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excellence in teaching social studies and to using current events to help middle and high school students engage with historical content.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

Hillary Clinton

Representations of Women in Politics in Modern Media

Topic: How are women in politics represented in the media?
Teaching Area: Social Studies
Standards: Standard 19; ONLS 8.19; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.2
Grade Level: 8th Grade
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

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
a highway with lots of cars on it

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: American Infrastructure

Topic: American Infrastructure
Standards: D2.Civ.1.6-8. D2.Civ.2.6-8.
Grade Level: 8
 Cañón_Silfra,_Parque_Nacional_de_Þingvellir,_Suðurland,_Islandia

Divergent Plate Boundaries: The Earth is Tearing Itself Apart

Topic: Iceland's Tectonic Plates
Teaching Area: Geology
Standards: 8.ESS.2
Grade Level: 8
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
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
Alaskan fisherman looking at his wagon of fish

It’s the Factors of Life: Abiotic and Biotic Factors of Biomes

Topic: Abiotic and biotic factors in a biome.
Teaching Area: Environment
Standards: 7.LS.2
Grade Level: 7
FARC

The FARC: A Road to Rebellion

Topic: How do political choices lead to conflict?
Teaching Area: History
Standards: Standard 8.22 & Literacy 6-8.2
Grade Level: 8
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

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Secondary Childhood Lesson Plans

bus with sign on side reading Soybean Powered, This bus runs on soybean bio-diesel

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
Vietnamese Children

Voices of the Vietnam War

Teaching Area: American History
Standards: AH. 25
Grade Level: 9-10
Putin and Trump meeting

Twitter Cold War

Topic: Did the collapse of the Soviet Union mark the end of the Cold War?
Teaching Area: Social Studies
Standards: ONLS (Contemporary World Issues) 1; ONLS (American History) 27
Grade Level: 10th Grade
US National Security Agency Seal

Who is Big Brother and Why is He Always Watching?

Topic: Domestic Surveillance
Teaching Area: U.S. History
Standards: American History ODE 33
Grade Level: 10-12
man looking out a window

The Creation of Student Loan Debt in the United States

Topic: Student Debt
Teaching Area: American History
Grade Level: 9-12

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
Graveyard - WWI soldiers

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
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

Legacies of WWI

Topic: The long-term effects of the First World War
Teaching Area: World History
Grade Level: 9
male nurse holding syringe over small baby

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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