Olde Sawmill Elementary School Ohio-opolis


Welcome to Olde Sawmill Elementary School 4th Grade Ohio-opolis Wiki!

This wiki is a product of 4th graders started during the 2014-2015 school year, and will investigate questions we have about Ohio History. Hope you learn something! Enjoy!

Thank you to Wonderopolis for serving as the model and inspiration for this site! Wonderopolis is brought to life by the National Center for Families Learning.

Here's what we learn in 4th Grade Social Studies:

  1. The order of significant events in Ohio and the United States can be shown on a timeline. (timelines)
  2. Primary and secondary sources can be used to create historical narratives. (primary source) (secondary source)
  3. Various groups of people have lived in Ohio over time including prehistoric and historic American Indians, and migrating settlers. Interactions among these groups have resulted in both cooperation and conflict. (people)
  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. (13 colonies)
  5. The Northwest Ordinance established a process for the creation of new states and specified democratic ideals to be incorporates in the states of the Northwest Territory. (NW Ordinance) (NW Territory)
  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 1812)
  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. (Underground RR)
  8. Many technological innovations that originated in Ohio benefited the United States. (Tech Innovation)

Our Wonder Pages will contain...
  • Collaborative research text
  • Links to further explain new vocabulary and related pages
  • Video that relates to the topic and acts as a "hook" for the audience
  • Audio file that allows a visitor to have the passage read aloud
  • A list of sources

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