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Ohio Regional Cultures
Music and social studies combine in this rich lesson plan designed to deepen learners understanding of Ohio and its many cultural groups. After a whole class discussion on the cultural groups the make up Ohio's society and the elements of music, small groups choose one cultural group and research their music.
4th Social Studies & History
Funerals and Burial Rites
Ninth graders research burial practices that originated in West Africa and then migrated to the South Carolina and Ohio. They compare and contrast burial practices in both places. As students collect information and data, they organize and create graphs, plot points, find percents.
Students investigate the conflict of Native Americans in Ohio. In this Wyandot Removal lesson, students examine primary resources, debate sides, review a timeline of events, and discuss how immigration and governmental actions affected Native Americans in Ohio in the 1700's.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Should the National Guard Have Been Called in to Kent State?
May 4, 1970. The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 Massacre, rocked the nation. Ohio National Guardsmen, called to the Kent State campus by Governor James Rhodes, fired on unarmed college students, killing four and wounding nine others.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Piqua Historical Area State Memorial
Here is an outstanding field trip guide to the Piqua State Historical Park in Ohio. If you happen to be an Ohio teacher who is planning a trip to the park with your class, this guide will be invaluable. In it, there are suggestions for pre-visit activities, things to do while at the site, then follow-up activities for back in the classroom.
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
The Wright Brothers: Heroes of Ohio
Although a lesson plan for use by a teacher, this resource could be used in the classroom to guide a discussion about the book Heroes of Ohio by Rick Sowash. The book, about the Wright Brothers, provides the basis for a discussion of aviation.
3rd Social Studies & History
Student Walkouts: Expression or Violation?
Students read news articles/television reports of a Student Walkout that occurred in Ohio and investigate how a citizen group could overturn a school board decision. Students also explore other ways Students could make their voices heard and present a suggested plan of action for Students to the members of their class.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Flying High in Ohio
Her is a lesson using the Ohio State Quarter. Pupils utilize beautifully-designed worksheets embedded in the plan, to study about the origins of aviation. Many of the pioneers of aviation were born in Ohio. They compare some of the similarities and differences of these important people in American history.
2nd - 3rd Technology & Engineering
Fourth graders study job markets and competitions role in an economy. In this market economy lesson, 4th graders list Ohio businesses and exporting companies. Students bring in foreign made products from their home and use an outline world map to identify the markets for Ohio products.