ERIC Number: ED475992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Department of Education K-12 Social Studies Academic Content Standards.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development.
These social studies content standards for the state of Ohio provide a set of clear and rigorous expectations for all students in grades K-12. The seven standards clearly define a balanced program of knowledge and skills necessary for active citizenship. The seven standards are: (1) "Content Standards History"; (2) "People in Societies"; (3) "Geography"; (4) "Economics"; (5) "Government"; (6) "Citizenship, Rights and Responsibilities"; and (7) "Process Standard Social Studies Skills and Methods." The standards are divided into two categories: (1) skills, and (2) methods, which are to be taught as students are learning the content associated with the other standards. Students need to use these skills on a regular basis as they learn content knowledge. In this guide, a standard is defined as an overarching goal or theme, benchmarking as a specific statement of what a student should know and be able to do at a specific time in his/her schooling, and a grade-level indicator as a specific statement of the knowledge and/or skills a student is expected to demonstrate at each grade level. Grade-level indicators from several standards may be grouped together for instruction to help students understand the interconnectedness of the social studies. Students learn knowledge and skills from each of the seven standards at every grade, but the content emphasis will vary from grade to grade. For example, emphasis on geography is greatest in grades 5 and 6, and the emphasis on history is greatest in grades 7-10. The scope and sequence for the social studies standards is described in the guide; but it is necessary to read the benchmarks and grade-level indicators at each grade to fully understand what students are expected to learn. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Citizenship Education, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Schools, Skill Development, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Ohio Department of Education, 25 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215-4183. Tel: 877-644-6338 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/Default.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio