teacher resources

Columbus Historical Timeline

CHS has created a timeline poster displaying facts about history of the city of Columbus. The poster is available for free download below. Printed copies of this poster are available at CHS for $2 each.
PDF download.

CHS Children's Book

The short story: “Through Children’s Eyes: Tales of Old Columbus” written by Carole Gerber, illustrated by Marty Husted. To find out more about the book, please contact us.

 

 

 

 

Sample Lesson Plans

We have put together a set of files full of information about Columbus history. These files can serve as a great resource for students and teacher looking for information about the history of Columbus and the surrounding area. 

Bicentennial: “Mapping/Neighborhood Planning”
Grades K - 4

Through observation, lecture, discussion, and written impressions of the Columbus Memory Timeline website of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, students will become familiar with the early Mapping/Neighborhood Planning of Columbus, Ohio. The students will make practical application of Mapping/Neighborhood Planning of their own community or imagined cities, including the directions of North, South, East & West.

Bicentennial: “Alice Schille & Watercolor”
Grades K - 4

Through observation, lecture, discussion, and written impressions of the Columbus Memory Timeline website of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, students will become familiar with historic local watercolor artist Alice Schille. The students will make practical application of watercolor techniques. (The art project in this lesson plan is easily used by K thru 12.)

Bicentennial: “Pottery of the Ohio Early Woodland Period”
Grades 5 - 8

Through observation, lecture, discussion, and written impressions of the Columbus Memory Timeline website of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, students will become familiar with the Art History - Pottery of the Early Woodland Period. The students will make practical application of Art History - Pottery by creating clay pieces of their own. (The art project in this lesson plan is easily used by K thru 12).

Bicentennial: “Transportation of People & Goods”
Grades 5 - 8

Through observation, lecture, discussion, and written impressions of the Columbus Memory Timeline website of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, students will become familiar with Columbus Ohio History of Transportation of People and Goods from 1827 to 1929. The students will read lyrics and listen to songs inspired by different means of transportation, including the Erie Canal, National Roads, Electric Street Cars, Railroad and Flight.

Bicentennial: “Parks & Public Spaces”
Grades 9 - 12

Through observation, lecture, discussion, and written impressions of the Columbus Memory Timeline website of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, students will become familiar with the history of Parks & Public Spaces in Columbus, Ohio from 1851 to 1886. The students will make practical application of Parks & Public Spaces by creating a diorama of a Central Park for Columbus, which may include designing public furnishings and objects. (The art project in this lesson plan is easily used by K thru 12.)

Bicentennial: "Population Statistics for Columbus, Ohio 1810-2010"
Grades 9 - 12

Through observation, lecture, discussion, and written impressions of the Columbus Memory Timeline website of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, students will become familiar with Columbus, Ohio Population Statistics from 1810 - 2010 (found at the top right hand side of the page of the timeline starting in 1810 and each decade thereafter). The students will make practical application of the Population Statistics by evaluating mathematical statistics and discussion of social implications.

Lesson Plan #5: Family Life on the Frontier

Lesson Plan #14: Immigrants and Columbus - Then and Now

Lesson Plan #17: The Ohio Statehouse