Snapshot! - Kent State

by  Ohio History Connection

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Snapshot - Kent State Shooting is a live virtual learning experience through which students will examine photographs from the Ohio History Connection and Kent State University’s archival collections. Guided by a host, students will discover the importance of photographs and other visual media as a source of recording history by analyzing photographs. 

WARNING: Some of the images in this program focus on the May 4, 1970, Kent State University shootings. These photographs depict armed military personnel, student protestors, and students fleeing and dodging gunfire. This content may be triggering for students who have experienced an upsetting or traumatizing event related to gun violence. 

Other images used in this program show candid shots of people and places throughout history.

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About This Program


By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $90.00

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30 - 60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

Minimum of 5 participants

Maximum participants:

We prefer groups of 35 or fewer participants per classroom but can make exceptions.

Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Language Arts/English, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs canceled due to inclement weather. The full presentation fee will be charged to sites, which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

About This Provider

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Ohio History Connection

Columbus, OH
United States

Ohio History Connection offers engaging, blended learning that brings history to life for students, educators, and lifelong learners of all ages. Our award-winning, live and interactive programs use the tools of history to understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us,

The Ohio History Connection is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office, k-12 education and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio. For more information on programs and events, visit ohiohistory.org.

For more information on our Virtual Learning Experiences and other educational offerings, contact us at education@ohiohistory.org

School and Teacher Support

Program Details


1. The students are introduced to an Ohio History Connection curator and they review the types of work and research done by an archivist.
2. Students receive instruction on how to analyze the content of various historical images.
3. Students examine images to interpret time, place and setting.
4. Time is allowed for follow-up questions.


After participating in this program, students will:
• know how to extract information hidden in images;
• be able to analyze and interpret images as primary sources;
• understand that a photograph is the product of a series of intentional, creative decisions; and
• be able to use historic images to reflect on the experiences of others.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National Standards
NCTE – ELA K-12.4 Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NCTE- ELA K-12.6 Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
NCTE- ELA K-12.7 Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
NCTE- ELA K-12.8 Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

NCSS - SS.2 Time, Continuity, and Change
NCSS - SS.5 Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
NCSS - SS.6 Power, Authority, and Governance
NCSS - SS.8 Science, Technology, and Society

State Standards

Ohio Revised Standards – Social Studies
High School

American History
Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills

• Content Statement 1: The use of primary and secondary sources of information includes an examination of the credibility of each source.
• Content Statement 2: Historians develop theses and use evidence to support or refute positions.

Contemporary World Issues
Topic: Civil and Human Rights
• Content statement 8: Beliefs about civil and human rights vary among social and governmental systems.
• Nations and international organizations pursue their own interests on issues related to civil and human rights, resulting in both conflict and cooperation particularly as it relates to injustices against minority groups.

Social-Emotional Learning Standards
High School

Competency C: Social Awareness
• C1 1.d Evaluate verbal, behavioral, environmental, and situational cues that may influence the feelings of others.
• C3 1.d Examine and address explicit or implicit personal biases toward an individual or group

Competency D: Relationship skills
• D1 3.d Demonstrate responsible use of social and digital media and understand the potential impact on post-secondary goals

English-Language Arts Standards
Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration
SL. 11-12.1.d