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Scope & Sequence/Standards Coverage

August-September

Week 1: Ohio

Students will describe the relative location of Ohio, using cardinal and intermediate directions. They will use maps to identify major physical and human features of Ohio and use map scales to determine distance. 4.9, 4.12

Week 2: Ohio and United States Regions

Students will describe and compare the regions of Ohio and the United States. They will study elevation and road maps. 4.9, 4.10, 4.11

Week 3: Research

Students will learn how to use information resources, including both primary and secondary sources, to answer questions about Ohio’s history. They will develop a variety of social studies skills, e.g., using a glossary and index, identifying main ideas and supporting details, formulating questions, using graphs and tables, and sharing information. 4.2, 4.22

Week 4: The Constitution

Students will explain the purpose of a democratic constitution, e.g., to provide framework for government, to limit governmental power, and to define the authority of elected officials. They will explain the purpose of the Ohio Constitution and discuss individual rights guaranteed by our state constitution. 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.20, 4.21

Week 5: Government

Students will study the roles of each of the three branches of Ohio and U.S. governments - executive, legislative and judicial. They will explain the purpose and process of elections. 4.15, 4.18, 4.20, 4.21

Week 6: Early People

Students will learn about the Paleo Indians who lived in Ohio thousands of years ago, including their cultural practices and products. They will discuss artifacts found by archaeologists that have contributed to our knowledge of the Paleo Indians. 4.12, 4.3

Week 7: Life After the Ice Age

Students will learn about the Archaic Indians who lived in Ohio thousands of years ago, including their cultural practices and products. They will discuss artifacts found by archaeologists that have contributed to our knowledge of the Archaic Indians. 4.12, 4.3

October-December

Week 8: Adena Culture

Students will learn about the cultural practices and products of the Woodland Indians of Ohio, including the Adena and Hopewell cultures. They will discuss how Woodland Indians began to cultivate plants and settle in one place year-round. 4.2, 4.12, 4.3

Week 9: Late Prehistoric Indians

Students will learn about the cultural practices and products of the Late Prehistoric Indians of Ohio. They will study the Fort Ancient, Sandusky, Whittlesey and Monongahela cultures and artifacts found by archaeologists. 4.9, 4.12, 4.3

Week 10: Shawnee and Miami Indians

Students will describe the cultural practices and products of the Shawnee and Miami Indians. They will discuss the reasons they settled in Ohio and describe the settlements of the two nations. 4.9, 4.3

Week 11: Wyandot and Delaware Indians

Students will describe the cultural practices and products of the Wyandot and Delaware Indians. They will discuss the reasons they settled in Ohio and describe the settlements of the two nations. 4.9, 4.12, 4.22, 4.3

Week 12: Ottawa and Mingo Indians

Students will describe the cultural practices and products of the Ottawa and Mingo Indians. They will discuss the reasons they settled in Ohio and describe the settlements of the two nations. 4.9, 4.13, 4.3

Week 13: American Revolution

Students will learn about important milestones of the American Revolution. 4.4, 4.9

Week 14: Northwest Territory

Students will learn about the early European settlers and everyday life in the Ohio frontier. They will discuss the Northwest Ordinance. 4.5, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14, 4.22, 4.3

January-February

Week 15: Frontier Wars

Students will explain the causes and effects of the frontier wars of the 1790s on American Indians in Ohio and the United States. They will discuss the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the Treaty of Greeneville. 4.1, 4.2, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.3

Week 16: Ohio Statehood

Students will learn about the Enabling Act and the Ohio Constitutional Convention. They will discuss the process of choosing a capital city (Chillicothe, Zanesville and Columbus). 4.5, 4.15

Week 17: Battles With Britain and Tecumseh

Students will learn about Tecumseh and the Battle of Tippecanoe. They will also discuss the War of 1812. 4.6, 4.7, 4.9, 4.11, 4.12, 4.15, 4.18, 4.3

Week 18: Canals and Railroads

Students will learn about the canals and railroads that improved transportation and changed the settlement patterns in Ohio. They will discuss Ohio’s economic and political status in the U.S. in the early 19th century. 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.14

Week 19: Ohio Inventors

Students will learn about Ohio inventors - including the Wright Brothers, Charles Kettering, Garrett Morgan, Granville Woods and Thomas Edison - and how their inventions influenced life in Ohio and the United States. 4.8, 4.23

Week 20: Productive Resources

Students will identify productive resources needed to produce goods and services. They will discuss the opportunity costs of productive resources. 4.10, 4.12, 4.14, 4.23, 4.24

Week 21: Ohio's Economy

Students will identify manufacturing, agricultural, mining and forestry regions in our state. They will explain how the development of cities and industries (e.g., oil, steel, rubber, glass) was influenced by resources, transportation and location. 4.9, 4.10, 4.12, 4.14

March-May

Week 22: Specialization and Interdependence

Students will learn about specialization and how it improves production. They will discuss Ohio’s interdependence on other states and countries. 4.8, 4.10, 4.22, 4.23

Week 23: Money

Students will identify ways individuals and households get and use their income. They will discuss spending, saving, charitable giving, opportunity costs, etc. 4.9, 4.24

Week 24: Rights and Responsibilities

Students will identify ways citizens can promote the common good and influence government by voting, communication with elected officials, participation in community organizations and volunteering. They will explain the importance of personal and civic responsibilities, leadership and public service. 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18

Week 25: Timelines

Students will use timelines to learn about significant events in the history of the United States and Ohio. 4.1

Week 26: African Americans in Ohio

Students will discuss the cultural practices and products of African Americans in Ohio from the early days of the Northwest Territory to the present day. 4.7, 4.9, 4.13, 4.14, 4.22, 4.3

Week 27: Amish and Appalachian Populations

Students will discuss the cultural practices and products of Amish and Appalachian people in Ohio from the early days of the Northwest Territory to the present day. 4.9, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.3

Week 28: Recent Ohio Immigrants

Students will discuss the cultural practices and products of recent immigrants to Ohio, including people from Africa, Asia and Latin America. 4.1, 4.9, 4.13, 4.14

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