Fourth Grade
Social Studies Resources

Theme:  Ohio in the United States


3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #1. The order of significant events in Ohio and the United States can be shown on a timeline.

Ohio History Central (resource site)

Freedom Timeline (printable PDF)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #2. Primary and secondary sources can be used to create historical narratives.

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

How America Began (printal PDF)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

War of 1812 Unit (printable PDF)

3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #8.  Many technological innovations that originated in Ohio benefited the United States.

Ohio Inventors (printable PDF lesson)


3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #10.   The economic development of the United States continues to influence and be influenced by agriculture, industry and natural resources in Ohio.

Ohio Markets (printable PDF lesson)

3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

Changes in Ohio Environments (printable PDF lesson)

3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

Cultural Groups in Ohio Lessons (printable PDF lesson)

Community Cultural Trunk (needs modified from Utah)  (also in third grade)

3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #14. Ohio’s location in the United States and its transportation systems continue to influence the movement of people, products and ideas.


3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

Rights and Responsibilities (printable PDF lesson)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #16. Civic participation requires individuals to make informed and reasoned decisions by accessing and using information effectively.

Being an Informed Voter (printable PDF lesson)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #17. Effective participants in a democratic society engage in compromise.

Compromise of the Century (content resource)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #18. Laws can protect rights, provide benefits and assign responsibilities.

Candy Game (printable PDF lesson)

Planet Lawlessness (printable PDF lesson)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.

The First Amendment (printable PDF lesson)

Blogging the Bill of Rights (printable PDF lesson)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #20. A constitution is a written plan for government. Democratic constitutions provide the framework for government in Ohio and the United States.

The Invaders (printable PDF lesson)

Constitution for Kids  (resource info)

3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #21. The Ohio Constitution and the U.S. Constitution separate the major responsibilities of government among three branches.


3614_123547_8.png3714_111055_0.pngContent 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

3714_111055_0.pngContent Statement #23. Entrepreneurs organize productive resources and take risks to make a profit and compete with other producers.

3714_111055_0.pngContent 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.