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The following resources promote history and social studies education and the development of 21st Century Skills.

The Blackboard
The Blackboard is Teacher Newsletter created by the Education and Outreach department at the Ohio History Connection. It is an online newsletter that is sent out three times a year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. The Blackboard contains OHS education news, as well as professional development opportunities and teacher resources. Sign up to receive The Blackboard!

Current Issue

Winter/Spring 2015

Past Editions

Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013

Ohio as America
Ohio as America
 is an online textbook with teaching tools that bring Ohio’s history to life like never before! Created for 4th and 8th grade history teachers by the Ohio History Connection, Ohio as America provides an accurate, up-to-date study of Ohio’s past in the most exciting format available today

Ohio History Central
Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history. Each article contains written information, maps, timelines, and images

Ohio Memory
Ohio Memory is a collaborative digital library project of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 354 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

OhioPix: Online Image Gallery
OhioPix is your one-stop shop for rights-managed historic images of Ohio. Over 60 institutions have contributed to the database to make it more convenient than ever to find and use vintage images for your projects.

Significant Government Documents in Ohio's History
This online resource provides the texts of the 1802 and 1851 versions of the Constitution of the State of Ohio, biographical information on many of Ohio's governors, and other significant documents related to Ohio's history.

Chronicling America Newspapers
Chronicling America provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress and state projects including the Ohio History Connection.

Virtual First Ohioans
Virtual First Ohioans provides information on the Native Ohions from the Paleo-Indian Period to the Historic Period.  The site provides a number of archeological objects and other primary sources.

African-American Experience in Ohio: 1850-1920 
This digital collection illuminates specific moments in the history of Ohio's African-Americans and provides an overview of their experiences during the time period 1850 to 1920 in the words of the people that lived them.

Remarkable Ohio: Ohio Historical Markers
The Ohio Historical Markers Program, administered by the Ohio History Connection, is a vital educational tool, informing residents and visitors about significant aspects of Ohio's past. The Remarkable Ohio historical markers page is your passport to the exciting historical sites around the state.

Fight for the Colors: Ohio's Battle Flags 
Fight for the Colors provides online access to one of the most significant and popular Ohio History Connection collections, the Ohio Battle Flag Collection. Ohio soldiers carried the flags, known as colors, in the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and World War II.

The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education
Sponsored by the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Attorney General of Ohio, the ACLU of Ohio Foundation, and the Ohio State Bar Association, this site provides educational resources on the legal system and citizenship.

Ohio Council for Social Studies
The Ohio Council for the Social Studies serves social studies professionals in Ohio. They advocate for the role of social studies and assist educators through professional development for the delivery of effective and innovative instruction.

Buckeye Council for History Education
The Buckeye Council for History Education supports quality history education and encourages communication between those who teach history in the schools and those who promote history in the community and academia.

Ohio Department of Education
The Ohio Department of Education provides information about social studies education and the Social Studies Academic Content Standards for Ohio.