Introducing students to primary resources is important to their understanding of history. Primary sources can inspire and excite students while making the past more meaningful. Here at the Greene County Archives, we understand the importance of integrating primary sources into the classroom to support and increase information literacy, all while providing students the opportunity to interact with the materials that help tell the story of our past. We have developed our programs with these ideas in mind. Our objective is to make these primary resources relevant to the students in the classroom through historical narratives and activities, utilizing archival materials and artifacts from our collection.
Below you will find links to activities and resources to use at home or in your classroom! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Public Outreach Coordinator, Melissa Dalton, by phone at (937) 562-6487 or by Email.
Archivists, and Archives, and Records, Oh My!
Take a journey through the Greene County Archives and discover what an archivist does!
Learn the function of an Archives, and what cool and neat things it may hold!
Explore what it means to be a record, and why records are important!
Activities to Download
|Greene County History Crossword Activity Packet||Greene County Historical Coloring Book||Archives Word Search Activity Packet|
|Includes a crossword puzzle with a word bank and answers. Students will learn about the history of Greene County.||Includes 11 unique pictures that capture the rich history of Greene County! Get your crayons and markers out!||Includes word search with word bank and answers. Students will learn "keywords" that help illustrate what the function of an archives.|
|Biographies for Kids||Genealogy for Kids||Maps for Kids|
|In this fun book, you will learn all about biographies and autobiographies with a very special helper!||In this packet, you will learn about family history and genealogy research.||In this fun packet, you will learn about maps and have the opportunity to complete fun puzzles!|
Online Puzzles (check back frequently as we continue to add more)!
Library of Congress - Offers a great list of history-related websites.
Ohio Auditor Student Center - Learn about the Ohio lands through colorful pictures and intriguing stories.
Ohio Secretary of State - A cool site to learn about the State of Ohio.
Smithsonian Kids - An awesome place to explore, discover and learn.