Updates from the Ohio Department of Education
New social studies and science websites
Ohio’s social studies
websites have new designs.
Change in transition and implementation of new standards for social studies and science
A change in the timeline
for the implementation of the 2018 Ohio’s Learning Standards for Social Studies will provide districts more time to align instruction and resources. The 2019-2020 school year will be the transition year for the revised standards. Implementation of the new standards and the adjusted state tests will be in the 2020-2021 school year. Approval for the revised model curricula for social studies, science and financial literacy is scheduled for April.
Marginalization of Social Studies graphic
A Marginalization of Social Studies graphic
provides support on the importance of teaching social studies, especially in the elementary grades. It is a product of the Social Studies Collaborative of which the Ohio Department of Education is a part.