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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. For more informal activities, please visit the Interactives page.

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Objective
Students will learn how to search the Chronicling America website to find evidence of the past. The lesson introduces students to databases and search strategies used in historic research. Students will use the evidence they discover to create a poster that compares and contrasts newspapers articles from the Union and the Confederacy.
Audience
Grade 8 (can be adapted for other grades)
Lesson Plan Contents
Downloadable PDF contains Lesson Plan, Student Activity Sheet and Search Tips Handout.
Credit
This lesson plan was developed in conjunction with the Ohio History Connection Educational Partnerships and Outreach Department staff for the eighth-grade supplement of the Ohio As America online textbook developed and maintained by the Ohio History Connection. For more information about Ohio As America, click here.

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Objective
The following education materials have been created to engage students with digitized German-American newspapers. Students will learn how to research using Chronicling America, how to translate and analyze foreign-language texts, and gain a deeper understanding of the German-American experience in Ohio during World War I (WWI).
Audience
Grades 9-12
Lesson Plan Contents
Each lesson contains educator outline, worksheet (and answer key, if applicable) and presentation in the following formats: PDF, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Content is available through the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio Project Website in the Outreach-Lesson Plans section.
Credit
These resources were created by the Ohio History Connection for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress. They are provided for free and are available for non-commercial use and reuse with attribution to the Ohio History Connection.

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Objective
Introduce students to the role and contributions of African American World War I soldiers.
Audience
Middle or High School students
Lesson Plan Contents
Downloadable PDF contains Lesson Plan, Extension Activity and Additional Resources.
Credit
This lesson plan was written by Paul LaRue. A retired thirty-year high school social studies teacher, Paul has received numerous state and national teaching awards. He serves as a member of the Ohio World War I Centennial Committee.

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Objective
Introduce students to veterans’ organizations and their connections to World War I.
Audience
Middle or High School students
Lesson Plan Contents
Downloadable PDF contains Lesson Plan, Extension Activities and Additional Resources.
Credit
This lesson plan was written by Paul LaRue. A retired thirty-year high school social studies teacher, Paul has received numerous state and national teaching awards. He serves as a member of the Ohio World War I Centennial Committee.

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Objective
Introduce students to the role and contributions of African American World War I soldiers.
Audience
Middle or High School students
Lesson Plan Contents
Downloadable PDF contains Lesson Plan, Extension Activity and Additional Resources.
Credit
This lesson plan was written by Paul LaRue. A retired thirty-year high school social studies teacher, Paul has received numerous state and national teaching awards. He serves as a member of the Ohio World War I Centennial Committee.

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