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Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies Courses of Study

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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.