Tag Archives: World History

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 […]

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 […]

Donald Fuller: Teacher Spotlight

We are pleased to feature “Migration in Global Context” participant Donald Fuller as our November Teacher Spotlight! Donald A. Fuller (@historyeducator) teaches 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies and serves as Social Studies Department Head and Technology Coordinator for Youngstown City Schools.  Fuller has his B.S. in Education/Integrated Social Studies and Information Technology Certificate from […]

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, […]

October 14: Migration Gallery Walk with Beth Noren

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 […]

Migration in Global Context

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.

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 […]

Voices from the Past: Exploring World War II through Oral History

For the next portion of the summer blog series, Chris Morris and I will be providing sample lesson plans and teaching materials to help educators incorporate oral history interviews and methods within their classrooms. This lesson plan addresses the following standards from the Ohio Department of Education’s Model Curriculum for American History and Modern World […]

August 3-5 Migration in Global Context Teacher Institute

Migration is a critical global issue in world history and contemporary events.  Indeed, this week the European Union met to respond to the growing influx of migrants into EU member states from Africa, many of whom cross the Mediterranean Sea at great personal risk.  As educators we need to help students place these recent events […]

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