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Electoral College: Lesson Plan

Teachers: Election season lesson plan by History Department Graduate Assistant Genie Donley! Fall of 2016 is undoubtedly the most exciting time to be an American Government student. The 2016 presidential election has been in the news for the past year, and only gets more and more interesting as we creep closer to November. The entertaining […]

October 31: Cross-Cultural Communications Seminar

Attention Social Studies & History Majors: Check out this interesting seminar with Harriet Russell sponsored by Mandel Honors College on Cross-Cultural Communications. Pre-registration required before 10/26 in the Honors Office. HIS 299 & HIS 104 students: write a 1 page optional reflection for participation points. When: 10/31 3:30-5 pm Where: MC 103

Stephanie Hinnershitz: Faculty Spotlight

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz to the History Department! Stephanie Hinnershitz joins the CSU History Department this fall as Assistant Professor of History. She earned her BA from Lock Haven University, her MA from Temple University, and her PhD from the University of Maryland. Hinnershitz is the author of Race, Religion, and […]

August 30: History & Social Studies Meet & Greet 11:30 -1:30

Save the Date! The History Department is hosting its annual Meet & Greet on Tuesday August 30 from 11:30-1:30 pm in RT 1316.   Come and meet faculty & advisors from the History Department and CLASS as well as Social Studies Teacher Education faculty from the College of Education and Human Services. There will be […]

Karen Sotiropoulos: Faculty Spotlight

We are pleased to feature Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Karen Sotiropoulos as our August Faculty Spotlight! Karen Sotiropoulos is Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University where she has taught African American History since 2000. She earned her BA from Tufts University, MA from New York University, and […]

July 21 & 23: Labor History Book Presentation & Film

NEO-based Labor Education and Arts Project (LEAP) is sponsoring a book presentation by Ahmed White and film screening (Mean Things Happening) on July 21 & 23 in Cleveland.  Full details in this flyer and at the LEAP Facebook page. Additional events will also be held in Youngtown (7/16) and Massillon (7/24).

Souther on Hough 50th Anniversary

This July is the 50th anniversary of the Hough Riots in Cleveland. For teachers in Northeast Ohio, the events surrounding the commemoration are a great way to augment discussions of racial tension, urban spaces, and local history in the classroom. CSU history professor J. Mark Souther, a public historian who leads the Cleveland Historical project and Center for […]

Advising: History of Kenya-Fall 2016

History and Social Studies Majors: Check out Dr. Owino’s HIS 393: Special Topics course on the History of Kenya. It will be offered Fall 2016 and counts as a non-western/transnational sequence course for Social Studies majors and a great way to get experience in digital history and collaboration. Here is the course description: “The History […]

Protest Voices: Activist Oral Histories in Cleveland

Mark Souther and I are excited to announce our second collaboration sponsored by the CSU Office of Research Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRA): “Protest Voices: Using Activist Oral Histories to Teach Historical Thinking.” This project builds on the successful combination of oral histories and pedagogy which led to the educator-­oriented website “History Speaks” (historyspeaks.clevelandhistory.org) in our USRA […]

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