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03 August 2011

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MelanieB

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.

Karen

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.

MrsDarwin

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.

Patty

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).

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