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

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 […]

Oral History Meets Pedagogy In the Classroom

Each summer Social Studies @ CSU features an “In the Classroom” series highlighting different strategies to connect Social Studies content with pedagogy.  In 2013 the Mapwalk Journeys series focused on Professor Stephen Cory’s Mapwalk activity and fostering geographic literacy in the classroom.  The 2014 series Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology addressed the challenges of using […]

History Speaks: Empowering Teachers to Incorporate Oral History

When Professor Shelley Rose broached the idea of developing an Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) proposal around the practice of utilizing oral history in K-12 classrooms, I knew it meshed with one of my own goals: to invite broad use of the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection, a growing repository of more than 1,000 interviews conducted as part of […]

History Speaks: Reflections from Victoria McDonough

Over the course of this summer, Chris Morris and I have had the opportunity and privilege to explore oral history methods and resources for the purpose of making them more accessible to educators and connecting them to practical classroom uses. Using oral history interviews from the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection, we have worked to […]

History Speaks: Reflection from Chris Morris

The experience of working with Tori McDonough under the guidance of Dr. Shelley Rose and Dr. Mark Souther has been nothing short of invaluable. I have learned a wealth of new information about the teaching profession, the historical process, and how oral histories can have an impact in the classroom. Our project, History Speaks: Using […]

Nationalism and World Geography

As we saw with Tori McDonough’s previous post on Gender Equality, there are a number of different ways in which to utilize oral histories in the classroom. Continuing with the non-traditional lesson plan format, I have chosen to write a flipped lesson plan for tackling the concepts of immigration and nationalism as well as world […]

Voices from the Past: Exploring World War II through Oral History

For the next portion of the summer blog series, Chris Morris and I will be providing sample lesson plans and teaching materials to help educators incorporate oral history interviews and methods within their classrooms. This lesson plan addresses the following standards from the Ohio Department of Education’s Model Curriculum for American History and Modern World […]

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