Social Studies Resources
Theme: Ohio in the United States
Content Statement #1. The order of significant events in Ohio and the United States can be shown on a timeline.
Content Statement #2. Primary and secondary sources can be used to create historical narratives.
Content Statement #3. Various groups of people have lived in Ohio over time including prehistoric and historic American Indians, migrating
settlers and immigrants. Interactions among these groups have resulted in both cooperation and conflict.
Content Statement #4. The 13 colonies came together around a common cause of liberty and justice, uniting to fight for independence
during the American Revolution and to form a new nation.
Content Statement #5. The Northwest Ordinance established a process for the creation of new states and specified democratic ideals to
be incorporated in the states of the Northwest Territory.
Content Statement #6. The inability to resolve standing issues with Great Britain and ongoing conflicts with American Indians led the United States into the War of 1812. Victory in the Battle of Lake Erie contributed to American success in the war.
Content Statement #7. Sectional issues divided the United States after the War of 1812. Ohio played a key role in these issues, particularly with the anti-slavery movement and the Underground Railroad.
Content Statement #8. Many technological innovations that originated in Ohio benefited the United States.
Content Statement #9. A map scale and cardinal and intermediate directions can be used to describe the relative location of
physical and human characteristics of Ohio and the United States.
Content Statement #10. The economic development of the United States continues to influence and be influenced by agriculture,
industry and natural resources in Ohio.
Content Statement #11. The regions of the United States known as the North, South and West developed in the early 1800s largely based on their physical environments and economies.
Content Statement #12. People have modified the environment since prehistoric times. There are both positive and negative
consequences for modifying the environment in Ohio and the United States.
Content Statement #13. The population of the United States has changed over time, becoming more diverse (e.g., racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious). Ohio’s population has become increasingly reflective of the cultural diversity of the United States.
Content Statement #14. Ohio’s location in the United States and its transportation systems continue to influence the movement of people, products and ideas.
Content Statement #15. Individuals have a variety of opportunities to participate in and influence their state and national government.
Citizens have both rights and responsibilities in Ohio and the United States.
Content Statement #16. Civic participation requires individuals to make informed and reasoned decisions by accessing and using information
Content Statement #17. Effective participants in a democratic society engage in compromise.
Content Statement #18. Laws can protect rights, provide benefits and assign responsibilities.
Content Statement #19. The U.S. Constitution establishes a system of limited government and protects citizens’ rights; five of these rights
are addressed in the First Amendment.
Content Statement #20. A constitution is a written plan for government. Democratic constitutions provide the framework for government in
Ohio and the United States.
Content Statement #21. The Ohio Constitution and the U.S. Constitution separate the major responsibilities of government among three
Content Statement #22. Tables and charts help people to understand information and issues. Tables organize information in columns and rows.
Charts organize information in a variety of visual formats (pictures, diagrams, graphs).
Embed in other lessons and in math
Content Statement #23. Entrepreneurs organize productive resources and take risks to make a profit and compete with other producers.
Content Statement #24. Saving a portion of income contributes to an individual‘s financial well-being. Individuals can reduce spending to save more of their income.
If you have other resources that you have found that align to these revised 4th grade SS standards, please contact Lois Bunger so they can be added.