Win a $25 Amazon Gift card! State of the Social Studies Survey 2019-2020
Thank you for your interest in participating in this survey on the status of social studies education in Ohio!
To participate, you must be a social studies teacher in Ohio. As a participant, you have the chance of winning one of four $25 Amazon gift cards.

The purpose of this survey is to determine the perceptions of K-12 social studies teachers in Ohio regarding their experiences teaching social studies, the status of social studies as a content area, and the methods they are using in their classrooms.

As a participant, we ask that you complete a brief survey regarding your thoughts and opinions on teaching social studies in Ohio.

If you decide to participate, your total participation time is not expected to exceed 10 minutes.

There is no foreseeable risk associated with participating in this survey, and the benefits of this survey include helping the teacher preparation profession better understand the use of inquiry in the social studies classroom, as well as inform OCSS of what current teachers’ perceptions are regarding the status of social studies education in Ohio.

There is also a financial incentive, as you have a chance of winning a $25 Amazon gift card if you participate in the survey.

All survey responses will be anonymous; while you must provide your email address to ensure you only complete the survey one time, your email address will not be connected to your answers. The investigators will ensure that all information you provide is kept confidential by keeping all data in a password protected Google account that only the investigators have access to. Once downloaded, the data will live in a password-protected file that only the investigators have the password for.

Your participation is completely voluntary.

You have the right to withdraw yourself from this survey at any time, for any reason, without penalty by not submitting the survey. Ending your participation early will not result in any loss of benefits to which you are entitled, and it will not harm your relationship with OCSS or the investigators. If you end your participation early, you are entitled to all incentives that you have earned up to that point in the study.

If you have questions about the survey or if you experience any unexpected problems, please contact the principal investigator, Sarah Kaka at

By clicking ‘Next’ below and beginning the survey, you acknowledge the following:
1. You have read this consent form in its entirety and freely agree to participate.
2. You understand that you are under no obligation to participate in this study.
3. You understand that you have the right to withdraw from this study at any time.
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