Educational Resources

Want to learn how to use Ohio Memory and Chronicling America? Or are you interested in finding out more about specific subjects and time periods from the state’s past or testing your knowledge of Ohio’s history? Either way, you’re in the right place! Ohio Memory‘s Educational Resources are here to help you explore the digital collections themselves, as well as learn about the people, places, events and objects that help make up Ohio’s rich past.

The collections on Ohio Memory and Chronicling America cover a wide variety of topics and themes related to our state’s past, with subjects ranging from the American Indian cultures of Ohio to major historical events and important people to the diversity of geography and natural resources around the region.

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To encourage use of Ohio Memory and Chronicling America and other digital collections in the classroom, lesson plans and resource collections for educators and students have been developed.

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The activities and tools featured on this page will teach you how to use and explore Ohio Memory and Chronicling America and other digital collections. Test your knowledge of Ohio’s history and your searching and browsing skills as you look for the find the answers.

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Then and Now maps show you locations on a map the way they looked in the past and the way they look now. Timelines provide a dynamic way of looking at events in the state’s past that helped form the Ohio we know and love today.

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Check out our video tutorials to learn how to use Ohio Memory and Chronicling America. Tutorials include basics, such as browsing, searching and navigation, and more advanced topics, such as specific search strategies.

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