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Columbus Neighborhood lesson plans

The Columbus Neighborhoods logo appears in front of the downtown Columbus skyline and next to a sculpture of a deer looking over a bridge.
Columbus Neighborhoods

Lesson Plans For All Ages

WOSU’s locally produced series, Columbus Neighborhoods is a great resource for teachers and students to learn more about their city’s history, culture and geography.

To accompany each documentary, WOSU has worked with educators to produce lesson plans for students of all ages. Browse below to find lesson plans for your grade level.

  • Bexley is home to the largest Jewish neighborhood in central Ohio and has to commitment to schools and lifelong-learning.
  • Clintonville has transitioned over the last 200 years from a farming community to a bustling suburb.
  • The sun sets over the Columbus skyline and Scioto River.
    Adobe Stock
    Columbus’ historical roots are firmly planted in Franklinton as well as the state capital which as created by Ohio lawmakers.
  • Mike Sharp
    Wikimedia Commons
    One of the nation's early and most successful urban revitalization campaigns, this charming and vital neighborhood was once home to working-class German immigrants.
  •  The Lincoln Theatre marquee at night in Columbus' King-Lincoln neighborhood.
    Columbus Neighborhoods
    Once the cultural and commercial heart of Columbus for African Americans, this neighborhood is poised for rebirth.
  • The immigrant experience defined the character of Columbus during its foundation. Now immigrants are adding to the city's culture.
  • Olde Towne East grew out of one of Columbus’ oldest neighborhoods. Barons built the neighborhood and it is now experiencing a resurgence.
  • Short North lighted arches over High Street.
    Jo McCulty
    Ohio State University
    One of Columbus’ most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods which transformed from a tough, gritty neighborhood into an arts and entertainment district.
  • Once an industrial powerhouse, Columbus' South Side neighborhood is trying to reclaim its “Steel and Glass” heritage.
  • The neighborhoods around The Ohio State University has undergone a series of remarkable transformations over the years.
  • Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff and Upper Arlington have evolved into three unique communities and collectively made the Tri-Village what it is today.
  • Learn about the of determination in the picture-postcard town of Worthington just north of Columbus.