Tag Archives: Government

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 […]

Labor Education and Arts Project (LEAP)

Attention US History Teachers & Students! CSU Professor Emeritus of History David J. Goldberg has been working with a group called Labor Education and Arts Project (LEAP). In conjunction with a recent conference they sponsored, LEAP has produced a very attractive 24 page booklet entitled “The Rise of the Labor Movement in Ohio at the […]

October 10: CM Law Symposium on Education

The Education Law Association and Cleveland State Law Review Symposium will be on October 10 from 1:30-4:30 pm. The topic is “American Education: Diversity, Desegregation and Resegretation” and the keynote speaker is Mark Rosenbaum.  Full details are on the law school website. https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/events/2014101013302787    

American Goverment: Model Schools in Civic Education

To wrap up the series on historical thinking and technology in American Government classrooms, I decided to feature model schools and districts (see link below) that are intentional about producing civically-minded students through curriculum, activism and leadership opportunities. The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools (associated with the National Council for the Social Studies) […]

Resources: Connecting American Government and Technology

In this post, I provide various resources to help American Government teachers engage their students. Building on my previous Government posting, Minecraft, iCivics, and Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools are technological resources that help educators meet Government standards and engage students in civic responsibility and activism. These resources not only teach students about […]

American Government: Developing Citizens with Historical Thinking and Technology

Within American society, many citizens are deeply unaware of the institutions that govern them and work to continue to make the United States a democratic and free nation. They do not understand the operations of federal services and organizations, in addition to how documents such at the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence work in […]

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 […]

Teacher Spotlight: Sara Ziemnik

Featuring CSU alumna Sara Ziemnik for the December Teacher Spotlight! Sara Ziemnik teaches 9th grade World History and 10th grade A.P. U.S. History at Rocky River High School in Rocky River, Ohio.  She earned her B.S.in Secondary Education and Social Studies at Miami University in 1999 and her M.A. in History at Cleveland State University […]

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