Social Studies Resources

High School Social Studies Online Resources

Social Studies Revised Academic Content Standards (2010) and Model Curriculum

Economic Resources

Handbook for Teaching Elementary Social Studies

ThinkCERCA Resources and Support

Intermediate Social Studies Vocabulary, Grades 3-5

The resources on this page are designed to support vocabulary instruction in Social Studies 3, 4, and 5. The terms are drawn from the Content Statements, Content Elaborations, and Expectations for Learning in Ohio's New Learning Standards for Social Studies. Memorization of precise definitions is not necessary in most cases, but students need to have a working understanding of the terms and be able to apply them to conceptual understandings.


Intermediate Social Studies Vocabulary Spreadsheet

Each grade level is a separate sheet in the document. Click on the tabs in the bottom left corner for each grade. The default sort is by Content Statement number. Click on the Data tab to resort. Printing tip: set to landscape orientation; set to include all columns on a single page (rows will take two pages).

Vocabulary by Grade Level

 

Social Studies 3 Vocabulary List PDF
Social Studies 3 Vocabulary Cards PDF

Social Studies 4 Vocabulary List PDF
Social Studies 4 Vocabulary Cards PDF

Social Studies 5 Vocabulary List PDF
Social Studies 5 Vocabulary Cards PDF

Middle School Social Studies Vocabulary 100

The resources on this page are designed to support vocabulary instruction in Social Studies 6, 7, and 8. One-hundred terms are identified and defined/explained for each grade level. The terms are drawn from the Content Statements, Content Elaborations, and Expectations for Learning in Ohio's New Learning Standards for Social Studies. Memorization of precise definitions is not necessary in most cases, but students need to have a working understanding of the terms and be able to apply them to conceptual understandings. 

 

Middle School Social Studies Vocabulary 100 Spreadsheet

Each grade level is a separate sheet in the document. Click on the tabs in the bottom left corner for each grade. The default sort is by Content Statement number. Click on the Data tab to resort. Printing tip: set to landscape orientation; set to include all columns on a single page (rows will take two pages).

Vocabulary by Grade Level

Social Studies 6 Vocabulary List PDF

Social Studies 6 Vocabulary Cards PDF

 

Social Studies 7 Vocabulary List PDF

Social Studies 7 Vocabulary Cards PDF

 

Social Studies 8 Vocabulary List PDF

Social Studies 8 Vocabulary Cards PDF

 

Vocabulary Instruction Six-Step Process (Marzano)

  1. Provide a description, explanation, or example of the new term.
  2. Ask students to restate the description, explanation, or example in their own words.
  3. Ask students to construct a picture, pictograph, or symbolic representation of the term.
  4. Engage students periodically in activities that help them add to their knowledge of the terms in their vocabulary notebooks.
  5. Periodically ask students to discuss the terms with one another.
  6. Involve students periodically in games that enable them to play with terms. 

Vocabulary Organizers and Templates

Frayer Model Diagram

Vocabulary Word Map

Vocabulary Word Map 2

Concept Map

Vocabulary/Concept Map

Vocabulary Squares

Vocabulary Graphic Organizers

 

Vocabulary Games Blank Templates

Password Game Template

Jeopardy Template

Government Videos for Ohio High Schools

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine office offers a free new educational tool for Ohio government classes – a series of five new videos

The videos were produced by Attorney General DeWine’s office with the help of current and former state officeholders.

The topics for the videos were identified by a panel of Ohio high school teachers and align with state standards. Click on the topic to open video:

 

  • Preschool