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Ohio History Connection

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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

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Programs by Ohio History Connection

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Snapshot! - Economics

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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Snapshot! - Kent State

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...


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Snapshot! - The Power of Protest

Snapshot! Power of Protest is an interactive, virtual program where students will be taught to think like historians and analyze historic photographs to learn more about the past. This program focuses on the Civil Rights Movement, and...


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So You Know Government game show

In So You Know the Government, teams of students will compete against each other as they answer questions about the origins, structure, and responsibilities of federal, state and local government. Our game shows provide teachers with an active and...


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So You Know the Election game show

In So You Know the Election, teams of students will compete against each other as they answer questions about the election process, past elections, voter requirements and responsibilities, and more. Our game shows provide teachers with an active...


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Test Call with the Ohio History Connection

We require groups who haven't done a test call during the current school year schedule a test call with our studio at least one week prior to the date of your program in order to verify that we can establish a good virtual connection between our...


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Underground Railroad Immersive Experience

It's 1859 and the nation is on the brink of Civil War. Students observe and talk to residents of our Ohio Village to understand the Underground Railroad and identify the secret “conductor.” Through the use of highly researched first-person...


More About This Provider

Type of Organization



School and Teacher Support
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus OH 43211
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Ohio History Connection cover:

Problem Based Learning
Community Interests
Social Studies/History
Language Arts/English
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