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Presentation Proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2017 OCSS Conference Conference Presentation Proposal Information Form

2017 OCSS Executive Board Election Results

  Here are the results of the 2017 OCSS Board Election   Higher Education Representative Full Term Commencing January 1, 2017 Prentice Chandler Southeast Representative Full Term Commencing January 1, 2017 Karen Fielder Vice President Full Term Commencing January 1,…

Social Studies News

Statehood Day 2016

Join OCSS at the Ohio Statehouse for the Statehood Day Celebration on February 27, 2014. We will be lobbying State Representatives and Senators for the passage of SB 96, the World History Bill and to support History and Social Studies Education in Ohio.

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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SS for the 21st Century

CLICK HERE to view Matt Doran’s Blog about Social Studies for the 21st Century

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