Resources: Ohio's New Learning Standards: K-12 Social Studies

The documents and aids below provide almost everything educators need to understand and implement the Ohio's New Learning Standards: K-12 Social Studies. Learn about the global context in which the standards were developed, compare them with Ohio's 2002 social studies standards and see how they are sucessfully implemented in the classroom.

Support Materials 

Implementation Tools

Alignment Toolkit Phase 2: Revision of District Curriculum

These tools create a framework from the standards and model curriculum for planning units around big ideas/concepts, sequencing units to the school year, intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary connections, diverse learner considerations, technology integration, assessment practices (formative, summative and performance-based) and resources.


  • Video Instruction
    Help guide users through the transitioning and implementation steps.

Professional Resources for Social Studies


Last Modified: 8/1/2014 10:19:59 AM

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