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About The Greene County Records Center & Archives
The Greene County Records Center & Archives maintains and preserves the historical records of Greene County. Part of our mission is to ensure the availability and accessibility of the public records that are entrusted to us for use by both present and future generations.

As an educator, you can help the office fulfill its mission by using our records in your classroom. For information about scheduling classroom presentations please contact our Public Outreach Coordinator - Elise Kelly by phone: (937) 562-6486 or by Email.
Primary Resources
 Primary sources, the actual records documenting past events are an invaluable resource in the classroom. The Ohio Social Studies Standards emphasize the use of primary sources to help create historical narratives.

Records that we have available include, but are not limited to: emancipation, immigration, court, birth/death, marriage, tax, deed, and county commissioners' records, and a wide variety of local maps.
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Surplus of Records & Maps
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   Our Online Resources 
The Greene County Records Center & Archives also has interesting, informative, and historical records that can be viewed right here on our website. Educators can take their classes on a "virtual" field trip exploring the history of Greene County!

Be sure to check out the following:

Online Indexes, Research & Transcripts -
 
Our indexes, research, and transcripts include but are not limited to Birth and Death Certificates, Civil War Records, Slave Emancipation Records, Diaries, etc. These primary resources are great for classroom activities and instruction.

Engineer Maps -  Our engineer maps date from 1870-1970. These maps are wonderful resources that help teach students about local geography, topography, environments, industries, places and people.

Elected Officials - This online database allows one to search for all Greene County elected officials - includes the office of the elected official and the span of their term. This is a helpful resource when learning about county government.

History of Former Archives Building - Read about how the former archives building was a grocery store, a furniture warehouse, a stable, an advertising business and an Auto Parts retailer.

Activities to Download
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Greene County History Crossword Activity Packet
Includes a crossword puzzle with a word bank and answers with the filled in crossword. Students will learn about the History of Greene County.         
   
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Greene County Historical Coloring Book 
Includes 11 unique pictures that capture the rich history of the County! Get your crayons out!

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Archives Word Search Activity Packet
Includes word search with word bank and answers to word search. Students will learn "keywords" that help illustrate what an archives is.           
                                                                                     
    Teaching Packets   
   
Grade Level
Topic
Synopsis
Teaching Packet
4th - 6th Grade

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1925 Dayton Journal Article
The 1913 Flood, the Construction of the Huffman Dam & the Move of Osborn

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      1896 Map of Osborn

In March 1913, the state of Ohio experienced a substantial amount of flooding and damage state-wide.
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4th & 5th Grade Educational Packet

4th & 5th Grade Answer Key

6th Grade Educational Packet

6th Grade Answer Key

Grade Level
 Topic  Synopsis  Teaching Packet
4th & 5th Grade

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Student Drawings
Slavery in America

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Manumission Record
Slavery is an unfortunate part of America's history and was a reality, especially in the southern states.
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4th & 5th Grade Educational Slavery Packet
 Grade Level Topic   Synopsis   Teaching Packet 
 4th & 5th Grade
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Immigrant Photos
Coming to America
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Declaration of Intention
Students will learn why many immigrants migrated to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. 
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4th & 5th Grade Educational Immigrant Packet
 Grade Level
Topic
Synopsis
Teaching Packet
8th Grade

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Timeline
 
Slavery in America

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Manumission Record
  Slavery is an unfortunate part of America's history and was a reality, especially in the southern states.
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Educational Packet - Godfrey Brown

Brown Answer Key

Educational Packet - Looby Johnson

Johnson Answer Key
 Grade Level
 Topic  Synopsis  Teaching Packet
 8th Grade

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Timeline

Former Sl
ave Families

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Survey Record
Members of the Piper and Smith families were emancipated  slaves that settled around the Wilberforce area.
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Educational Packet - Piper Family with Answer Key
 Grade Level
 Topic  Synopsis  Teaching
Packet

 High School

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Timeline

Former Sl
ave Families

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Civil War Draft Record
Members of the Piper and Smith families were emancipated  slaves that settled around the Wilberforce area.
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Educational Packet - Piper Family

Piper Family Answer Key

Educational Packet - Smith Family

Smith Family Answer Key
 Grade Level
Topic
Synopsis
Teaching Packet
High School
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Immigrant Photos
Immigrants and Refugees
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Declaration of Intention
One of the things students will be able to define and appreciate what it means to be a refugee and immigrant particularly within an American context.
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Immigrant and Refugee Educational Packet

Other Classroom Resources
Local History Classroom Resources - List of Local History Resources.

Library of Congress - Primary source activities searchable by grade level and state standards.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) - Provides information about using primary sources in the classroom. Provides activities and training.

National Park Service - Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers - Learn about and visit Youngsholm located in Wilberforce, OH.

Ohio Center for Law-Related Education
- Resources for teaching law and government in the classroomProvides lesson plans and activities for "mock" trials.

Ohio History Connection - Programs adhere to Common Core Standards and encourages historical thinking.

Ohio Memory
- A joint project by Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio - this page offers resources on how to best utilize their digital collections in the classroom.

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies - Lesson plans for all ages and resources for teaching American History.

StoryCorps
- The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. The pilot project is specially designed for students ages 13 and over and as part of a social studies, history, civics, government, journalism, or political science class, or as an extracurricular activity.