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Social Studies

The State Board of Education has adopted the Ohio Revised Standards in Social Studies as part of Ohio's Learning Standards for academic learning. These Kindergarten - Grade 12 learning standards have been in full use in Ohio classrooms since 2014-2015. 
Elementary
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 in 4th grade will be assessed using the 4th Grade Social Studies Ohio Computer Based Assessment at the end of the year.

Grades 1 - 3: Pearson - My World Social Studies
www.pearsonrealize.com

Grades 4 - 5: McGraw-Hill - Ohio Social Studies      
https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com

Middle School
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 in 6th grade will be assessed using the 6th Grade Social Studies Ohio Computer Based Assessment at the end of the year.

Grade 6:  Jarrett Publishing – Regions and Cultures of the Eastern Hemisphere

Grade 7:  Holt McDougal – World History
https://my.hrw.com/

Grade 8:  Holt McDougal - US History Beginnings to 1877
https://my.hrw.com/

High School
Students must complete 4 full credits of Social Studies to meet the graduation requirement for Northwest Local School District.  A typical sequence is listed below with students choosing an elective to take during their senior year.  Students must take two End of Course exams, U.S. History and U.S. 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.

Typical Course Sequence:  

World History (Grade 9):  Houghton Mifflin – World History: Patterns of Interaction
https://my.hrw.com

U.S. History (Grade 10): McGraw Hill – United States History and Geography
https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com

American Government (Grade 11): McGraw Hill – United States Government:
Our Democracy
https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com

**Students will cover all Financial Literacy standards within this course.

Electives offered
  • African American History
  • Contemporary World Issues
  • Economics
  • Psychology/Sociology
  • Women in American History

AP Courses offered
For more information on AP testing resources please visit: apcentral.collegeboard.com

  • AP European History
  • AP Government
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US History
(K-5) Stephanie Kessling
skessling@nwlsd.org
 
(6-12) Brenda Miller
bmiller2@nwlsd.org 
 
Department Liasions 
Kim Heyob  kheyob@nwlsd.org
Joe Pollitt  jpollitt@nwlsd.org