Tag Archives: Contemporary World Issues

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 […]

Nov 12: Book Discussion: New Location MM Drawing Room

Please join us for the second “Migration in Global Context” event, a book discussion of Factory Girls by Leslie Chang on November 12 from 4-6 pm. NOTE: The discussion has been moved to the CSU Mather Mansion Drawing Room.  Details and campus map are available on the institute website: https://sites.google.com/site/globalmigration2015/ Thank you to the Educational Service Center […]

November 12: Factory Girls Book Discussion

The next “Migration in Global Context” Event is here! Please join us for a public book discussion of Leslie Chang’s Factory Girls. Chang reveals the everyday experiences of Chinese factory workers, primarily young women, who are part of the largest labor migration in the world today.  Date: 11/12/15 Time: 4-6 pm Location: CSU Student Center Rm. 315, […]

Aug 3-5: Save the Date! CSU and ESC Migration Workshop

NEO Teachers save the date for this 2015-16 Professional Development Opportunity for all Ohio K-12 Teachers and Administrators:   Here is the description- we hope you can join us!   Migration in Global Context: History, Narrative and Project-Based Learning Summer Teacher Institute (August 3-5, 2015) and follow-up programs during AY 2015-16 Cleveland State University’s Department of […]

Resources: Connecting Contemporary World Issues with Technology

In order to help teachers incorporate the themes I discussed in my previous Contemporary World Issues posting, this post provides resources and links to activities, lesson plans and content that can aid educators in making their students more globally-conscious learners. Lesson Planet, the Peace Corps website for students and Globalization 101 all provide resources that […]

Connecting Historical Thinking and Contemporary World Issues

According to the United Nations, there are a myriad of contemporary issues plaguing the planet. From problems surrounding adequate housing to human trafficking to matters of water and sanitation, individuals all over the world daily encounter issues that prevent them from living a healthy or equitable life. The Polaris Project estimates that roughly 20.9 million […]

Resources: Connecting Geography and Historical Thinking

In this post I discuss three functional resources that can help teachers link content from their geography courses to historical thinking and technology. Building on my first geography post, I list ideas and methods for effective implementation of these resources (Google Earth, Gapminder and If It Were My Home) so that students not only better […]

Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology in the Classroom – Introduction

Most often when students are polled about their experience in History or Social Studies classrooms, they give a common response: “it’s just boring, useless, memorization of facts.” As stated by James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, “High school students hate history. When they list their favorite subjects, history always comes in […]

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