Social Studies

21st-Century Skills

The Ohio Social Studies standards are designed to include the essential concepts and skills to allow for instruction that fosters deeper understanding:

  • The social studies standards directly address the 21st-century skills of civic literacy, financial and economic literacy and global awareness.
  • Links to other 21st-century skills such as problem solving, communication, media literacy and leadership are more fully developed in the model curriculum.
  • The model curriculum provides instructional support including content elaborations, expectations for learning, instructional strategies, instructional resources, connections and essential questions.