Sunday, November 13, 2011

New Site for Social Studies Information

Due to the amount of time necessary to maintain blogs in various places, Social Studies news can be found on the History Politics and Justice Blog and also on the department's website.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Caitlin Kegley Named Honors Council Secretary

Caitlin Kegley, a senior majoring in Social Studies and History, with a minor in Public History/Museum Studies was named Secretary of the Honors Council last week. As part of her duties, Kegley will be charged with reading the roll of organizations during the spring Honors' Day celebration. Caitlin is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, is president of Studia Socialia Americae, and is also active in several other campus organizations.

Well done Caitlin!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Several of the Social Studies students, along with Dr. Crawford and Dr. Lomax gathered last week for the Winter Quarter gathering. They enjoyed pizza, although maintaining that they prefer cheese pizza to vegetarian, and talked about issues in the major and the profession. Jennifer Sherman reported on her student teaching experience, and talked about opportunities for presentations, among other topics. This was also a chance for freshmen to get to know the other majors who can help them avoid the various pitfalls that can befall students.

Thanks to Student Senate for buying the pizza and Mock Trial for providing the drinks - left over from the Polar Bear Invitational. We will do this again in during Spring Quarter.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jones Named Mr. ONU

Trey Jones, a Junior majoring in Social Studies, was recently crowned Mr. ONU last week. The event was sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta and was held to raise money for the sorority's philanthropic efforts.

Well done Trey!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Eleven students and Dr. Crawford went off to the Metzger Nature Center for Teacher Licensure Orientation last weekend. While there, they watched the documentary Harvard beats Yale 29-29, and discussed how sports can be used to teach the Social Studies. On Sunday, the students presented lesson plans that they made to accomplish that goal, and all did a great job! Another purpose of the weekend was to familiarize Social Studies candidates with the Ten Themes of the National Council for the Social Studies. Dr. Crawford also went over the requirements of the Center for Teacher Education and discussed opportunities and challenges that students will face as they make the transition from student to teacher.

As always, the food, supplied by Nature Center caretakers Wayne and Carol King was first rate, and the class traveled to a local mall to forestall cabin fever. It was a fun and productive weekend!

Pictured above are (L-R) Kevin Obarski, Scott Russell, Dustin Scott, Dr. Crawford, Lawren Neeley, Ben Buehler, Amarilla Fair, Jasmine Goldsmith, Annie Hertzler, Aaron Craft, Michael King (back), and Sadie Wiley (front).

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fleming Named Ohio Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week

Ryan Fleming, a senior Social Studies major, was named OAC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Baldwin Wallace. Ryan had 4 catches for a career high 201 yards and scored 2 touchdowns, one of 54 yards and the other that went for 49 yards.

Ryan will be doing his student teaching next quarter and will be back on campus for spring quarter to run sprints for the track team.

Well done Ryan!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Social Studies students gathered at Dr. Crawford's house for pizza and enlightenment during the third week of classes. The pizza was supplied by Crawford, while the enlightenment was provided by Jennifer Bazell and Katherine Gualtiere, who are doing their student teaching this quarter. Jennifer, who is at Kenton HS, and Katherine, who is at Riverdale HS, told the students of their adventures so far as student teachers. The experienced students also shared tips with the new students on how to effectively make their way through the program at ONU. Fortunately, the deck, that Dr. Crawford built with the help of friends and family, was able to stand up under the stress.

The social studies candidates will meet at least once per quarter, to build esprit des corps, and to hear the tales of those who have experienced the next step in the process toward becoming a teacher.