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 […]

End of the Year Highlights

The end of the academic year is an exciting time and packed with events recognizing our students and their academic accomplishments! This post features a collection of photos from our Annual History Department Dinner on April 19, the CLASS Scholar dinner on May 2 and Commencement on May 11.  Congratulations to our Department award winners, […]

August 1 & 2: Global Teacher Institute at the ESC

The ESC of Cuyahoga County invites you to participate in the Global Teacher Institute, Fostering Innovation in Education, on Aug. 1st and 2nd at the ESC’s Eastridge PD Center at 5700 W. Canal Rd, Valley View. The Institute sessions will explore innovative pedagogical methods, education, business and community connections, and local and global resources for those […]

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 […]

Teacher Spotlight: Kevin Braaten

Presenting Berea-Midpark High School’s Kevin Braaten for the June Teacher  Spotlight! Kevin Braaten has taught Social Studies at Berea-Midpark High School for ten years.  Braaten earned his bachelor’s degree in History and Secondary Education at Baldwin-Wallace College and his Masters’ Degree in Education from Marygrove College.  He just finished his sixteenth year as a teacher […]

WHA Challenge Awards for K-12 Teachers

The World History Association is offering Challenge Awards for K-12 teachers and community college lecturers again!  Check out this link for more information: http://www.thewha.org/prize_competitions_mark_welter_teacher_award.php

Teacher Spotlight: Justin Hons

We are pleased to present CSU Alum Justin Hons for the May Teacher Spotlight! Justin Hons is a Social Studies teacher at Cleveland Heights High School where he teaches World History (Modern and Ancient) this year. In the past he has taught American History (Modern), Street Law, Global Issues, Bioethics and Psychology.  Hons completed his […]

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