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    OCSS earns Gold Star Status

    The Ohio Council for the Social Studies is one of seven state councils to be recognized as a Gold Star NCSS Affiliate.


OCSS Mission Statement The Ohio Council for the Social Studies serves as the premier voice for social studies professionals in Ohio. We advocate for the vital role of social studies and assist educators through professional development for the delivery of…

2014 OCSS Conference

The theme of next 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 informed, engaged, and contributing members of our republic…

Save World History in Ohio

Ohio Senator Frank LaRose announces his intention to introduce a bill to require Ohio high school studies to take a World History course, in addition to American History and American Government as a part of the 3 credits they must…

Social Studies News


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…

OCSS Spring Classes

Proposed Online Courses

 Proposed Courses include: Why don’t you just tell me the answer?  A book study of Bruce Lesh’s book on Historical Thinking.  Social Studies with Reading, Writing, and Research at the Core – Part 2 Analyzing the Founding Documents Geospatial Thinking…


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…

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 execdirocss@sgmail.com 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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