First, a random tour of my state history growing up. I grew up mostly in Ohio except for the three years I lived in Kansas during which Kansas history was in the curriculum. Kansas history includes Wyatt Erp, western towns, outlaws like Jesse James, and wagon trains. There is rarely a dull moment in Kansas history.
Now I am teaching my children Ohio history which honestly, I know little of as you can see. But, luckily I am a creative home educator and am plowing ahead. This is what I have learned along the way.
I discovered the Ohio Historical Society. which is a great site to visit to locate historical places in Ohio to visit. I also found the book A Guide to Historic Houses in Ohio. I checked the book out from the library.
I bought these simple coloring books with many facts about Ohio. They are for grades PK-7. They are very simple, but I think they cover a great deal for the price.
The option for learning Ohio history is a lap book. Hands of a Child has one. Here is a review with pictures of that lap book. When I had less children, I completed this one, and the kids really enjoyed it.
|Front of book|
|Inside of Ohio Ebook|
Lastly, I found this little Ohio ebook for $1. I downloaded it to see what it was about before posting. It is about 10 pages long including a cover page and the last page that discusses other items on their site. It is a nice little book for the price. You can print it multiple time for many kids. You put together a simple lap book on card-stock with it. It includes places of interest, symbols, a map, and flag information.
If you have any ideas for Ohio history please put them in the comments. Since I don't believe Wyatt Erp has much connection here, I would love to learn some more.