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Let’s Discover Ohio. Beth Hollinger ED 417-02. Ohio’s Social Studies Stands. American Heritage and People in Society People in Societies World Interactions Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Democratic Processes Decision Making and Resources Science, Technology, and Society.

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Let’s Discover Ohio

Beth Hollinger

ED 417-02

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Ohio’s Social Studies Stands

  • American Heritage and People in Society

  • People in Societies

  • World Interactions

  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

  • Democratic Processes

  • Decision Making and Resources

  • Science, Technology, and Society

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Strand One:American Heritage & People in Society

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Activities with the Web

  • www.state.oh.us/ohio/stateseal.htm

    Students will be able to learn what everything on the Ohio Seal stands for and then they will create one for themselves.

  • www2.cybernex.net/~vinnyp/ohpiom.htm

    Students will read the text and create a time line of the information they have learned.

  • www.angelfire.com/oh/chillicothe/ugrr.html

    Given a map of Ohio, the students will be able to use this web site to assist them

    in tracing how the African

    Americans used the

    Underground Railroad.

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Activities with the Web

  • www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/PPF/ohioans/

    Students will visit this interactive web site and learn about Native Americans while having fun.

  • www.ohiokids.org/ohc/history/h_indian/life/index.html

    Students will get into groups, view this web page and answer a series of questions about Ohio’s Historical Indian Lifestyles.

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Strand Two:People in Society

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Activities with the Web

  • www.campus.northpark.edu/history/WebChron/NorthAmerica/Adena.html

    Students will discover the Serpent Mound, create a mound of their own and tell why it was built and what it was used for.

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Activities with the Web

  • www.home.earthlink.net/~susankae/sunwatch.htm

    Students will visit this

    interactive web site to learn more

    about life in the

    village back in

    1200 A.D.

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Activities with the Web

  • www.scenariousa.com/oh/resident.htm

    Students will choose a person from the “Famous Natives and Residents” list on the web site and do a research report on them.

  • www.ohiokids.org/ohc/history/h_indian/tribes/index.html

    Students will choose a tribe and research it for an oral report.

  • www.ohiohistory.org/africanam/

    Students will look in the newspaper about a positive story on an African American. The article will be cut out and brought to school for class discussion.

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Strand Three:World Interactions

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  • Create a bulletin board with as many different types of maps as possible.

  • Have students watch the news or visit this web site and list all of the maps they see.

  • Identify major landforms, bodies of water, the Poles, etc. by using a map.

  • Students will use maps to answer regional questions about Ohio.

  • Students will compare Ohio’s climate, vegetation, and resources with other bordering states.

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Let’s visit the Web!

  • www.weather.com/maps

  • www.nationalgeographic.com

  • www.mapquest.com

  • www.4maps.com

  • www.databay.com/book/maps/continent/northamerica/country/ohio.html

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Strand Four:Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

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Activities with the Web

  • www.vote.com/category/10882985

    Students will be able to read about voting and voice their opinions on-line.

  • www.canismajor.com/orgs/ovdo/

    Students will read about citizenship rights when owning a pet.

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Activities with the Web

  • www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/ohiodefined/ohd-8.html

    Students will read about voting qualifications and will design a poster to hang in the hallway.

  • www.ohiobicetennial.com/counties.htm

    Students will research a county and tell about its government, attractions, schools, bicentennial barn, population, and history.

  • www.logs.org/

  • This is a web page with an Ohio County Government Interactive Poster. Students will do the portion titled “Quiz Me”.

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Strand Five:Democratic Processes

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Activities with the Web

  • www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/ohiodefined/ohd-1.html

    Students will create a time line on Ohio’s Statehood by using this Web page.

  • www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/ohiodefined/ohd-2.html

    Students will create the flag shown on this Web page and write what the symbols mean on the back.

  • www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/ohiodefined/ohd-12.html

    Students will get into groups and each groupwill create a poster with one Ohio Fact forhallway display.

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Activities with the Web

  • www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/ohiodefined/ohd-10.html

    Students will write their own test about Presidents that came from Ohio by using this Web page.

  • www.oplin.lib.oh.us/products/ohiodefined/symbols.html

    Students will make a book of Ohio’s symbols by using the help of this Web page.

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Strand Six:Decision Making and Resources

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  • Students will maintain their own budget for a week.

  • Students will create illustrations that show how natural resources such as coal, iron, oil, and wood are used.

  • Students will investigate what different crops grow in different climates and then they will make a pictorial presentation.

  • Students will tell why Ohio’s resources are important.

  • Students will choose a task and experiment to find the most efficient way of doing it.

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Let’s visit the Web

  • www.asp.os.dhhs.gov/HSP/adolescent99/decision.htm

  • www.censes.gov/hhes/www/income99.html

  • www.landmark-project.com/eco-market

  • www.clev.frb.org

  • www.sconet.state.oh.us/

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Strand Seven:Science, Technology, and Society

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Activities with the Web

  • www.cosi.org

    Students will take a field trip to COSI to learn science through a hands on approach.

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Activities with the Web

  • www.osera.org/super.htms

    Students will explore parts of the body,meet various curious creatures, and check out a career through career connections all through this interactive Web Site.

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Activities on the Web

  • www.osera.org/captivat.htm

    Students will be able to hook up to their favorite TV or radio science show, learn about the Nobel Prize, and see what’s in the “The Bad Bug Book.”

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Activities with the Web

  • www.osera.org/awsome.htm

    Students will explore an on-line zoo in Ohio.

  • www.wro.org/ano/museum.htm

    Students can research the Ohio Science Museums to vote on which one to go to for a field trip.

  • www.cyberbee.com/science/scifair.html

    Students will discover the wonderful world of science with these wonderful tips and materials from the professionals.

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My Conclusion

Through all of these activities I hope my students will have a better understanding of what Social Studies is all about.