This digital library is the result of a collaboration project between The Ohio History Connection and The State Library of Ohio. It contains collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.
- Then/Now Primary Source Maps
- Crossword Puzzles
- Word Searches
- Scavenger Hunts
- Exhibit Creator
Over 60 institutions have contributed to this digital database of historic images of Ohio. Image categories include; African American Ohioans, Architecture, Ohio Government, Presidents and Politics, Immigration and Ethnic Heritage, and more.
The Library of Congress has made digitized versions of collection materials including photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books and more that are available online.
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) connects people to the riches held within America's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA-photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and more. DPLA also has interactive timelines, maps and primary source sets.
Ohio History Central is an online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history. It is researched and written by staff at The Ohio History Connection.
The National Constitution Center brings the United States Constitution to life by hosting interactive exhibits and constitutional conversations and inspires active citizenship by celebrating the American constitutional tradition.
Check out the new education updates! The National Archives has created worksheets for several media types including: photos, written documents, artifacts, posters, maps, cartoons, videos, and sound recordings. These worksheets can help teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments.
The Ohio Historical Markers identify, commemorate and honor the important people, places, and events that have contributed to the state's rich history.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
The museum provides a variety of materials for use in the classroom. All have been developed by the museum's education staff in collaboration with Native community members. These materials offer rich Native perspectives on the history and contemporary life of many different Native tribes. Although these resources are grouped by category, they often address multiple themes.
The Ancient Ohio Trail provides an array of resources including images, videos and content to help you discover the distinguished Native American heritage in the Midwest.
Poll students on images, graphics, and charts.
Add voice to images, graphics, and charts.
Create a book trailer.
The online tool for teaching with documents, from the National Archives.
Create infographics from pre-created templates.
Create interactive formative and summative assessments.
Add questions to videos.
Create an assignment, assign it to students, receive live results, and give feedback.
Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way.
Choose an Expedition and invite your class to jump right in. Take your class on virtual reality tours.
Create and share custom maps.
Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages.
iCivics teachers students how government works by having them experience it directly. Through the educational video games students are able to step into any role and learn about civic engagement.
INFOhio offers online resources for teachers, students, school librarians, library automation, media booking, and a statewide catalog of k-12 school libraries. A few resources provided by INFOhio include:
- Digital Video Collection
- WorldBook Timelines
- Research 4 Success
- Tech Tools
Kidblog provides K-12 teachers with tools to safely publish student writing.
Create powerpoints embedded with video, Google maps, graphics, and questions.
Easy-to-use infographic marker.
Create timelines by adding events and image. You can organize the timeline by date, time or event.
Create videos using question prompts.
The Smithsonian Learning Lab is about discovery, creation, and sharing. Discover the Smithsonian's rich resources, create personal collections, and share your ideas.
Soles are Self-Organized Learning Environments where students are encouraged to answer their own vibrant and challenging questions through online research.
Create quizzes, polls, exit tickets, and more.
Create, play and share fun learning games for any subject.
Both an atlas and an encyclopedia, TimeMaps covers all World History. The Atlas gives you a panoramic overview of the grand sweep of history. The encyclopedia provides a wealth of information which lets you dig deeper into civilizations, empires and events.
Create comic strips.
Search millions of pre-created interactives or create your own. Interactives include flashcards, spelling practice, educational games, and collaborative learning environments.