Resources for Social Studies

Ohio Social Studies Standards COVID-19 Gap Analysis

This document was created to assist educators in preparing instruction for the 2020-2021 academic year.  It will illuminate any gaps in learning that may have been created during the school building closure of 2020, in order to address them with students during the 2020-2021 academic year.  
K-8 Gap Analysis
High School Courses Gap Analysis 

Social Studies Virtual Meetups

Race and Racism Virtual Meetups

The Ohio Department of Education’s Social Studies team presents two Virtual Meetups to help understand race and racism in the United States today and help educators create tools to use in their classrooms to discuss race and racism. Both sessions will be recorded and be available on the Department’s website.

Cynthia A. Tyson, PhD., MSW, LSW, Professor, The Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology- Department of Teaching and Learning will be leading both sessions.

Race and Racism: Developing a Personal Understanding of Race and Racism 
Monday, July 20, 10:00am-11:30am 
Cynthia Tyson, PhD., MSW, LSW, Professor, The Ohio State University- College of Education and Human Ecology- Department of Teaching and Learning
This session is an introduction to race and racism and is intended for educators interested in learning about and teaching about race and racism but have questions and are unsure where to start looking for answers. This session will provide a safe space to ask questions, listen and reflect on race and racism in the United States today. The session will be recorded and posted on the Department’s website.

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Teaching About Racism: Assembling a Teachers’ Toolkit 
Wednesday, July 29, 3:00pm-4:30pm 
Cynthia Tyson, Professor, PhD., MSW, LSW, Professor, The Ohio State University- College of Education and Human Ecology- Department of Teaching and Learning. 
This session will help teachers create a toolkit of skills that can be used to teach about race and racism in their classrooms. It is designed for educators who want to teach about race and racism but need more background information, resources and confidence to teach these topics. The session will be recorded and posted on the Department’s website.
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Recordings of Previous Virtual Meetups

Discovering History Through Archaeology: how we know what we think we know about the unwritten past
Dr. Brad Lepper
Senior Curator of Archaeology at the Ohio History Connection
Any educator who teaches about ancient civilizations and the prehistoric past, can learn from Dr. Brad Lepper about how historians know about prehistoric peoples and civilizations. (The first minute is missing.)

Inquiry Based Global Learning in the Social Studies Classroom
Dr. Brad Maguth
Director, H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education
Associate Professor, Social Studies Education
This session focused on inquiry-based global learning in the social studies classroom. Free online tools and resources were shared with participants.

Genoa Area Local Schools: Tools and Ideas for Teaching Remotely (all grades and content areas
Educators from Genoa Area Local School share their experiences using choice boards and sharing them with their students electronically. Many diverse strategies and resources are shared during the presentation.

A Tale of Two Teachers
This series showcased two Ohio teachers who developed platforms for students and parents to follow at home and a methodology for students to provide evidence of learning. Part 1 and Part 2 each featured one teacher who shared details of what she developed to teach in an online environment.

Social Studies Ideas for Students with Little or No Access to Technology

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy - Question Starters 
For K-Grade 6 Students
For Grade 7-High School Students

Making the Case for Elementary Social Studies

Professional Resources for Social Studies

Making Career Connections in Social Studies: Thinking Like A...
(courtesy of the Iowa Department of Education)

Additional Resources and Tools

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