Transition Tools and Resources for Ohio's New Learning Standards: K-12 Social Studies

The documents and aids below provide educators support needed to understand and implement the Ohio's New Learning Standards. 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

Make your classroom's transition to the Ohio's New Learning Standards in Social Studies easy using the tools and aids you'll find below.

Alignment Toolkit Phase 1: Gap Analysis - This tool allows educators to closely examine the Ohio's New Learning Standards and Model Curricula to determine the degree to which their current curriculum addresses the concepts and skills found there, as well as see the required cognitive levels.

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.

Alignment Toolkit Phase 3: Implementation - These tools deliver support to educators as they implement Ohio’s New Learning Standards. They are sorted into three categories: curriculum, instruction and assessment. 

Professional Resources for Social Studies

Social Studies Resource Organizations

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