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Ohio History Connection

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The Ohio History Connection is a premier source for live, interactive, engaging, distance learning experiences. Our diverse catalog of award-winning, standards-based, cross-curricular programming is an innovative means of learning and discussion for K-12 students, educators, and lifelong learners of all ages. Groups can easily access our programming through just about any internet-enabled device or through standard H.323 video conferencing equipment. Experience a fun and innovative level of learning and interactivity with the Ohio History Connection!

Our mission is to spark discovery of Ohio's stories, embrace the present, share the past and transform the future. Connecting people throughout the nation and the world to the stories of Ohio is a part of our daily work and is accomplished through educational efforts such as our distance learning programming. 

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection and the State of Ohio have maintained a longtime public-private relationship whereby the Ohio History Connection carries out dozens of history services for Ohio and its citizens.

2017-2018

Honorable Mention

2016-2017

Honorable Mention

2015-2016

Honorable Mention

2013-2014

Honorable Mention

2012-2013

Honorable Mention

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

Honorable Mention

 

Programs by Ohio History Connection

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Ask the Archaeologist

The staff and professionals of the Ohio History Connection are at your disposal in this interactive, question/answer style program. Spend time talking with a member of our Archaeology staff about the science of archaeology, recent discoveries...

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Can She Trust You?

Experience the moral struggles associated with slavery in the North as your students interview the residents of a 1860s era Ohio village in an effort to help Rowena, a freedom-seeking African American woman, find the Underground Railroad conductor...

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FREE WEBCAST EVENT - Picture This: World War I on the Front Lines and the American Home Front

Learn more about World War I by doing what historians do—analyzing visual media! Students will learn how to examine and interpret visual materials produced during World War I, and will better understand the importance of visual culture as a...

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FREE WEBCAST EVENT for Arbor Day - You Can Make History: Trees, Trees, Trees

1st – 3rd-grade students are invited to join us for You Can Make History: Trees, Trees, Trees as a part of our Arbor Day celebration. Students will learn how early settlers used trees in daily life and why they were so important and the continued...

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Mound Building Cultures

Explore the mound building cultures of ancient America in this program hosted by Dr. Bradley Lepper, Curator of Archaeology at the Ohio History Connection. Students will learn about the various types of mounds, how mounds were built, why mounds...

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Show Me, Tell Me About American Indian Culture

Explore the culture of Eastern Woodland Indians through artifacts and discover what a day in the life of these early peoples may have been like up until the point of European contact. The concept of trading and its effects on American Indians and...

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So You Know Ohio game show

Teachers will split their class up into three teams for this highly interactive and fun game show format which serves as an excellent means of testing or introducing your students’ knowledge of the famous people, places, and events in Ohio history...

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So You Know the Civil War game show

No other period in our nation's history has captured our interest more than the events of 1861 through 1865. Although this struggle between the North and South is distant in time, it is a period that is confusing and complex to understand. Your...

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So You Know the Election game show

Test your knowledge of the people, policies and events from the Presidential elections of the past and present by scheduling So You Know the Election. Your students will compete against each other as they answer questions about the election...

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So You Know the Founding Documents game show

In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on the study of our nation’s founding documents. These central ideas about law, government, and the rights of individuals have been maintained in the United States since the late 1700s and form the...

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So You Know the U.S. Government game show

Test your students’ knowledge of the origins, structure, and responsibilities of government in this game show style program. So You Know the U.S. Government is a great way to introduce your students to the workings of government or can be a review...

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The Story of the Carved Potato: The Origins of the Jack-'O-Lantern

Have you ever wondered why we carve faces into pumpkins for Halloween? When Irish immigrants came to America, they brought their traditions, which over time became American traditions. In this program, you'll hear the story of Old Wicked John and...

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The Story of the Strange Bird: The Origins of Thanksgiving

Did you know that our national bird, the bald eagle, was not the first choice as a national symbol for one of our most well-known Founding Fathers? The bird that almost became our national symbol was only found in America at the time. We celebrate...

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The Story of the Triangular Tree: The Origins of Christmas Trees

Many of our traditions in America originated in other countries and were brought by those who immigrated here. Can you imagine hanging your Christmas tree from the ceiling? Why do we even have Christmas trees in our homes? In this program, we’ll...

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You Can Make History: Trees, Trees, Trees

In Trees, Trees, Trees, students will learn how early settlers used trees in their daily life, why they were so important, and the continued importance of trees in modern times. Students are introduced the concepts of history by Arbuckle, a 200...

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You Can Make History: What Shall I Do Today?

In this highly interactive and engaging program, students are introduced to the concepts of history by Arbuckle, a 200-year-old turtle puppet. In What Shall I Do Today, students will explore daily frontier life, gender roles, chores and...

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You Can Make History: Home Sweet Home

In this highly interactive and engaging program, students are introduced to the concepts of history by Arbuckle, a 200-year-old turtle puppet. In Home Sweet Home, students will learn about the development of a farmstead. We’ll also examine the...

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You Can Make History: What Shall I Wear Today?

In this highly interactive and engaging program, students are introduced to the concepts of history by Arbuckle, a 200-year-old turtle puppet. In What Shall I Wear Today, students will learn about clothes on the Ohio frontier. Students will...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Matt Schullek   samm@norsoft.net
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus OH 43211
614-298-2966
United States

http://www.ohiohistory.org/dl

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Ohio History Connection cover:

Problem Based Learning
Social Studies/History
Language Arts/English
Sciences
Reading
Problem Solving

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

We just finished the videoconference. It COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER! The students loved it, were enriched by it and felt very successful. Your team was superb. Everyone involved would like to thank you. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to anyone. Thank you for all of your help.
Debbie Bergen LMS, Archer Street School, Freeport,NY

The Ohio Historical Society offers wonderful programs aligned to standards as well as encouraging the students to use critical thinking to come to conclusions. They are entertaining as well as informational.

Excellent presentation. Great visuals. Loved the interactivity of the presentation.
a 5th grade teacher from Michigan

The eyes of the students were on the presenters almost 100% of the time...wish I could achieve that!
a 4th grade teacher from Ohio

The characters made this very interesting and it was interesting to hear the stories. It really made the history more interesting then what I remember in school!
an elementary school technology coordinator

Excellent realistic presentation and interaction. Thought-provoking. Our Seniors loved it! The presentation came over as factual,informational and entertaining. Appropriate for engaging our assisted living residents.

Without a doubt - this is the BEST video conference I have ever done. Extremely interactive and well-organized.
a Pennsylvania middle school teacher