Ohio's Model Curriculum for Social Studies, adopted June 2019
The Ohio Department of Education recruited teams of educators to develop the Social Studies Model Curriculum. Stakeholders commented on suggested changes to a draft of the K-12 Model Curriculum during a month-long survey that closed in September 2018. The Department incorporated these suggestions into the model curriculum, where appropriate. The State Board of Education adopted the Model Curriculum in June 2019.
2019 MODEL CURRICULUM BY GRADE LEVEL AND COURSE
Students are instructed on grade level standards in heterogeneously grouped classrooms. Teachers use differentiated instruction to meet the academic needs and learning styles of all students.
Students are instructed on grade level standards in heterogeneously grouped classrooms. Teachers use differentiated instruction to meet the academic needs and learning styles of all students. TCI History Alive is the instructional resource used in grades 6-8 in the Northwest Local School District.
Students must complete 3 full credits of Social Studies to meet the graduation requirement for Northwest Local School District.
Beginning in the 2022-23 school year, all incoming 9th grade students are also required to take a semester course in Financial Literacy. Northwest Local School District students will take this course during their freshmen year. The adopted resource for Financial Literacy is My Money Vehicle. Stash 101 is used as a supplemental instructional resource.
Students must take two End of Course exams, American History and American Government, prior to graduation. Please see the content elaborations in the model curricula for each grade level to view material that will be tested on the End of Course exams.
A variety of social studies elective courses are offered in the Northwest Local School District in addition to the required courses of World History, American History and American Government.
- African American History
- Contemporary World Issues
- Women in American History
AP Courses offered
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- AP Human Geography
- AP World History
- AP European History
- AP Government
- AP Psychology
- AP US History