Ohio Social
Studies Signal

Ohio Social
Studies Signal

Contact Information

Dwight Groce

Social Studies Consultant
(P) 614-387-3200
dwight.groce@education.ohio.gov

Ohio Social Studies Signal Newsletter

Ohio Department of Education Newsletter

The Ohio Social Studies Signal Newsletter provides timely information to social studies educators regarding important news from ODE, professional development opportunities and classroom resources.

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2/1/2016

February 2016

February Social Studies Signal

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1/4/2016

January 2016

January Social Studies Signal

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12/1/2015

Update On World History Requirement

An ad hoc committee that included social studies teachers, curriculum specialists, higher education and social studies related organizations met last month to make recommendations on courses districts can offer that will comply with Ohio Revised Code 3313.603

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12/1/2015

Rotary Youth Exchange Offers Opportunity For Students

Rotary Youth Exchange offers high school students an opportunity to spend a school year overseas. They live with local families, attend local schools, absorb a new culture, and learn or sharpen foreign language skills. The sponsors report that many of the exchange students return home with a broader appreciation of the world’s diversity, with new and life-long friends and a boost in maturity and self-confidence.

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12/1/2015

National Council For History Education 2016 Conference Open For Registration

The 2016 National Center for History Education Conference is coming to Niagara Falls, NY on April 21-23. The conference hotel is the Sheraton at the Falls and the room block is currently open.

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12/1/2015

Scholarships Available For 2016 Teacher Institute In American History

During six-day sessions on location in Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding area, 25 participants and a Master Teacher engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. 

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12/1/2015

John F. Kennedy Student Essay Contest

The 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest invites United States high school students to consider the concept of political courage by writing an essay on a U.S. elected official who has chosen to do what is right, rather than what is expedient. A “Profile in Courage” essay is a carefully researched recounting of a story: the story of how an elected official risked his or her career to take a stand based on the dictates of the public good, rather than the dictates of polls, interest groups or even constituents.

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