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Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies Courses of Study

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:
 
Content Standards:  
History
People in Societies
Geography
Economics
Government
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.