Ohio Women Vote

Get a collection of primary sources and draw your own conclusions about the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in Ohio and the United States.

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change

In this guide you will find information, documents, images and photos that will help you better understand the Women’s Suffrage movement and the role Ohio women played in securing women’s voting rights.

Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Picture This: WWI

Learn more about World War I by doing what historians do –analyzing visual media! Understand the importance of visual culture as a primary source. This recorded program, uses World War I era photographs, posters and cartoons to practice the skills required to analyze and interpret images. If you want to dig a little deeper, check out this lesson.

This resource was created by staff of the Ohio History Connection for Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Resources are provided for free and are available for non-commercial use and reuse with attribution to the Ohio History Connection.

Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Planting a Victory Garden

This is a four-part series of activities featured on our blog Resource Roundup? that guides students through the process of creating a victory garden from research to planning and planting!

Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Prehistoric Storytime

Join us for Prehistoric Storytime and learn about some BIG mammals that lived a LONG time ago. Want to learn more? Head over to this website for an additional book recommendation, as well as web-based activities and puzzles on prehistoric animals. Check out this resource on discovering prehistoric humans through pictures, and this resource that tries to answer the question “How did the Flintstones really live?”

Grades K, 1, 2

Scientific Discoveries of the Victorian Era

Learn about some of the many scientific advancements of the 19th century. When you’re done, check out this video that shows you a fun experiment you can do at home with electromagnetism. If you want to dive deeper into this topic, take a look at this activitybuild a wiggle botmake electric dough or build a battery!

Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Searching for Homer Lawson

With a collection of images and documents, find out the roles and contributions of African American World War I soldiers!

This lesson plan was written by Paul LaRue. A retired thirty-year high school social studies teacher, Paul has received numerous state and national teaching awards. He serves as a member of the Ohio World War I Centennial Committee.

Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Shapes in History

Explore buildings locally and globally and learn about the shapes that are part of their architecture.

Grades K, 1, 2, 3

Spotlight on Victoria Woodhull

Learn about Victoria Woodhull – newspaper editor, women’s rights activist and first ever female presidential candidate!

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

Star Armada Archivist Activity

Star Armada Archivist Activity

Struggling with teaching controversial history? Not sure where to begin? Experience our new activity for 4th-12th grade students, the Star Armada Archivist Academy! Students learn how historians navigate difficult history by roleplaying as galactic explorers. Encounter sci-fi scenarios based on real-life situations taken from our historical work and learn how historians respond! In the end, your students must band together to solve a diplomatic crisis of cosmic proportions. Navigate the trials of historical work in a new and exciting way!

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Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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May 6, 2024

Bringing Liberator Testimony into the Classroom

Special thanks to our guest contributors at the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission (OHGMEC) for writing this month's blog on teaching Genocide Awareness Month.    “We heard that we were liberators, but all I could think was, too late, too late, too late. We saw more dead than alive.” Robert Stubenrauch, Combat photographer at […]

April 1, 2024

A Call to Remember: Teaching Genocide Awareness Month

Special thanks to our guest contributors at the Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission (OHGMEC) for writing this month's blog on teaching Genocide Awareness Month. Genocide Awareness Month is observed annually in April to raise awareness about genocide, honor victims, and promote prevention efforts. Throughout this month, various organizations, educational institutions, and communities […]

March 4, 2024

Project-Based Learning in the Social Studies Classroom

PBL gives students the opportunity to “gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.”[1] What truly makes PBL special is that it taps into student inquiry and sparks genuine interest and discovery in the topics we cover […]

February 9, 2024

Ohio’s Black Artists: A History of a Trailblazing Museum and Resources to Engage Students Today

The 2024 theme of Black History Month in the United States is “African Americans and the Arts,” and, in that spirit, this month’s Resource Roundup discusses the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center’s (NAAMCC) influence on the art world. Be sure to read on for resources on teaching art in the classroom and a list […]

December 28, 2023

Literacy and Social Studies: Interactive Read Alouds

One of the biggest goals in elementary classrooms is to teach students to read. Encompassed in this one goal are so many important skills (phonemic awareness, phonological awareness, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, background knowledge, language acquisition, comprehension skills) that each take time to teach. It is easy to feel like there is not enough time in […]

December 8, 2023

Bring Historic Letters into the Classroom

“I long to hear that you have declared an independency—and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors.” This oft quoted text comes from a […]