Virtual Exhibit: Northwest Territory
3rd Grade Standards:
4th Grade Standards:
American History Standards:
After viewing and discussing the exhibit, students can put the following events in chronological order. They can use this timeline creator from Read Write Think below or a paper copy of the timeline, also linked below. You will need to make sure the Adobe Flash Player is updated to use the RWT timeline creator.
Place the following events in the correct order:
Northwest Ordinance is passed.
Anthony Wayne defeats the Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.
Tecumseh loses the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Marietta is the first settlement founded in the Northwest Territory.
The Ohio Indian Wars Begin.
The American Revolution ends.
The Treaty of Greenville ends the Ohio Indian Wars.
The War of 1812 begins.
Ohio becomes the first state created from the Northwest Territory.
Fort Harmar is built where the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers meet.
Northwest Ordinance Activity
Use the graphic organizer attached below to interpret passages of the Northwest Ordinance into your own words.
Use information from the Northwest Territory panel of the exhibit or from additional texts to create an infographic about the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. There are several websites that provide infographic templates, including Canva, Venngage, and Piktochart. Microsoft Word also has infographic templates.
A PDF of this infographic is linked below.
Additional Information Sources on the Northwest Ordinance of 1787:
Northwest Ordinance of 1787- World Book Online (You will need to be logged in on InfOhio to access World Book)
Students can label and color the Northwest Territory on the map linked below.