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Secondary Childhood Lesson Plans | Middle Childhood Lesson Plans

The lesson plans on this website were created by the pre-service teachers in the Social Studies M.Ed. program and Middle Childhood Education M.Ed. and B.S.Ed. Both licensure programs are part of the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Many of the lessons contain a high level of detail as we work to develop pre-service teacher thinking about their teaching and instructional choices while they are learning the planning process. The pre-service teachers are committed to excellence in teaching social studies and to using current events to help middle and high school students engage with historical content. Each lesson utilizes an Origins article and connects the topic with the New Ohio Learning Standards for Social Studies. The lesson plans vary in grade level, content, academic skills, use of technology, and instructional strategies.

Thank you to the social studies pre-service teachers who committed their time to creating these plans and who so willingly shared their work. Finally, thank you to The Ohio State University’s History Department in supporting the development of pre-service social studies teachers and providing them a venue in which to share their lesson plans. -- Tami Augustine, Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Middle Childhood Education.

Middle Childhood Lesson Plans

Singapore at Fifty

Topic: Singapore at Fifty
Teaching Area: World Studies from 750 BCE to 1600 CE: Ancient Greece to the First Global Age
Standards: ONLS 7.20; CCSS.ELA-­Literacy.RH.6-­8.2
Grade Level: 7
Hiroshima Memorial

A Postcard from Hiroshima

Topic: Hiroshima
Teaching Area: U.S. Studies from 1492 to 1877: Exploration through Reconstruction
Standards: ONLS 8.19; LITERACY.RH.6‐8.1
Grade Level: 8
General MacArthur Memorial

The Philippines “A Sea of Troubles”

Topic: The Philippines
Teaching Area: Regions and People of the Eastern Hemisphere
Standards: Human Systems-7; Key Ideas and Details- 3
Grade Level: 6
A pen, ink and watercolor painting done of Cuba's Havana Bay in 1639.

U.S. and Cuban Relations

Topic: U.S. and Cuban Relations
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9‐10.3; ONLS.CWI.9.12
Grade Level: 9
US citizens in unemployment line

America and Unemployment

Topic: America and Unemployment
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: S.S. Ninth Grade Standard 20.; CCSS.ELALITERACY. WHST.910.1. B
Grade Level: 9
Gladiator and football players

Gladiators and Football

Topic: Gladiators and Football
Teaching Area: World Studies from 750 BCE to 1600 CE: Ancient Greece to the First Global Age
Standards: ONLS.SS.7.2; CCSS.ELALiteracy. WHST.68.2a
Grade Level: 7
The Great Wall of China

Walls and Barriers to the World

Topic: Walls and Barriers to the World
Teaching Area: Regions and People of the Eastern Hemisphere
Standards: ONLS 6.6; CCSS.ELALiteracy. RH.68.7
Grade Level: 6
Cartoon - Bosses of the Senate by Joseph Keppler

Voting Restrictions in a “Democratic” United States

Topic: Voting Restrictions
Teaching Area: U.S. Studies from 1492 to 1877: Exploration through Reconstruction
Standards: ONLS 8.16; CCSS 68.6
Grade Level: 8

Secondary Childhood Lesson Plans

Images about repeal and ability to drink

Government Smackdown: Federalism

Topic: Federalism, Ohio’s Issue 3
Teaching Area: American Government
Standards: Ohio American Government 19 Standard; CCSS.ELA‐Literacy.RH.11-12.7
Grade Level: 12
Dome of the Rock

Religions of the Middle East

Topic: Religions of the Middle East
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: ONLS.MWHS.20; CCSS.ELA.SL910.1; C3.D2.HIS.14.912
Grade Level: 9 and 10

Information Leaks in American History

Topic: Information Leaks in American History
Teaching Area: American History
Standards: CCSS.ELA‐LITERACY.WHST.9-10.1.B
Grade Level: 10
Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson 1968

Racism: Past and Present

Topic: Racism
Teaching Area: World History and American History
Standards: U.S History #28; CCSS.ELALiteracy. RH.910.2
Grade Level: 9 and 10
Julian Assange on screen overlooking two men talking

Sociology - Deviance and Social Control: Information Leaks Throughout History

Topic: Information Leaks Throughout History
Teaching Area: Sociology
Standards: Sociology 7.2-4; RH.11-12.1
Grade Level: 11 and 12
Middle East image

The Question of Immigration

Topic: Immigration
Teaching Area: American History
Standards: Ohio American History standard 31; Common Core Literacy Reading Standard 7
Grade Level: 10

Comparison of Imperialism and Globalization

Topic: Imperialism and Globalization
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: ONLS.MWH.11; CC.RH.1112.6; CC.RH.910.9
Grade Level: 9

It’s Kimpossible to Get Married in Rowan County, Kentucky Right Now

Topic: Marriage Equality
Teaching Area: American Government
Standards: OCSS:16; OCSS:20
Grade Level: 12
Middle East

Foreign Policy and the 3 Branches of Government

Topic: Foreign Policy and Government
Teaching Area: American Government
Standards: Ohio Standard for American Government #21; CCSS.ELA‐LITERACY.RH.1112.7
Grade Level: 11 and 12
Syria

Syrian Crisis & American Government

Topic: Syrian Crisis & American Government
Teaching Area: Globalization and American Government
Standards: Ohio American Government 4; Ohio American Government 21; CCSS.ELALITERACY. RH.1112.7
Grade Level: 11 and 12

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