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Weekly Curriculum Map / Standards Correlation

Scope & Sequence/Standards Coverage


Week 1: Welcome to Community Studies Weekly

Students are introduced to Ohio Community Studies Weekly and will learn the purpose of the articles contained within the paper. Students will learn about the purposes and characteristics of physical and political maps, as well as the reasons different types of maps are needed. 3.4, 3.6

Week 2: Finding Your Way Around A Map

Students will discover how to read and use a map through the use of map features. Students will learn how to use cardinal directions and alphanumeric grids. Students will also learn the purpose of a map title and how to use a map key. 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6

Week 3: Make a Map

Students will make a map of their classroom using the information they have learned in the previous weeks. Students will review and create a title, map key, alphanumeric grid and compass rose for their maps. They will also have an opportunity to make a political or physical map of Ohio. 3.4

Week 4: Sources of Information

Students will learn the difference between primary and secondary sources. They will learn how primary sources such as photographs and maps can be used to see how characteristics of local communities change over time and how daily life has been influenced by industry, agriculture and the use of natural resources. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5

Week 5: Communities Change

Students will learn how artifacts, maps and photographs can be used to describe how communities in Ohio have changed over time. They will also learn how the history of Ohio communities can be shown on a timeline. Students will learn about the city of Columbus and study a timeline to learn about the city’s history. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5


Week 6: Moving People and Products

Students will understand that transportation moves people and products from one place to another. They will learn the importance of transportation in Ohio’s past (e.g., canals, railroads). Students will also study transportation today and explore how modern transportation continues to change Ohio. 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7

Week 7: Moving Ideas

Students will look at how communication has changed throughout Ohio’s history. They will learn how communication moves ideas and thoughts from one place to another and how this has affected Ohio and their own communities. Students will learn about the city of Dayton and study a timeline to learn about the city’s history. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.7

Week 8: Changing the Environment

Students will learn how early settlers changed the Ohio environment through farming, mining, industry and the construction of roads and cities. Students will look at and discuss ways people change the Ohio environment today, including in their own communities. They will discuss ways to protect the environment while meeting the needs of people in communities. 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.9, 3.10

Week 9: Communities and Cultures

Students will examine the contributions and history of a number of cultural groups including the Amish, Hispanic Americans and African Americans. Students will learn ways these groups impacted Ohio’s history and continue to impact Ohio today. 3.5, 3.8

Week 10: Government

Students will learn about some different types of governments and understand the difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy. Students will learn that government has the authority and responsibility to make and enforce laws, to provide public services and to protect the rights of citizens. 3.1, 3.5, 3.12


Week 11: Local Government

Students will learn that the structure of local governments may differ from one community to another. Students will use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the government structures of two Ohio communities. 3.10, 3.12, 3.13

Week 12: Law and Order

Students will learn why laws are important and discuss some of the benefits they provide in a community. Students will understand that laws govern citizens’ behavior and will examine some of the consequences of not following laws. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.13, 3.11

Week 13: What is the Common Good?

Students will learn that people can make their community a better place to live by solving problems in a way that promotes the common good. They will examine how citizens within the community have done this in selected Ohio communities. Students will learn about the city of Akron and study a timeline to learn about the city’s history. 3.1, 3.9, 3.10

Week 14: What is Your Responsibility?

Students will examine the political and social responsibilities all citizens have in their state and local communities. They will describe the difference between a social and political responsibility and will examine ways adults and students can fulfill their responsibilities. 3.1, 3.9, 3.10

Week 15: Goods and Services

Students will define goods and services and learn about some goods and services available in their communities and our state. They will discuss examples of goods and services used by students in everyday life. 3.4, 3.12, 3.17


Week 16: Consumers and Producers

Students will define consumer and producer and will learn how producers satisfy consumers’ wants and needs by providing goods and services. Students will discuss goods and services that are important to children and determine how producers market specific products to children. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.17, 3.19

Week 17: To Market, To Market!

Students will learn that markets are places where buyers and sellers exchange goods and services. They will discuss Ohio markets and understand how companies use markets to reach consumers. 3.4, 3.18

Week 18: Making Choices

Students will learn that both positive and negative incentives affect the choices people make, as well as their behaviors. Students will see how these incentives affect economic and community choices. Students will learn about the city of Cleveland and study a timeline to learn about the city’s history. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.15, 3.19

Week 19: Costs and Benefits

Students will learn that making decisions involves weighing costs and benefits. They will understand the difference between a cost and benefit and will discuss how these factors affect their own decisions. Students will learn about the city of Cincinnati and study a timeline to learn about the city’s history. 3.1, 3.3, 3.18, 3.19

Week 20: Give it Up

Students will learn about resources and understand that people must make decisions about how to use resources wisely. They will define opportunity cost as it applies to making choices and give examples of opportunity costs. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.16, 3.19

Week 21: Graphing Data

Students will understand that data can be shown in many different ways. The main focus will be on line graphs, which are particularly useful for showing how data changes over time. They will also review bar graphs and begin to explore using simple charts and tables to display data. 3.14

Week 22: Money

Students will look at how money is earned as well as how it is spent, including donating and saving. They will explore how making personal economic decisions affects both the present and the future. Students will learn about the city of Toledo and study a timeline to learn about the city’s history. 3.1, 3.16, 3.17, 3.19, 3.20

Week 23: Make a Budget

Students will learn that a budget is a plan to help them make financial decisions that will affect the present, as well as the future. They will explore possible consequences of not having a budget and understand how a budget can help them reach their goals 3.16, 3.20

Week 24: Your Community!

Students will do research and write about their own communities. They will produce a map of the community and share information about how the community has changed over time. They will describe community markets and examine how people have changed the local environment over time. Students will also create a timeline to show the history of their community. 3.1, 3.4, 3.6, 3.17, 3.18

Common Core

K-5 Required to Read 50% Informational Text
Meet or exceed the 50% Informational Text requirement in your state with Studies Weekly. Teach CCSS-aligned Social Studies and Science content during your literacy block!
Staircase of Complexity
Lexile levels gradually increase over the course of each grade level. We provide researched-based lesson plans with scaffolding/differentiated instruction so that all students succeed.
Text-Based Answers
Students are required to write about what they read, perform additional research, cite sources and consider other points of view. Assessment questions require students to recall, examine and analyze the text they have read.
Writing from Sources
Students will develop research and media skills using primary and secondary sources. We provide 2.0 digital tool suggestions for creating online products like videos, avatars, posters and slide shows.
Academic Vocabulary
With domain-specific vocabulary for each lesson, our lesson plans help you teach students how to determine the meaning of unknown words within a text (CCSS for ELA RI.4).
Computer-Based, Machine-Scored Assessment for Grades 3-5
Online assessment is provided at studiesweekly.com/online. With instant analysis, including pie charts for every question, you.ll identify where re-teaching or additional test-taking strategies are needed.

Visit the Studies Weekly Blog to learn more about integrating Common Core Standards into your classroom.

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