What Moses Saw
To introduce the story of the establishment of Cleveland through
the use of a short reading.
Connecticut Land Company, surveyor, Cuyahoga, township, Moses
Cleaveland, Western Reserve, Public Square
- How was the city of Cleveland established?
- What were the advantages and disadvantages of the selection
of an area along the Cuyahoga River as the site of the main city
of the Western Reserve?
- Have the students read the selection and answer the questions
for discussion below:
a. How were New England townships laid out?
b. Why is it necessary to have order in laying out the plans for a city?
c. Do you think the plan for Cleveland was a good one?
d. Would you change it? How?
- Have the students list the advantages and disadvantages of
settling along the banks of the Cuyahoga River.