Snapshot! - Economics

by  Ohio History Connection

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Snapshot! - Economics is an interactive virtual program makes students think like historians! With a focus on images with economic themes such as manufacturing and commerce, students learn to analyze historical photographs to learn about the past.

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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) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:

Minimum of 5 participants

Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Economics/Business, 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, etc...)

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

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 Social Studies Standards
• 4.2: Primary and secondary sources can be used to create historical narratives.
• 4.21: Entrepreneurs in Ohio and the United States organize productive resources and take risks to make a profit and compete with other producers.
• 4.22: Saving a portion of income contributes to an individuals’ financial well-being. Individuals can reduce spending to save more of their income
• 5.15: The availability of productive resources (i.e., entrepreneurship, human resources, capital goods and natural resources) promotes specialization that could lead to trade.
• 6.12: The choices made by individuals and governments have both present and future consequences. The evaluation of choices is relative and may differ across individuals and societies.
• 6.16: When selecting items to buy, individuals can weigh costs and benefits and compare the price and quality of available goods and services
• 7.1: Historians and archaeologists describe historical events and issues from the perspectives of people living at the time to avoid evaluating the past in terms of today’s norms and values.
• 7.19: Individuals, governments and businesses must analyze costs and benefits when making economic decisions. A cost- benefit analysis consists of determining the potential costs and benefits of an action and then balancing the costs against the benefits.
• 8.1: Primary and secondary sources are used to examine events from multiple perspectives and to present and defend a position.
• 8.24: Choices made by individuals, businesses and governments have both present and future consequences.
• 8.26: Governments can impact markets by means of spending, regulations, taxes and trade barriers.

Ohio Social-Emotional Learning Standards
• C1 1.b: Identify verbal and nonverbal cues representing feelings in others
• C1 1.c: Determine if verbal and nonverbal cues correspond to the feelings expressed by others
• C1 3.b: Demonstrate empathetic reactions in response to others’ feelings and emotions
• C1 3.c: Demonstrate empathy through understanding of others’ feelings and acknowledgement of their perspective

Ohio English-Language Arts Standards
• RH.6-8.7: Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Ohio Visual Arts Standards
• Grade 4: 1PE:, 5PE
• Grade 5: 1PE
• Grade 6: 4PE
• Grade 7: 5PE
• Grade 8: 6PE