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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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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…

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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…


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…

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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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