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

December 4: CMA Educator’s Night Out w/ CSU Alumna Beth Noren

Learn more about using artwork as primary sources and the educational resources at the Cleveland Museum of Art! This week’s “Educator’s Night Out” features CSU Alumna Beth Noren on  December 4 from 6-7:30 pm From the CMA Facebook page: Educator’s Night Out: Artworks as Primary Sources Artworks often give clues about life in a specific […]

NEH Hangout Series: STEM and the Humanities

Check out this important Google Hangout Series from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  You can view today’s Hangout on the site and participate in upcoming events.  This is an important series for teachers and pre-service teachers working to break down the boundaries between disciplines in the Humanities and STEM. Do you already integrate […]

Mapwalk Journeys: European Tour

Our final student reflection features a European tour.  Geography student Kelly Zippay demonstrates that the mapwalk can provide an alternative perspective even, and perhaps more so, for places with which we feel familiar. A European Tour This past Friday, I went on a tour of Europe.  During my tour, I visited eleven places throughout the […]

Mapwalk Journeys: Alexander the Great

World history student and Social Studies major Mikey Withrow shares his reflection on Alexander the Great’s conquests integrating landmarks from the map well with his historical knowledge of Alexander’s campaign. Map Walk Reflection This was the first map walk I have ever done. I really did not know what to expect when it came to […]

Mapwalk Journeys: The Silk Road

In this reflection Geography student Bill Lambrinoydis shares his experience walking the historical path of the Silk Road trade routes. He did a nice job observing the geographic features and recognizing changes in altitude and terrain. Bill Lambrinoydis: A Journey I would like to share with everyone an imaginary journey that I have written for […]

Mapwalk Journeys: Aboriginal Australians

Our first map walk reflection is by Intro to Geography student Tarchelle (J.B.) Anderson.  J.B. took her curiosity about the experiences of native Australians to a new level by examining Australian terrain on the maps. Two days before the Map Walk I was watching a show on the National Geographic Channel about the aboriginal people […]

Mapwalking in CSU’s Woodling Gym

A CSU Tradition Each year Professor Stephen Cory reserves the Woodling Gym and carefully lays out over 500 tactical pilotage charts which make up a world map the size of basketball court.  He started this tradition for his courses on the Middle East, realizing that many students did not have basic geographic knowledge of the […]

Teaching World History through Objects

At Cleveland State we strive to take pre-service Social Studies teachers in our upper-level World History course beyond the memorization of names, places and dates.  We focus on the discipline of history and the many historical lenses scholars use to teach and analyze world history.  To this end, my students read Vermeer’s Hat: the Seventeenth […]

New Posts Coming Soon!

This section will highlight the ways in which CSU faculty, pre-service teachers, and local teachers use educational resources like our annual Map Walk and Cleveland-area institutions to create lesson plans and ideas for secondary-level and college classrooms. Look for future posts on the 2013 Map Walk and “Reacting To The Past!”  Please email Professor Rose […]

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