The activities and tools featured here will teach you how to use and explore Ohio Memory, Chronicling America and other digital collections. Test your knowledge of Ohio’s history and your searching and browsing skills as you look for the find the answers.

For the Crossword Puzzles, Scavenger Hunts and Word Searches, activity sheets, with instructions, and their answers are provided as separate downloadable PDFs. Links under “Digital Collection” indicate where to look for that activity’s answers. Level of difficulty (easy, medium, hard) is also listed.

Looking for instructions or search tips on how to use Ohio Memory and Chronicling America? Visit our Search Help page. For more formal lesson plans and classroom activities incorporating the use of digital newspaper collections, please visit the For Teachers page.

Crossword Puzzles
TitleDigital CollectionActivityAnswersDifficulty
AnimalsChronicling AmericaViewViewMedium
GemstonesChronicling AmericaViewViewMedium
InstrumentsChronicling AmericaViewViewMedium
Natural Disasters & PhenomenaChronicling AmericaViewViewHard
Ohio GovernorsChronicling AmericaViewViewEasy
State SymbolsChronicling AmericaViewViewMedium

Exhibit Creator
Exhibit Creator
The Exhibit Creator allows you to create your very own mini-collection from the photographs, newspapers, documents, objects and other items on Ohio Memory. To view themed collections curated by project staff, visit the Featured Topics or For Teachers pages.

Scavenger Hunts
TitleDigital CollectionActivityAnswersDifficulty
Ohio's First CapitalChronicling AmericaViewViewEasy
Ohio's First CityChronicling AmericaViewViewEasy
Ohio's First PresidentChronicling AmericaViewViewEasy
Ohio's Oldest SettlementChronicling AmericaViewViewMedium

Ohio Memory Quizzes let you challenge what you know about the past two centuries of Ohio heritage, including some familiar and not-so-familiar faces, places and historical artifacts. See how well you can do!


Word Searches
TitleDigital CollectionActivityAnswersDifficulty
Ohio Newspaper TitlesChronicling AmericaViewViewMedium
Ohio Topic GuidesChronicling AmericaViewViewMedium