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Ohio Academic Content Standards Social Studies. Ed 629 Katie Dempsey Abby Nussbaum Stephanie Morgan. Ohio Academic Content Standards. History People in Societies Geography Economics Government Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Social Studies Skills and Methods.

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ohio academic content standards social studies

Ohio Academic Content StandardsSocial Studies

Ed 629

Katie Dempsey

Abby Nussbaum

Stephanie Morgan

ohio academic content standards
Ohio Academic Content Standards
  • History
  • People in Societies
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Social Studies Skills and Methods
ohio academic content standards3
Ohio Academic Content Standards
  • Midwest Region of the United Sates
  • Grade 5
history activities
History Activities
  • Create a scrapbook of the Midwest region. The scrapbook should have a map of the region, Native Americans from this region, a report about someone special in this region etc.
  • Create a timeline of important events to the Midwest region.
  • Read about explorers for the internet and determine why many of them went on explorations.
  • Watch a video clip on the history of the Midwest region
  • Write a report about an important political figure to the Midwest region.
history websites
History Websites
  • Zoom Explorers


  • Timeline


  • Information on Midwest region


  • The Midwest


  • Native Americans-Shawnee


people in societies activities
People in Societies Activities
  • After learning about the explorers, students will learn about the different types of immigrants who settled in the area. Students will create a collage of one culture that can be found in the Midwest. The collage should include pictures of customs, traditions, clothing, and food.
  • Students will learn about the weather of the Midwest and then will create a chart of how the weather affects the lives of the people living in the Midwest. This includes the crops that are grown, the weather patterns like tornadoes, and other information weather activities.
  • Students will learn about the crops that are grown in the Midwest and how the Midwest contributes to the world’s food supply.
  • Students will research a person from the Midwest who has had an impact on the United States. Students will create an autobiography of the person citing the person's contributions to the Midwest.
  • Students will discover one food

recipe that is popular in the

Midwest. Students will cook

the dish and share it with the


people in societies websites
People in Societies Websites
  • Our Regions http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/LPTools/LPShared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=37460
  • Origin Of Our Food http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/BuilderV03/LPTools/LPShared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=37858
  • History of the Midwest http://usa.usembassy.de/travel-regions.htm#midwest
  • Food of the Midwest http://www.foodbycountry.com/Spain-to-Zimbabwe-Cumulative-Index/United-States-Midwest-Region.html
  • People of the Midwest http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0875014.html
geography activities
Geography Activities
  • Students will complete a worksheet labeling the states in the Midwest Region.
  • Students will learn the states in the Midwest by putting a puzzle of the states together.
  • Students will learn the capitals of states in the Midwest by matching the capitals with the correct states after listening to School House Rocks states song.
  • Students will learn the landforms of the Midwest by reading about the physical characteristics of the region. To expand on the landforms, students will create a guidebook to one important landmark in the Midwest. Students will compare the landforms of the Midwest to the rest of North America.
  • Students will be assigned a state in the Midwest and will be required to present the state to the class by sharing location, flag, capital, landforms, etc.
geography websites
Geography Websites
  • Regions Defined http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/regdef.html
  • US Midwest Region Map http://www.eduplace.com/ss/maps/pdf/midwestus.pdf
  • A Puzzle of the Regions http://tapestry.usgs.gov/puzzle/default.html
  • Archaeological Parks in the Midwest http://www.uark.edu/misc/aras/heartland.html
  • US Midwest Culture and History Locations http://www.iexplore.com/usmap/Midwest/mw_culture/Cultural+Exploration
  • Midwest States and Capitals


economics activities
Economics Activities
  • Students will learn about supply and demand by “bidding” on a candy item. Students will be asked why they were willing to “pay” such a high price, and would they have done the same if they knew there were more?
  • Students will learn about division of labor by making construction paper hot air balloons. A few students will work alone and several groups will be working in the division of labor system.
  • Students will learn about providers of goods vs. services. They will each receive an index card with a profession on it, and class discussion will be administered to show interdependence.
  • Students will learn the value of U.S. dollars compared to Canadian dollars by using a conversion tool online.
  • Students will learn about the distribution of goods. Each group of students will receive a bag full of “goods” and discuss how they will distribute amongst themselves.
economic websites
Economic Websites
  • Defines production, distribution and consumption


  • Economics A-Z


  • Saving money and the banking system


  • Coin minting


  • Exchange Rate info. and conversion


government activities
Government Activities
  • Watch the Schoolhouse Rock “Three Ring Government Video” and follow along with lyrics
  • Complete a packet on the first 10 presidents and their rules in create American.
  • Play a game called “20 questions” about the US presidents.
  • Have each group (3-5) create a poster board about a branch of the government.
  • Have students become exports on different political parties in early American. They must be able to defend their reasons for starting a new party and be able to explain it to others.
government websites
Government Websites
  • Branches of the Government


  • Past Presidents of the United States


  • Know-Nothing Party


  • Whig Party


  • Federalist Party


  • Anti Federalist Party


citizenship rights and responsibilities activities
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Activities
  • Students will learn about rights and responsibilities by making a T-chart of these.
  • Students will learn about aspects of civic responsibilities by role playing.
  • Students will learn about voicing opinion on public issues and policies by writing letters to a local newspaper.
  • Students will learn about equal opportunity by comparing/contrasting copies of their school’s policy to another policy found online.
  • Students will learn about legal rights and responsibilities. In groups, they will each research a legal right or responsibility and present it to the class.
citizenship rights and responsibilities websites
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Websites
  • Historical Documents


  • Citizenship


  • Department of labor, for kids


  • Rights vs. Responsibilities Worksheet


  • Student Voices


social studies skills and methods activities
Social Studies Skills and Methods Activities
  • Use problem solving skills to solve a problem from American History such as, which political party to join?
  • Read a chapter on the Midwest and summarize key points in your own words.
  • Use a variety of maps to examine the aspects of the Midwest: states, capitals, elevations, and landforms.
  • Students will create graphs showing the climate of the Midwest. Students will explain how the landforms, vegetation, and people affect the Midwest.
social studies skills and methods websites
Social Studies Skills and Methods Websites
  • Ohio History Central- To find political parties www.Ohiohistorycenteral.org
  • Midwest Climate and Temperatures http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/Midwest/Temperature.html
  • Information on States of Midwest http://maps.howstuffworks.com/maps-of-the-midwest.htm
  • Maps of Midwest http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/statesbw/regions.shtml