History to Go Van

History to Go Van 2014

The Ohio History Connection's History to Go Van travels the state bringing Ohio's history to life for thousands of children in schools, libraries, and community centers.  The History to Go Van is a hands-on history experience that includes interactive stations with primary sources and historical thinking activities.  All programs are designed to meet Ohio's New Revised Standards and Common Core Standards.

 

Costs:
Half-day (up to 3 hours): $200.00 + mileage
All-day (up to 6 hours): $350.00 + mileage
One-hour: $75.00 + mileage (Franklin County only)

 

For more information about our programs:

Kate Bruck    Manager, History to Go Van

kbruck@ohiohistory.org

(614) 297-2523

 

To schedule a program:

Mary Leiby   Coordinator, Program Sales & Scheduling

reservations@ohiohistory.org

(800) 686-6124 or (614)297-2663

Click here to download a History to Go Van registration form.

This year's program is sponsored by Honda of America Mfg., Inc. honda color 2
Pioneer Life Experience

Students use primary and secondary sources including: letters, photographs, and maps. They will also handle authentic and reproduction artifacts; and engage in a variety of hands-on activities representative of Ohio’s early pioneers. Following a brief orientation presentation, including a discussion on how historians study the past, the student will break into groups and move between six stations where they will learn about topics ranging from food preparation to clothing, and from chore and school to games and toys. Following the program, students will complete the cultural practices and products of the pioneers with those of today or with other groups they know about that settled in Ohio over time. 

 

American Indian Experience

Students use and read maps and timelines, handle authentic and reproduction artifacts, and engage in a variety of hands-on activities representative of Ohio’s historic Indians. Following a brief orientation presentation, including a discussion on how historians study the past, students will break into groups and move between six stations where they will learn about topics ranging from crafts to games and clothing to ways of life. Following the program, students will compare the cultural practices and products of Ohio’s historic Indians and draw conclusions. 

 

 

Agriculture and Nature

Through a variety of hands-on activities and games, students will explore the ideas that all living things derive their energy from the sun and that food comes from places other than the grocery store. They will explore the water cycle, the importance of Ohio’s wetlands, waterways, and farmlands, and mechanization of agriculture.  They will classify animals and determine their survival mechanisms through examining furs, feathers, claws, and skulls. They will also discover the multiple uses of Ohio’s #1 agricultural product: corn. Following a brief orientation presentation, the students will break into groups and move between six hands-on stations. Following the program, the presenter and teachers lead a discussion based on what the students learned through their experience with the program, particularly focusing on the objectives for their specific grade. 

 

Founding Documents

Grade 4, 8, and 10

Bring the experience of the Founding Documents to your school.  Students will be immersed in the Ohio Constitution, Northwest Ordinance, Bill of Rights, and the U.S. Constitution.

 

School of the Soldier

Students engage in hands-on activities and handle authentic and reproduction artifacts, and primary and secondary sources like letters, photographs and army manuals to learn about life during the Civil War.  The program begins with a brief orientation, in which the students will hand in their enrollment forms (see pre-activity) pass a short “physical”, and take the Oath of Enlistment.  The students will then break into groups and move between six stations where they will learn about topics like food preparation, uniforms, letter writing, medicine of the time period, and toys and games.  Students will also have a chance to drill and march with wooden rifles.  Following the program students will come back together to discuss what they have learned.