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Grade Level 10

The Great Migration
Created By: Mitchell Allen Rowland and Sabrina Kilbourne
Grade Level: 10
Students will understand the causes and effects of the migration of a large number of African Americans to the north from the south, and from rural to urban areas.

The Great Migration PowerPoint
Created By: Mitchell Allen Rowland and Sabrina Kilbourne
Grade Level: 10
PowerPoint to accompany The Great Migration Lesson Plan.

The Global War through Primary Source Images
Created By: Patrick Johnson, Kim Wheeler, and Jen Boggs
Grade Level: 10
This lesson will require students to analyze primary source photographs and propaganda related to World War II and connect the primary source to its geographic location.

The Rosies of the Homefront
Created By: Kathy Feltz
Grade Level: 10
Students will use primary and secondary sources to learn about the roles of women on the homefront during World War II. Akron, Ohio will be showcased for its Ohio/defense plants connections. Students will research and write their parts for a class play that will be videorecorded.

Containment in the Cold War
Created By: Sabrina Kilbourne
Grade Level: 10
Students will understand what containment is and how and why it became a doctrine for the US. Students will understand the link between the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan and its importance in the Cold War.

 

Grade Level 9

Civil War: The Experience of Minorities
Created By: David D. Enix, Joanna Robinson Meriwether, and Jacob L. Stephens
Grade Level: 9

Places of the Cold War
Created By: Amy Martin and Mike Martin
Grade Level: 9
As an introduction to the Cold War unit, students will learn about important geographic locations relating to the Cold War era by researching and presenting projects using primary sources.

 

 

 

Grade Level 8

The Many Faces of Women in the Civil War
Created By: Amanda Goodwin
Grade Level: 8
Students will look at the roles of women during the Civil War: Spies, Soldiers, and Nurses.

Transportation and Westward Movement
Created By: Mary Kern, Sabrina Kilbourne, and Jennifer Owens
Grade Level: 8
This lesson will cover the rise of nationalism in the US including the improvements in transportation and the westward movement that resulted.

Settlement Simulation
Created By: Justin Crews
Grade Level: 8
Simulation game to demonstrate hardships of settlement on early Ohio frontier.

Ohio's Indian Wars
Created By: Scott DeHaven
Grade Level: 8
Students will learn about the key people, the goals of each side, the role of the British in the conflict, and key events in the struggle leading to the Treaty of Greenville.

 

Grade Level 7

Music - Recreation and Function: The Civil War Soldier's Experience
Created By: Christina Smart
Grade Level: 7
Civil War-Historical Fiction Literature Study.

Music - Recreation and Function: The Civil War Soldier's Experience PowerPoint
Created By: Christina Smart
Grade Level: 7
PowerPoint to accompany lesson plan.

 

Grade Level 6

The National Road
Created By: Susankay Cowgill and Jen Dennis
Grade Level: 6
Explore the National Road in Ohio, part of "the road that helped build America," and its impact on communities along its path.

 

 

Timeline of Ellis Island and World Events
Created By: Cameron Quick and Katie Pierce
Grade Level: 6
Students will pin notecards with written descriptions and pictures of events of Ellis Island in order on a clothesline. They will then pin notecards with world events written on them on another clothesline producing a hands-on multiple tier timeline.

Ellis Island: How the First Quota Act Decided who Came to America
Created By: Kathy Feltz
Grade Level: 6
This lesson will look at how the First Quota Act worked to decide who could come to America, and decreased the number of immigrants passing through Ellis Island. Students will interpret and display the data, and look for trends with possible explanations.

 

Grade Level 5

Areas of Ohio Settlement: Cultural Patterns
Created By: Amanda Mulbay-Harries and Kacy Leiner
Grade Level: 5
Students will identify the areas and reasons for immigrant settlement in Ohio.

Areas of Ohio Settlement Suppliment
Created By: Amanda Mulbay-Harries and Kacy Leiner
Grade Level: 5
Presentation to accompany Areas of Ohio Settlement lesson plan.

Ohio Dreamers: Important Ethnic and Religious Settlements in Early Statehood
Created By: Jennifer Damon, Tammy Ganter, Constance Matuke and Ron Wood
Grade Level: 5
Research and discussion of Zoar settlement, Quakers and free African Americans in Ohio and their lasting impact.

Importance of Ohio Inventors
Created By: Amanda Harries and Kacy Leiner
Grade Level: 5
Reintroducing common Ohio inventors to the students as part of a unit on the expansion of the United States.

Ohio Inventors PowerPoint
Created By: Amanda Harries and Kacy Leiner
Grade Level: 5
PowerPoint to accompany Importance of Ohio Inventors Lesson Plan.

Highway of Hope: The National Road
Created By: Carol Teverbaugh, Karen Shank, Amanda Goodwin and Cheryl Coker
Grade Level: 5
This lesson is designed to examine the increase in migration into the Ohio territory by way of the National Road.

Civil War: Role of Technology
Created By: Ronald Wood
Grade Level: 5
Discussion and research of the technology developed and used during the Civil War.

The American Revolution: The Experience of Soldiers
Created By: Justin Crews, Kacy Leiner, Matt Lieber, Amanda Mulbay
Grade Level: 5

 

 

World War II: Portrait of the American Experience
Created By: Michelle Gouge, Pam Liebhard, Darlene McClurg, and Eric Vonberg
Grade Level: 5
Study of personal accounts through oral history of American soldiers and civilians.

World War II: Portrait of the American Experience PowerPoint
Created By: Michelle Gouge, Pam Liebhard, Darlene McClurg, and Eric Vonberg
Grade Level: 5

With Liberty and Justice (not) for All
Created By: Deb Hicks, Kay Schaeffer, and Lahela Snyder
Grade Level: 5
Develop a greater understanding of natural human rights with regard with an emphasis of rights denied to African Americans during the Revolutionary War.

The Role of Women in the Revolutionary War
Created By: Elaine Garrison, Beth Chetty, Debbie Haycox, and Wendy Shaffer
Grade Level: 5

Women of the Revolution Jeopardy
Created By: Elaine Garrison, Beth Chetty, Debbie Haycox, and Wendy Shaffer
Grade Level: 5
Jeopardy game to accompany the Role of Women in the Revolutionary War lesson plan.

The Individual Immigrant
Created By: Berta Huse, Mary Reed, David Riley, and Amy Martin
Grade Level: 5
This lesson focuses on the impact of immigration on state and national history through the eyes of individual immigrants.

Built on the Backs of the Bavarians
Created By: Kristan Runyan & Deb Hicks
Grade Level: 5
Demonstrate the experiences of one group of immigrants (the Germans) and the lasting effects on the area (Cincinnati) as a result of their culture and community.

Built on the Backs of the Bavarians PowerPoint
Created By: Kristan Runyan & Deb Hicks
Grade Level: 5
PowerPoint presentation to accompany lesson plan.

Drummer Boys of the Civil War
Created By: Berta Huse and Mary Reed
Grade Level: 5

 

Grade Level 4

It's a Hardscrabble Life for Us!
Created By: Sonja Block, Berta Huse, Pam Liebhard, Mary Reed and David Riley
Grade Level: 4
Students will use primary and secondary sources to learn about life on the Ohio frontier. They will perform hands-on activities re-enacting events of children's daily lives.

Frontier Wars of the 1790s
Created By: Bill Phillips
Grade Level: 4
Students will select a particular event of the 1790 Frontier Wars from a list provided by the teacher to research.

Conflict & Compromise: Wyandot Removal
Created By: Deb Everett and Mary Jane Markley
Grade Level: 4
In this lesson students will use primary sources to examine the points of view of the Wyandot Removal, which marked the removal of the last Indian tribe in Ohio.

German Americans and Their Cultural Influences in Cincinnati
Created By: Cheryl Coker, Linda Dils, Amanda Goodwin, Michelle Gouge, et al
Grade Level: 4
Explore German American influences on language, food, religion, business and art in Cincinnati.

Ohio Indian Wars of the 1790s
Created By: Jake Stephens
Grade Level: 4
This lesson examines the First Battle of Fort Recovery and the importance of the Native American victory, the Second Battle of Fort Recovery, the Battle of Fallen Timbers, and the cause and effect of the war and the future Treaty of Greenville/

Immigrants and Labor
Created By: Catherine Locke, Lexie Boblitt, and Martha George
Grade Level: 4
Gives students the opportunity to develop research strategies. With information provided in a variety of materials, students will work in small groups to develop a lap book of information on the topic of immigrants and labor.

Culture of the Amish in Ohio
Created By: Marci Hay, Debbie Haycox, Brandon Haycox, Wendy Shaffer, Beth Chetty
Grade Level: 4
Students will have a better understanding of the Amish community and their immigrant experience.

 

 

From Battlefield to Homestead
Created By: Cheryl Coker, Linda Dils, and Karen Shank
Grade Level: 4
Focuses on the impact the Revolutionary War had on settlement in Ohio and the different ways land was obtained by settlers.

From Battlefield to Homestead PowerPoint
Created By: Cheryl Coker, Linda Dils, and Karen Shank
Grade Level: 4
PowerPoint to accompany From Battlefield to Homestead lesson plan.

 

Grade Level 3

Inventions Change the World/ The Enigma Machine
Created By: Julie Pratt
Grade Level: 3
Students will learn how one local inventor used technology in his job to develop a machine, and how that invention changed the world during World War II.

Inventions of the Civil War
Created By: Victoria Palmieri
Grade Level: 3
Students will study Civil War technology and how it influences lives today. They will then build upon an invention from the Civil War so that it would be used today.

 

Grade Level 2

Joseph Desch and the Enigma Machine
Created By: Monica Klarer
Grade Level: 2
How one inventor used technology in his job to make a change and how that invention changed World War II.