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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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2014 OCSS Conference

Register for the 2014 OCSS Annual Fall Conference today! The theme of this year’s conference, Civil Literacy:  Taking Informed Action, emphasizes the need for civic education and the literacy skills our students need to mature and grow into their role as…

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Professional Development

The Ohio Council for the Social Studies offers online professional development courses, regional workshops, and state conferences.  OCSS is developing more online courses and regional workshops to meet the needs of Ohio’s Social Studies Educators this Fall.  Look for more…

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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…

Board Nominations

Consider running for a position on the OCSS Executive Board.  We will be holding elections during the Spring of 2014 for the following positions: Secretary Treasurer Primary Representative Middle School Representative Higher Education Representative Regional Representatives from the Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest Regions of the State Please contact Executive Director, Dan Langen, at if you are  interested running for an OCSS Executive Board position by March 31, 2014.  We have an immediate need for…

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Award Nominations

The Ohio Council for the Social Studies presents numerous awards annually at its state conference. The awards are intended to recognize and honor outstanding Social Studies educators throughout Ohio. This year’s conference will held on September 29-30, 2014 at the…

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2014 Conference Proposals

We are now accepting session proposals for the 2014 OCSS Conference. The theme of next year’s conference Civic Literacy: Taking Informed Action reflects OCSS’s work to assist Ohio’s teachers in their efforts prepare students for new state level testing and…

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