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These immersive experiences were designed around ODE learning standards for multiple grade bands. Each one of them is unique and engaging. You won't find anything like them anywhere else.

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Underground Railroad - Grades 4-8

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The year is 1859 and James Buchanan is president. Slavery, illegal in Ohio due to the Northwest Ordinance, is practiced throughout the south. To better understand the role played by Ohio in the Underground Railroad, students will observe and interview villagers and identify the secret “conductor”. Available on select dates in March and April.

  • Location: Ohio Village next to the Ohio History Center
  • Availability: March 9-April 22 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Time Allowance: 1­½ hours | Programs begin at 10 a.m. and 11:30 am
  • Maximum: 45 students per program slot
    Cost: $10/student; $5/chaperone; Free/teacher (includes admission to the Ohio History Center)

This program is held outside. Please have the students dress appropriately for the weather.

Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Social Studies

Grade: 4 - 8

Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for English Language Arts

CCR Anchor Standard for Speaking and Listening: 2, 3, 4

Thunder Mugs and Tea Cups - Grades K-12

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Discover what life was like in 1890s Ohio. Transportation, immigration and daily life are explored through primary and secondary sources and hands-on activities. Student will also interact with the Ohio Village residents and understand how the state's and the country's society was changing rapidly and drastically.  Available on select dates in May.

  • Location: Ohio Village next to the Ohio History Center
  • Availability: April 27 - May 20 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Time Allowance: 2 hours within 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Cost: $10/student; $5/chaperone; Free/teacher (includes admission to the Ohio History Center)

This program is held outside. Please have the students dress appropriately for the weather.

Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Social Studies Content Statements

Kindergarten: 9
Grade 1: 2, 3
Grade 2: 2, 3
Grade 3: 2, 3
Grade 4: 2, 3, 8, 13
American History: 12
Modern World History: 9

Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for English Language Arts

CCR Anchor Standard for Speaking and Listening: 1, 2, 4

Theory of Knowledge - Grades 9-12

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How do we know what we know about history? Students will analyze how we interpret historical events through a series of discussion-based and hands-on activities spanning the breadth of human history. Do you have a specific topic of interest? Let us know! We might be able to tailor the activities according to your needs. By request pending staff availability. This program is not available in April and May.

  • Location: Ohio History Center
  • Availability: By request pending staff availability. This program is not available in April and May.
  • Time Allowance: 2-2 ½ hours
  • Cost: $10/student; $5/chaperone; Free/teacher (includes admission to the Ohio History Center)

Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Social Studies Content Statements

Modern World History: 13

Aligned to Ohio’s Social and Emotional Learning Standards Content Statements

C1. 2.d, C3. 1.d, C4. 3.d, D3. 1.d

This program is tailored for students in grades 11 & 12, as well as International Baccalaureate (I.B.) students taking the Theory of Knowledge course.

History Detectives

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Using material from the Ohio History Center Archives/Library, students will dig deeper and use a variety of primary sources and secondary sources to investigate topics related to this year’s History Day theme, Debate & Diplomacy in History. Topics may include Women’s Suffrage & LGBTQ+ Rights.

Your first task as a History Detective is to think carefully about what “debate and diplomacy” means. Consider the successes, failures, and consequences of debates or diplomatic exchanges. As you look at the sources, use your detective skills to answer questions like What do we consider a successful debate or diplomatic endeavor? Can a failure turn into a success or vice versa?

  • Location: Ohio History Center Archives/Library
  • Availability: Available by request pending staff availability. This program is available in October, November, December and January.
  • Time Allowance: 1 ½ hours
  • Maximum: 30 students
  • Cost: $10/student; Free/teachers and chaperones (includes admission to the Ohio History Center)

Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Social Studies Content Statements

Grade 4: 2
Grade 5: 11
Grade 6: 9
Grade 7: 16
Grade 8: 1
American History: 1, 2

Aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for English Language Arts Content Statements

Grade 4: RL.4.1, W.4.8, W.4.9
Grade 5: RL.5.1, W.5.8, W.5.9
Grade 6: RL.6.1, W.6.8, W.6.9
Grade 7: RL.7.1, W.7.8, W.7.9
Grade 8: RL.8.1, W.8.8, W.8.9
Grades 9-10: RL.9-10.1, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9
Grades 11-12: RL.11-12.1, W.11-12.8, W.11-12.9

Aligned to Ohio’s Social and Emotional Learning Standards Content Statements

A4, D1, E4

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