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FREE WEBCAST EVENT - Picture This: World War I on the Front Lines and the American Home Front

from Ohio History Connection

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Picture This is a live virtual learning experience through which students will examine several images from the Ohio History Connection’s archival collections, as well as those from collections of other cultural heritage institutions. Students will discover the importance of visual media as a source of recording history by analyzing photographs, cartoons, and posters from World War I. 

Students will learn how to examine and interpret images and then participate in analyzing several images to refine their skills.  

The images in this program are focused on visual media used during WWI to encourage Americans on the home front to support the war effort, as well as photographs that document the daily life of soldiers. 

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This virtual learning experience is available free of charge as a part of the Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I project, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this resource do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


30 - 45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

No Maximum

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

PLEASE NOTE: A Zoom Webinar Registration Form must be filled out to sign up for this program. You will receive an email confirmation form once you’ve been registered for this program.

Register for this program through Zoom at: bit.ly/2VDHbnD

We have limited registration spots available for these live programs. Registrations will be closed if all available spots are filled up before the registration deadline date of 4/1/19.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Ohio History Connection

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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Ohio History Connection

Columbus, OH
United States

Virtual learning experiences from the Ohio History Connection offer an engaging, blended learning adventure that brings history to life for students, educators, and lifelong learners of all ages. Our live and interactive programs can easily be accessed at your site with equipment you’re likely to already have. Join us as we use the tools of history to understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us through the lens of curiosity with the Ohio History Connection.

Our mission is to spark discovery of Ohio's stories, embrace the present, share the past and transform the future. Connecting people throughout the nation and the world to the stories of Ohio is a part of our daily work and is accomplished through educational efforts such as our distance learning programming. 

The Ohio History Connection inspires all learners to use the tools of history to understand ourselves and each other, to experience our world with curiosity, and to engage as change-makers in our communities.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection and the State of Ohio have maintained a longtime public-private relationship whereby the Ohio History Connection carries out dozens of history services for Ohio and its citizens.

Matt Schullek

Program Details


1. Students meet an Ohio History Connection archivist.
2. Students are introduced to the steps used to analyze the content of various historical images.
3. Students examine various images to interpret time, place and setting.
4. Time is allowed for follow-up questions.


After participating in this program, students will have a better understanding of the important role visual materials play as primary sources in understanding history. Students will be able to examine, analyze, and interpret images in order to make connections to what life was like in America during World War I.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Portions of the following academic content standards may be addressed over the course of the program...

National Standards
NCTE – ELA K-12.4 Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
NCTE- ELA K-12.6 Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
NCTE- ELA K-12.7 Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
NCTE- ELA K-12.8 Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

NCSS - SS.2 Time, Continuity, and Change
NCSS - SS.5 Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
NCSS - SS.6 Power, Authority, and Governance
NCSS - SS.8 Science, Technology, and Society

Common Core Standards
ELA CCSS: SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.10-11.1, SL.10-11.2, RH.9-10.1, RH.9-10.2, RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.2

State Standards

Portions of the following academic content standards may be addressed over the course of the program...

Ohio Revised Standards – Social Studies
High School
Theme: American History

Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 1: The use of primary and secondary sources of information includes an examination of the credibility of each source.

Topic: Foreign Affairs from Imperialism to Post World War I (1898 – 1930)
Content Statement 14: As a result of overseas expansion, the Spanish-American War and World War I, the United States emerged as a world power.

High School
Theme: Modern World History

Topic: Historical Thinking and Skills
Content Statement 2: The use of primary and secondary sources of information includes an examination of the credibility of each source.

Topic: Achievements and Crises (1900-1945)
Content Statement 13: The causes of World War I included militarism, imperialism, nationalism and alliances