« The full literature-based U.S. history curriculum. | Main | Simcha wins the Catholic homeschooling blogosphere. »

03 August 2011


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


I spent 6 weeks one summer scoring standardized tests. They were Ohio social studies exams, I think 3rd or 4th grade. I learned about glaciers and corn.


I'm glad I'm not the only Ohioan who gets irked at North Carolina's license plate.

Also, I grew up in northern Ohio (aka "Land of the Flat"), and when I moved to southern Ohio I was amazed at how hilly everything was. And how tired I got from walking up those darn hills.


Alright, I knew 4, 7, 8, and 9. Even been to Serpent Mount, with the kids, no less.

Rutherford B. Hayes was born right here in Delaware, OH, which I know because of the sign marking the spot downtown. There's a BP gas station on the spot -- I wonder why the birthplace wasn't preserved?

Delaware was in the running to be state capital, but the powers that be chose a swampy spot right in the middle of the state as the site of the future city. Delaware, an established town, was probably miffed.

I can tell you plenty about Cincinnati, but I don't know how much that counts for general Ohio history.


I had fourth grade state history in Connecticut and moved to Ohio as a teenager. I still don't understand the need for an entire grade level to be spent on state-specific history, and didn't pay a whole lot of attention to it when I was homeschooling my kids. But I'm rebellious that way.

Barbara C.

I think I vaguely remember covering the word "community" in 4th grade "Social Studies". I remember a little bit more from 7th and 8th grade just because our social studies those years made us do extensive copy work. Otherwise, I don't really remember learning much history in school before high school. I learned more stuff from my dad (who has reputation for torturing people with his history lectures when they mistakenly engage him in conversation).

The comments to this entry are closed.

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 6.07.09 PM
My Photo

I think I read something somewhere about this

  • Google

    bearing blog


Become a Fan