COLUMBUS, Ohio — In recognition of Ohio Statehood Day (March 1), Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded government classes about a series of five educational videos the Ohio Attorney General’s Office developed for students. The videos cover topics including the history of Ohio’s two constitutions, the different branches of Ohio government, and communicating with elected officials.

“Statehood Day provides an opportunity to reflect upon the rich history of our great state of Ohio and to get people thinking about how they can get involved,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We created these videos to enhance students’ knowledge of government in Ohio and to encourage their participation and civic engagement.”

The topics for the videos were identified by a panel of Ohio high school teachers, and they align with state standards. They are:

  • Ohio Constitution
  • State Public Policy
  • Citizenry
  • Bill of Rights
  • United States Constitution

The videos were produced by Attorney General DeWine’s office with the help of current and former state officeholders, including appearances by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French, State Rep. Janine Boyd (D-Cleveland Heights), State Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), State Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), and former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery.

The videos are available on the Ohio Attorney General’s website at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/CivicVideos. Schools also may request to receive the videos via email or as a DVD by completing the form available on the page.