Ohio Printables

Free Printables for Learning About Ohio

Ohio Printables
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Ohio is located in the northeastern United States. It is situated between Indiana and Pennsylvania. The state is bordered by Kentucky and West Virginia in the south and Michigan to the north.

French explorers and fur traders settled in the area in the late 1600's. England claimed the land following the French and Indian War in the late 1700's.

It became a territory of the United States, the Northeast Territory, following the American Revolution.

Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union. It became a state on March 1, 1803. 

The state's nickname, The Buckeye State, comes from the nut of its state tree, the buckeye. The nut resembles a deer's eye. A male deer is called a buck.

Ohio's flag is the only U.S. flag that isn't rectangular. Instead, it's a red, white, and blue pennant. It features thirteen stars clustered together representing the original 13 colonies and four additional stars indicating Ohio's status as the 17th state.

Seven U.S. presidents were born in Ohio. They are:

  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Rutherford Birchard Hayes
  • James Abram Garfield
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • William McKinley
  • William Howard Taft
  • Warren Gamaliel Harding

Other famous people from Ohio include the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane, and Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

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Ohio Vocabulary

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In this activity, students will be introduced to famous people from the state of Ohio. Students should use the Internet or other resource to look up each person to determine for what they are famous. They should then write each name next to the correct achievement.

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Ohio Wordsearch

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Students can review famous Ohioans while completing this fun word search puzzle. The names of each notable person from Ohio can be found among the jumbled letters in the puzzle. 

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Ohio Crossword Puzzle

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Let your students review the facts about Ohio's notable people using this crossword puzzle. Each clue describes the accomplishment of a person born in Ohio.

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Ohio Challenge

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Let your students show what they know about the Buckeye State with this Ohio challenge worksheet. Each clue describes the achievements of a famous Ohioan. Students should circle the correct answer from the four multiple choice options.

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Ohio Alphabet Activity

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This activity allows student to review what they've been learning about Ohio while also sharpening their alphabetizing skills. Students should place each person's name in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided. 

This worksheet also provides a fantastic opportunity to teach students about alphabetizing by last night and writing the names in last name first/first name last order.

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Ohio Draw and Write

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Let students get creative with this draw and write activity. Students should draw an Ohio-related picture. Then, they can use the blank lines to write about their drawing.

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Ohio State Bird and Flower Coloring Page

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The Ohio state bird is the cardinal, which happens to be the state bird of six other states. The male cardinal is easily recognizable with brilliant red plumage and a striking black mask.

Its state flower is the scarlet carnation, another brilliant red symbol. Ohioan President William McKinley frequently wore a scarlet carnation for good luck and as a symbol of love, respect, and reverence.

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Ohio Coloring Page - The Home of Aviation

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Orville and Wilbur Wright were born and raised in Ohio. The brothers worked together to invent the airplane. They completed the first successful flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903.
Because the brothers were born in Ohio, the sate is often called the Home of Aviation.

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Ohio Coloring Page - Memorable Ohio Events

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Ohio is known for many famous firsts and innovative inventions. Use this coloring page to help your students discover some of them.

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Ohio State Map

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Learn more about the state of Ohio by completing this blank map. Use an atlas, the Internet, or a reference book to mark the location of the state capital, major cities and waterways, and other notable landmarks. 

Updated by Kris Bales

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