Tag Archives: Geography

Oct 25: Mapwalk in Student Center

From Mapwalk Graduate Assistant Sarah Nemeth: Have you ever wanted to travel to Egypt to see the pyramids, or Saudi Arabia to see the Great Mosque of Mecca? What about the Wahiba Sands in Oman? On Wednesday October 25th, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Cleveland State University Student Center Atrium (2121 Euclid Avenue) […]

April 6: Map Walk in Wolstein Center

Announcing the Spring Map Walk on April 6, in CSU’s Wolstein Center from 10 am to 3 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your smartphone to follow QR code tours “The Journey of Ibn Battuta” and “The Mongol Conquest” developed by Professor Stephen Cory and CSU undergraduate/graduate students. Details: Date: April 6, 2017 […]

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 […]

2016 CIFF Films for Social Studies

The Cleveland International Film Festival is around the corner! I am keeping up with the tradition to look through the schedule and see which films will be interesting and useful for History and Social Studies teachers. Every year key themes emerge from this list. Perhaps not surprising, this year’s dominant themes are migration, climate change, and race. Let’s get […]

September 2: Public Humanities & Modern Africa

NEO teachers and students: check out this exciting symposium on the Public Humanities & Modern Africa sponsored by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at CSU on September 2.   Here’s the official announcement: On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Cleveland State University will host “The Public Humanities and Modern Africa: An Interdisciplinary Symposium.” […]

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 […]

Mark Cole: Faculty Spotlight

We are pleased to feature Dr. Mark B. Cole as our first Social Studies @ CSU Faculty Spotlight! Dr. Cole began teaching as a College Associate Lecturer in the History Department at Cleveland State University in Fall 2014. A native of Ohio, he received his PhD in Modern European History from the University of Florida, […]

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 Geography

The concepts now associated with Ohio’s Geography standards for high school education greatly emphasize the themes found within Merriam-Webster’s current definition of globalization. Now, instead of simply educating students about the physical landscape of the Earth (and the various scientific factors included within that school of thought), teachers are also being tasked with the lofty […]

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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