Here you will find links to resources provided by the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) to help you build a lesson plan that focuses on Eastern Europe or Eurasia. If you have any questions about the resources below, please contact CSEEES’ outreach coordinator, Alicia Baca, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources from CSEEES and OSU
- CSEEES Knowledge Bank Page: Knowledge Bank is an open access, free public digital repository hosted by The Ohio State University Libraries. Past presentations developed by CSEEES and unit plans and activities created by past teacher training participants have been uploaded to Knowledge Bank and are free to download, use, and modify. Items include PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, Russian language activities, and document based questions.
- CSEEES Online Modules: To provide free, widely accessible content about Eastern Europe and Eurasia, CSEEES has worked with Ohio State faculty and graduate student experts to create online modules that are self-contained units of instruction for K-12 students and teachers, as well as community college educators and students. Modules are in a variety of formats, are fully accessible, and are made to provide users with additional resources and information to further their study of a topic and/or country. Below are links to the modules that we currently have available.
- “From Population Exchange to Ethnic Cleansing: Forced Migration in 20th-Century Eastern Europe” by Dr. Theodora Dragostinova. Format: YouTube video with a fully accessible transcript available.
- “An Introduction to Uzbekistan” by Henry Misa, Alisher Khaliyarov, and Dr. Madina Djuraeva. Format: u.osu.edu website.
- “Medical and Healthcare Innovation in Estonia” by Dr. Lorraine Wallace and Steven Mousetes. Format: YouTube video with a fully accessible transcript available. PowerPoint available for download through Knowledge Bank.
- “An Overview of Czech Language, History, and Culture” by Ashton Kimbler. Format: YouTube video with a fully accessible transcript available.
- “Youth Culture in Postcommunist Romania” by Dr. Adela Lechintan-Siefer. Format: Google website with embedded content.
- NEH Summer Institute “Central Asia in World History” Unit Plans: Participants of the 2016 Central Asia in World History developed a final unit plan based on their research during the Summer Institute. These unit plans were developed based on the subjects and interests of the teachers, and in consultation with the Director, Dr. Scott Levi, and master teacher, Bobbie Mucha. Below they are available for viewing and download to assist other teachers who wish to teach more about Central Asia.