Ohio History

Our Ohio: Exploring Our Heritage Volume II

Season II includes four 7-10 minute videos, which take students to historic locations around the state. The videos are aligned to the Ohio Academic Content Standards for grades 4, 5 and 8 and each includes accompanying lessons. The videos and lessons explore the Sunwatch Village, The Amish, Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and other historic places and events.

Our Ohio: Exploring Our Heritage Volume I

Season one of Our Ohio: Exploring Our Heritage includes five 7-10 minute video segments.The videos are aligned to the Ohio Academic Content Standards for grades 4, 5 and 8 and each includes accompanying lessons. The videos and lessons explore the Sunwatch Village, The Amish, Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and other historic places and events.

Capitol Moments

The Ohio Statehouse is more than a monument to our past; it’s where history happens. The building serves as both aplace of learning and the state’s working seat of government. These series of short documentaries focus on an historic or monumental feature of the Ohio Statehouse.

Our Ohio: Exploring Our Heritage Volume III

Season three of Our Ohio: Exploring Our Heritage includes five 7-10-minute video segments which take students to historic locations around the state.  The videos are aligned to the Ohio Academic Content Standards for grades 4, 5 and 8 and each includes accompanying lessons.  The videos and lessons explore the Underground Railroad and abolition movement in Ohio, the Fort Ancient Indians of Serpent Mound, as well as the Ohio National Road and the War of 1812.

Around the World in Ohio

Take a humorously entertaining trip with our host Dan Shellenbarger as he journeys to Ohio’s international cities: places like Berlin - which has one of the largest Amish populations in the country, and Athens - recognized as one of the 13 most haunted places in the world.

World War II: Exploring Your Local History

World War II: Exploring Your Local History is a high school curriculum designed to engage students in learning about World War II. The purpose of this project is to help students learn about the impact of World War II in their own communities and make connections between local history and world events.

Traditions Worth Celebrating

Just outside of Columbus stands the Governor’s Residence, a Jacobean Revival mansion built in 1925. Then residents, Governor Bob Taft and First Lady Hope Taft, share their holiday traditions since arriving at the
Residence in 1999, and encourage all Ohioans to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. A wonderful holiday special or Christmas day program.

Spotlight: Riffe Gallery

These programs showcase arts and culture in Ohio. Each episode takes the viewer on a journey through the exhibit and includes interviews with curators and artists.

Silent Testimony

Silent Testimony is about people who lived in the Ohio Valley 2000 years ago. They used the sun and moon to guide them in building earthworks and to plan their lives. The program highlights various mounds and mound builders in the Ohio Valley which include Fort Ancient, Serpent Mound Newark Earthworks and Sun Watch Valley.

Reliving Morgan's Raid

Saddle up with over 200 Civil War re-enactors, as they ride across southern Ohio, reliving General John Hunt Morgan's historic raid into the North.

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