Every history and social studies major at Cleveland State University takes HIS 299: Intro to Historical Studies, a gateway course which focuses on the process of historical thinking and the transferable skills (research methods and writing) that history/social studies majors take with them into the workforce. On November 3, 2017, HIS 299 students were treated […]
Visit HIS 299 “Intro to Historical Studies” students at the “Cleveland Against the World: #Allin at the Great Lakes Exposition” project fair, November 10, 2016 from 8:30-9:45 am in Michael Schwartz Library. Light refreshments will be served.
Please join us for our first Migration in Global Context public event this fall! On October 14 from 4-6 pm CSU Alum and Westlake High School Master Teacher Beth Noren will lead a gallery walk at the Cleveland Museum of Art. We hope to see you there! Contact Dr. Shelley Rose with any questions about […]
Each summer Social Studies @ CSU features an “In the Classroom” series highlighting different strategies to connect Social Studies content with pedagogy. In 2013 the Mapwalk Journeys series focused on Professor Stephen Cory’s Mapwalk activity and fostering geographic literacy in the classroom. The 2014 series Connecting Historical Thinking and Technology addressed the challenges of using […]
Over the course of this summer, Chris Morris and I have had the opportunity and privilege to explore oral history methods and resources for the purpose of making them more accessible to educators and connecting them to practical classroom uses. Using oral history interviews from the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection, we have worked to […]
The experience of working with Tori McDonough under the guidance of Dr. Shelley Rose and Dr. Mark Souther has been nothing short of invaluable. I have learned a wealth of new information about the teaching profession, the historical process, and how oral histories can have an impact in the classroom. Our project, History Speaks: Using […]
One week to our Migration in Global Context teacher institute! Details available at the institute website and follow #teachmigration or @SocStudiesatCSU on Twitter for updates. Don’t miss our public follow up activities beginning this fall.
As we saw last week with Tori McDonough’s lesson plan, oral history can be a valuable tool in the classroom. While her lesson focused on having students conduct their own mini oral history projects in order to gain an understanding of the historical thinking process, I will be focusing on using oral histories […]
Oral histories bring the past to life in ways ordinary textbooks cannot. Through the power of hearing an individual’s voice and listening to their stories, students and teachers alike form a powerful, personal connection with the historical period under investigation. In addition, the process of creating oral histories in the classroom allows teachers to introduce […]
I’m pleased to announce our 2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Project sponsored by CSU’s Office of Research is underway! Researchers Chris Morris and Tori McDonough are already investigating current uses of oral history for teaching Social Studies. They will have two main tasks this summer. First, they will work with Dr. Mark Souther, Director of the […]