GREEN LAWN: AMERICAN HISTORY IN A CEMETERY
"Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history."
- Carter G. Woodson
Organized in 1848, Green Lawn Cemetery is vast treasure for Columbus historians. As one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Ohio, Green Lawn serves as the resting place for well known and influential individuals who made significant contributions to Columbus, the state of Ohio and the United States. The activities in this web project provide biographies and teaching tools for using Green Lawn Cemetery as a lens for the study of American History. Click here for the Green Lawn Cemetery website.
Historian's Apprentice: American History in Cemetery Activity
- Notetaking Guide - Use evidence from the grave sites and biographies of famous people buried in Green Lawn to make an argument about Columbus in the Gilded Age, Progressive Era, and Roaring Twenties. Click here to download.
- Custom Cemetery Map - A custom map with grave sites marked for the famous people referenced in the activity. Click here to download.
- Biographies and QR Codes - Read about famous people buried in Green Lawn as you visit their grave sites. Scan the QR codes for video segments to learn more about each individual. Click here to download.
Video Segments Used with the QR Codes