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Essays on connecting Social Studies content and pedagogy in the classroom.

Jose Sola: Guest Post on El Salvador

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. José O. Solá,  Associate Professor of History at Cleveland State University and member of St. Dominic’s Parish in Shaker Heights. Sola has traveled to El Salvador twice as a missioner and provides a different perspective on the history and memory of the four churchwomen killed on […]

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 […]

Protest Voices in the Classroom: Anti-War Movement Lesson Plan

The anti-war movement during the course of the Vietnam War impacted American society and attempted to influence US foreign policy in Southeast Asia through various means. The anti-war movement began with mass demonstrations and protest actions before shifting to active resistance, including militancy in some instances. By the end of the Vietnam War, the anti-war […]

Draft Refusal During Vietnam

Selective Service during the War in Vietnam (The full text of the Selective Service Act, USC 50 Ch. 49 – Military Selective Service can be found here.) The Selective Service Act  of 1948 was the basis of the United States’ modern draft system, used in both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. All males between the […]

Amanda Gedeon: Summer Research Assistant

Hello! My name is Amanda Gedeon. I’m a film student here at Cleveland State, and I’ll be graduating in 2017 with minors in international film and history.  Afterwards, I hope to go on to graduate school abroad for film history and preservation. This summer I’m thrilled to be a part of the “Protest Voices: Using […]

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 […]

April 28: Map Walk in SC Atrium

All CSU students and community members are invited to Dr. Stephen Cory’s annual Map Walk in the SC Atrium on April 28 from 8:30 am-8 pm. The Map Walk features over 500 tactical pilotage charts which make up a world map the size of basketball court. This year, the walk features the Middle East and […]

October 14: Migration Gallery Walk with Beth Noren

Please join us for our first Migration in Global Context public event this fall! On October 14 from 4-6 pm CSU Alum and Westlake High School Master Teacher Beth Noren will lead a gallery walk at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  We hope to see you there! Contact Dr. Shelley Rose with any questions about […]

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