Tag Archives: Geography

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 […]

April 10: Mapwalk of the Middle East in the Student Center

Join Dr. Stephen Cory for a Mapwalk of the Middle East on Thursday April 10 from 9-5:30 in the Student Center Atrium.  Stop by for a stroll on your way to class or linger all day in Saudi Arabia!  Tweet @SocStudiesatCSU your experiences and even selfies from the map with the #CSUMapwalk tag. 

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: 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 […]

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