This set of files includes a great overview of the Ohio Constitution of 1851 and of the Legislative Branch (The General Assembly). The state of Ohio recently passed a law requiring teachers of American Government to include covering the Constitution of Ohio, and this can help you do that!
I have always been frustrated with the general way that textbooks cover state and local governments, so I decided to replace that chapter with this information. I pulled a lot of info from the official government websites that I wanted to teach about. It's a great way to teach what's actually in place for this state more accurately and completely than you could with a national textbook.
If you'd like materials to help with your coverage of Ohio's Government portion or the AIR test, check out my other resources in my "Ohio Government" category!
Included in this set of files are the following:
- Readings about the Constitutional Convention of 1850 and the Constitution of 1851
- Readings about the Legislative Branch in Ohio, including excerpts from The Ohio Constitution (note: this helps satisfy the state's requirements under S.B. 165)
- An interactive PowerPoint to supplement the readings. This includes the PowerPoint, a Master Outline for your reference, and a fill-in outline for students to complete while viewing the PowerPoint
Want more materials to help with your coverage of Ohio's Government or the AIR test? Here are all of my Ohio Government resources:
- A Practice AIR Test
for Government (made with AIR test questions from Ohio)
- A Practice AIR Test
for American History (made with AIR test questions from Ohio)
- Readings and notes on the Ohio Legislative Branch
- Readings and notes on the Ohio Executive Branch
- Readings and notes on the Ohio Judicial Branch
- A worksheet activity on Comparing the Ohio and US Governments
KEYWORDS: Ohio, Government, History, Constitutional Convention, Ohio Constitution, Constitution of 1851, S.B. 165, Primary Sources, Interactive, PowerPoint, Outline, General Assembly, Legislature, Political Science, Constitutionalism, Legislative Branch, Reading Comprehension