Social Studies

Ohio educators, many of whom engage daily with Ohio students, drove the process to make improvements to Ohio’s Learning Standards for Social Studies as part of a periodic review. In many cases, the changes reflect instruction already taking place in Ohio’s classrooms. The clarifications in the revised standards will guide districts in modifying, but not replacing, their existing local curriculum, instructional plans and materials. In addition to the standards that are available now, the work of updating the model curriculum is currently ongoing and will provide additional resources to help educators learn about, and begin using, the revised standards. The model curriculum includes the content elaborations and expectations for learning which will further guide classroom instruction. The model curriculum will also include resources to help support instruction.

The 2018-2019 school year will provide time for districts to transition to the new standards. The high school American history and American government state assessments will be aligned to the 2010 standards for the 2018-2019 school year. Implementation of the revised standards with the adjusted state tests will occur in the 2019-2020 school year.

Ohio's Learning Standards for Social Studies (adopted 2010)

Click HERE to view Ohio's Learning Standards for Social Studies adopted in 2010.

Ohio's Learning Standards for Social Studies (revised 2018)

Addtional Resources for Diverse Learners

Model Curricula (aligned to 2010 standards)

In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula.



Last Modified: 10/11/2018 3:49:34 PM

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