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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…

Founding Documents

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…

King Honoring the Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Look for classroom Resources and events in the buckeye state honoring the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the near future.

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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