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1 Ohio Social Studies Strands

2  By Eric J. DeMichele ED439 – Dr. Helms  A list of websites and projects that teaches students specifically about the six educational strands relative to social studies

3 The Six strands  American Heritage  People in Societies  World Interactions  Decision Making and Resources  Democratic Process  Citizenship, Rights, and Responsibilities

4 American heritage

5 Websites  hall/military/civil_war_usa/ hall/military/civil_war_usa/     y/main.htm y/main.htm

6 Activities  Write your congressman from the point of view of a Southerner, Northerner, or Slave to persuade against war  Discuss “On this day in History” from the website in class everyday for 5 minutes  Re-enact the Salem Witchcraft Trials in class  Re-enact Martin Luther King’s march on Washington and “I have a dream” speech  Identify and explain the Secretary of Labor and his/her responsibilities

7 People in societies

8 Websites  l l     DME.html DME.html

9 Activities  Internet based treasure hunt on African-American History  Bring your Kimono to school project – discuss and explain the value in Japanese culture  Religious roundtable – Students assigned different religions to research  Take a virtual museum tour of any foreign country  Research and discuss sports that originated from foreign countries

10 World interactions

11 Websites    n/Map_collection.html n/Map_collection.html  

12 Activities  Learn countries and capitals of Asia  Learn countries and capitals of Europe  Learn countries and capitals of Africa  Learn countries and capitals of South America  How do I get there? – Go to Mapblast.com and find directions to get from one point to another

13 Decision making and resources

14 Websites  b.html b.html  ors/subject/SRESeconomy.html ors/subject/SRESeconomy.html   

15 Activities  Goodnews Bears Stock Market Project  Marriage simulation project – making and maintaining a household budget  How has the Constitution shaped the economy of the U.S.? – identify characteristics of market economy and provisions in the Constitution that support it.  Eco-marketing project – economic issues  Federal Reserve Bank – research and discuss history and implications

16 Democratic process

17 Websites     

18 Activities  Hold a mock election for president of the U.S.  Pick a Supreme Court case to review and give your opinion on the decision  your U.S. Senator with any questions or concerns you have  Participate in the Junior Special Agent program of the FBI.  Hold a mock session of Congress – introducing new bills that the students construct

19 Citizenship, rights, and responsibilities

20 Websites     

21 Activities  Discuss top youth issues in the U.S. today  Do a product testing and rating in class to determine the best brand of a particular product  Dissect the federal budget project – Students decide what goes and what stays  Hold a mock town meeting to discuss issues relative to their hometown  Take a field trip to city hall


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