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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excellence in teaching social studies and to using current events to help middle and high school students engage with historical content.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.

Secondary Childhood Lesson Plans

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The Bottom of the Barrel: The Long Transition of Energy in America

Topic: Do societies need fossil fuels?
Teaching Area: Environment
Standards: AH.31; MWH.28
Grade Level: 9-12

World Population

Topic: The impact of population growth on the world
Teaching Area: World History
Grade Level: 9
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
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The Iran-U.S. History of Turmoil

Topic: Iran-U.S. History
Teaching Area: Modern World History
Standards: Content Standard: Modern World History 19
Grade Level: 10
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Imperialist Roots for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Topic: The immediate and long-term effects of Imperialism on the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: MWH. 9-12.10
Grade Level: 9
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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Crisis in Darfur: Ethnic Cleansing

Topic: Ethnic Cleansing
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: MWH.9-12.23
Grade Level: 9-10
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Does Profit Trump the Truth? The 1st Amendment in the 21st Century

Topic: Can media be both a commodity and a public service?
Teaching Area: Social Studies
Standards: American Government, Standard 8
Grade Level: 11th and 12th Grades
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Military Drones: Terror Weapon or Military Tool?

Topic: Military Drones
Teaching Area: Modern World History
Standards: MWH. 17: World War II devasted most of Europe and Asia, led to the occupation of Eastern Europe and Japan, and began the atomic age
Grade Level: 9
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Why Some Votes Have Counted Less Than Others

Topic: Citizenship
Standards: American Government 11: Constitutional amendments have provided for civil rights such as suffrage for disenfranchised groups.
Grade Level: 11

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