Optimum for Ohio History The Optimum for Ohio History software presents an overview of Ohio’s history with an emphasis on history up to 1950. This history of Ohio has been divided into seven general eras:

Prehistoric (up to AD 1650)
Frontier (1669-1783)
Pioneer (1783-1814)
Growth (1811-1850)
Civil War (1850-1870)
Industrial (1865-1950)
Presidents & State Symbols (1841 and on)


  • Hundreds of content screens with graphics, content text and audio narration cover Ohio’s history from prehistoric time until the 1950s.
  • Content is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Standards for 4th Grade Social Studies.
  • Fun and interactive Buckeye Scavenger Hunt, games and puzzles help hold student interest.
  • Timelines, maps, illustrations, charts and photos help make history come alive for the students.
  • Review quizzes for each of the first six eras include computer grading and feedback for incorrect answers.
  • Glossary, internet links, printable transcripts, review quizzes, teacher’s guide and more!

Optimum for Ohio Proficiency Test System Requirements:

  • 486/66 or higher processor, including Intel Pentium processor
  • Windows® 95, 98, 2000, ME, or XP
  • 32 MB RAM
  • 800 x 600 color display (32-bit recommended)
  • Sound Card
  • Power Macintosh
  • Macintosh® OS 8.1 or later, or OS X (Classic Mode)
  • 30 MB RAM
  • 800 x 600 color display (32-bit recommended)
  • Sound Card
If installing to a hard drive (PC or MAC):
  • 305 MB of free hard disk space

Demos & Sample Questions

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