The Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015) is an excellent opportunity for teachers to introduce Ohio’s Civil War history to a new generation of students. This section offers a wealth of resources and learning opportunities for teachers and students. Featured topics, lesson plans, discussion toolkits, project ideas and distance learning opportunities are just some of the many resources we offer.

Emancipation Proclamation Teacher’s Toolkit

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with your students!  Explore our toolkit for resources and activities to help teach the Emancipation Proclamation in your classroom.  (Compiled and created by the Ohio Civil War 150 Advisory Committee.)

Featured Topics

New topics  are provided  each month for  an in-depth view of extraordinary Ohioans and their Civil War stories.

Interactive Timeline

View the timeline of important Ohio Civil War events as either a static list or as an interactive web application and add new historic moments to the Timeline.

Lesson Plans and Activities

Print  lesson plans and get exciting ideas for student activities. Submit a lesson plan or activity.

Student Research Papers and Essays

Read and submit student research papers and essays.

Photographs and Primary Sources

Browse through collections of photographs and other primary source materials to enrich your classroom instruction.

Distance Learning

A list of available resources for distance learning opportunities.

Plan a Field Trip

Find the perfect field trip for your students.


Additional resources for teachers and students.