Ohio Social
Studies Signal

Ohio Social
Studies Signal

Updates from the Ohio Department of Education

1/2/2019

New social studies and science websites

Ohio’s social studies and science 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.