The Warren County Records Center & Archives is excited to offer primary documents to teachers and students for classroom instruction and project research. These documents have been produced and digitized by the Records Center & Archives staff along with County partners and made available for educational use. Projects and activities were developed at the Records Center & Archives with guidance from local school teachers, historical societies, and online resources like the Ohio New Learning Standards. Primary sources may be used for educational purposes with or without the corresponding activities and project guidelines below. Hard copies and additional materials can be requested through the Records Center & Archives and appropriate institutions. The primary goals of this local school outreach initiative are to:
- Provide students with primary sources to start their research and encourage them to visit the numerous historical institutions around the county to continue researching their topic.
- Support teachers in Warren County by supplying them with classroom materials and helping them gain access to local primary sources.
- Partner with local historical societies, museums, and the Genealogical Society in Warren County for resources and support.
- Combine Ohio Social Studies Learning Standards with primary document based activities and projects.
- Promote the idea that history is more than what students read in their textbooks.
The activities below include an activity sheet, answer key, and coordinating documents. A list of all materials used in an activity can be found on the first page of each activity sheet.
The Warren County Infirmary Activity
1856 & Current Map of Warren County Activity
Canals, Roads, and Turnpikes Activity
The Corwin Family Activity
The 1913 Flood in Warren County Activity
Quakers & Shakers Activity
War & Soldiers in Warren County Activity
Please contact the Records Center & Archives for more activity topics and resources or to request specific materials for instruction. Hard copies of all activities listed above are available at the Records Center & Archives. Additional materials can be found at the center and through the societies listed below.
Historical societies in Warren County house many unique and exciting primary sources perfect for classroom instruction. Most of these society’s will to come to the classroom to present their materials, offer field trips and tours, and make copies of their materials for teachers to incorporate into classroom activities. So far, the Records Center & Archives has partnered with:
If you are a historical society and would like to be apart of the Records Center & Archives educational outreach program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 513.695.1868.