CLEsson Plans

Lesson Plans Based on the History of Cleveland, Ohio

Economic Changes, White Flight, and the Era of Recovery

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

The first series of lesson plans will be titled The Road to Recovery: Historical Impacts on Modern Cleveland. The first lesson plan within this series focuses on the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, which has undergone its fair share of economic changes over the past 60 years. It will serve as an example as to how the economy and people of Cleveland as a whole have managed to adapt over time to their new situation. This lesson plan, as of now, will be published within the next week.

An Introduction

(Photo Courtesy of WKYC)


My name is Kyle, and I am the creator and moderator of CLEsson Plans. I created this site in order to preserve Cleveland’s history in a unique format and to provide educators with lesson plans that can be utilized in a museum or classroom setting. Lesson plans, depending on the topic and content, will be geared towards the appropriate audience, which could be primary students, secondary students, undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, and/or the public at large. Every lesson plan that is published will be marked with tags showing what educational group and age group the lesson plan is appropriate for. I encourage contributions from the public for lesson plan ideas, possible improvements to existing lesson plans, and submissions of fully developed lesson plans that could be appropriate for this site. In order to submit a contribution, simply click the ‘Content’ tab on the home page and fill out your information. I look forward to posting the first lesson plan in the very near future.

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