(Photo Courtesy of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University)

As promised, here is the rough draft of my lesson plan on Detroit-Shoreway. Nonetheless, because it is my rough draft, I encourage any and all suggestions for improvement. I received inspiration for this particular lesson plan through my Introduction to Public History class at St. John’s, where we worked in-depth with the National Park Service’s Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) initiative. I will include a link to Teaching with Historic Places below. As mentioned in a previous post and in the lesson plan itself, this lesson plan serves to show how residents of Detroit-Shoreway and Cleveland as a whole have adapted to their new situation. I would recommend it for either high school advanced placement students or college undergraduates. It is just the first installment in the Road to Recovery series, and if there are any community suggestions for the next topic within the series, please let me know through the ‘contact’ tab. The entirety of the Road to Recovery series will be accessible by clicking the ‘category’ tab under the date of publication below. The lesson plan is attached and any links that are mentioned in the lesson plan will be included below. For this lesson plan, Margaret Cowell’s book Dealing with Deindustrialization: Adaptive Resilience in American Midwestern Regions will have to be purchased. I sincerely appreciate your time and I hope to hear suggestions for topics or improvements in the future. (Note – these lesson plans are not designed to state standards. However, they serve as a guideline that can be adapted by teachers to suit the needs of each individual state.)

Detroit-Shoreway Lesson Plan


Important Links

  1. Teaching with Historic Places – Teaching with Historic Places
  2. Detroit-Shoreway Proposal – detroit-shoreway-proposal
  3. Detroit-Shoreway Census Report (Link) – Detroit-Shoreway Census
  4. Dennis Keating Article – “The Gordon Square Arts District in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood”
  5. Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Organization – DSCDO