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Grade Level 10

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

The Global War Through Primary Source Images
Created By: Patrick Johnson, Kim Wheeler, and Jen Boggs
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
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
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

Places of the Cold War
Created By: Amy Martin and Mike Martin
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
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
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
Simulation game to demonstrate hardships of settlement on early Ohio frontier.

Ohio's Indian Wars
Created By: Scott DeHaven
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
Civil War-Historical Fiction Literature Study.

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

Grade Level 6

The National Road
Created By: Susankay Cowgill and Jen Dennis
Explore the National Road in Ohio, part of "the road that helped build America," and its impact on communities along its path.
A video about the National Road is available here.

Timeline of Ellis Island and World Events
Created By: Cameron Quick and Katie Pierce
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A video about the American Revolution is available here.

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

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

Women of the Revolution Jeopardy
Created By: Elaine Garrison, Beth Chetty, Debbie Haycox, and Wendy Shaffer
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
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
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
PowerPoint presentation to accompany lesson plan.

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

Grade Level 4

It's a Hardscrabble Life for Us!
Created By: Sonja Block, Berta Huse, Pam Liebhard, Mary Reed and David Riley
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
Students will select a particular event of the 1790 Frontier Wars from a list provided by the teacher to research.

Conflict and Compromise: Wyandot Removal
Created By: Deb Everett and Mary Jane Markley
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
Explore German American influences on language, food, religion, business and art in Cincinnati.

Ohio Indian Wars
Created By: Jake Stephens
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
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.

Ohio Amish Culture
Created By: Marci Hay, Debbie Haycox, Brandon Haycox, Wendy Shaffer, Beth Chetty
Students will have a better understanding of the Amish community and their immigrant experience.
A video about the Amish in Ohio is available here.

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

Grade Level 3

Inventions Change the World / The Enigma Machine
Created By: Julie Pratt
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
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
How one inventor used technology in his job to make a change and how that invention changed World War II.