Ohio Social Studies & Language Arts Benchmarks & Indicators

 

GRADE  4  INDICATORS

 

Social Studies:  HISTORY

 

4  -  Explain how Ohio progressed from territory to statehood, including the terms of the Northwest Ordinance.

 

Language Arts:  COMMUNICATIONS  -  ORAL AND VISUAL

 

1 -  Demonstrate active listening strategies (e.g., asking focused questions, responding to cues, making visual contact).

 

2  -  Recall the main idea, including relevant supporting details, and identify the purpose of presentations and visual media.

 

3  -  Distinguish between a speaker’s opinions and verifiable facts.

 

 

 

GRADE  8  INDICATORS

 

Social Studies:  HISTORY

 

8 -  Describe and analyze the territorial expansion of the United States including:

 

    • a.  Northwest Ordinance
    • c.  Westward movement including Manifest Destiny;

 

 
Social Studies:  GOVERNMENT

 

7  -  Explain how the Northwest Ordinance established principles and procedures for the orderly expansion of the United States.

 

 

Language Arts:  COMMUNICATIONS  -  ORAL AND VISUAL

 

1  -  Apply active listening strategies (e.g., monitoring message for clarity, selecting and organizing essential information, noting cues such as changes in pace).

 

2  -  Identify and analyze the persuasive techniques (e.g., bandwagon, testimonial, glittering generalities, emotional word repetition and bait and switch) used in presentations and media messages.

 

3  -  Determine the credibility of the speaker (e.g., hidden agendas, slanted or biased material) and recognize fallacies of reasoning used in presentations and media messages.

 

4  -  Identify the speaker’s choice of language and delivery styles (e.g., repetition, appeal to emotion, eye contact) and how they contribute to meaning.

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