The Social Studies Courses of Study are based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards for social studies. The social studies content standards provide a set of clear and rigorous expectations for all students. The seven standards clearly define a balanced program of knowledge and skills necessary for active citizenship. The standards are divided into two categories:
People in Societies
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Process Standard: Social Studies Skills and Methods
You will see the following terms in the course of study document:
Standard: An overarching goal or theme in social studies. The standard statement describes, in broad terms, what students should know and be able to do as a result of the K-12 program.
Benchmark: A specific statement of what a student should know and be able to do at a specific time in his/her schooling. Benchmarks are used to measure a student's progress towards meeting the standard.
Grade-level Indicator: A specific statement of the knowledge and/or skills that a student demonstrates at each grade level.