Now produced in a convenient CD format, MY OHIO contains over 300 pages of classroom lessons and activities including the special section “What Every Ohioan Should Know.” The cost of the CD is $30 plus shipping.
MY OHIO is written to align with Ohio Learning Standards for the social studies and also provides all the details teachers need to conduct the lessons and activities, including background information, student activity pages and assessments.
MY OHIO: A Closer Look at Local, State and National Citizenship Activities through an Ohio Lens
The 3rd grade material is centered on the local community while the 4th grade content is Ohio and the National Government through an Ohio lens; perfect for the new standards. The activities offered are not the typical paper/pencil type activities. Lessons are aimed at an in-depth understanding of local, state and national governments, necessary and historical documents (local charters, Ohio Constitution, The Declaration of independence and the U.S. Constitution) as well as lessons on citizenship rights and responsibilities. Also included are lessons that prepare students as future global citizens and citizen with a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural, religious, and ethnic diversity that surrounds us – especially in Ohio. MY OHIO is aligned to the 2010 Ohio Academic Content Standards for the Social Studies.
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My Ohio provides students with wonderful opportunities to learn about our government and ways to be a better citizen. The continuously updated material can be taught in various ways, providing students with many learning situations, and incorporating learning from multiple intelligences. I highly recommend this program for the third, fourth and fifth grade students of Ohio." - John Kramer, Grade 3/4 Social Studies teacher, Mohawk Local Schools
To see Mr. Kramer’s students participate in a MY OHIO lesson, visit www.mrkramer.org and click on "Videos from Class", then under Fourth Grade Videos select “Ohio Supreme Court – Mr. Kramer.”