by Kent Minor
The Ohio Graduation Test Study Guides are part of The Meeting the Challenge series and are prepared in accordance with the newest Ohio academic content standards and benchmarks. Each study guide provides in-depth review complete with guided practice, independent practice, short answer and extended response questions, vocabulary words, and a glossary. These study guides are the "nuts and bolts" of this integrated series. They can be a brief refresher or an in-depth review for students in need of maximum preparation. All study guides were written by top notch Ohio educators for Ohio educators and students.
Kent Minor, author of the Social Studies study guide, received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a major in history and a minor in education. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He spent eight years teaching social studies at John Adams H.S. in Cleveland and then over 22 years at the Ohio Department of Education, with 12 of them serving as Social Studies Consultant.