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excellence in teaching social studies and to using current events to help middle and high school students engage with historical content.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

Moral Issues in Elections

Topic: Moral Issues in Elections
Teaching Area: Social Studies; American Government
Standards: Ohio Government Standard 1; Ohio Government Standard 2
Grade Level: 12
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Feast and Famine: Exploring Differences in Global Food Cultures

Topic: Food Disparity Between Cultures
Teaching Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: 10
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Fight For Your Right to Freedom of Expression

Topic: Freedom of Speech
Teaching Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: 12
The statue of Saddam Hussein topples in Baghdad's Firdos Square on April 9, 2003.

Breaking the Trust: Relation Tensions Between Iraq and the US

Standards: A.H. 33. M.W.H. 19. C.W.I. 17.
Grade Level: 9-12
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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
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The Long Legacy of WWI

Topic: Long-term effects of WWI debt.
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: AH.16; MWH.15
Grade Level: 9-12
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A Crisis in Yemen: A Brief History

Topic: Crisis in Yemen
Teaching Area: World History
Standards: CWI 9, CWI 18, WG 14
Grade Level: 11-12

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