items mandated by Ohio Senate Bill 165, also known as the “Founding of America Documents Bill.”  Go to for more…


Ohio Social Studies Supervisors Meetings

Matt Doran, Director, OCSS Supervisors Network (SupNet) 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 a…

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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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