Looking Back: A History is Recorded
To make students aware of the writing of Cleveland's early history during the mid-nineteenth century and to evaluate selected historical sources used in writing those histories.
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Have the students read the two accounts of Cleveland's early settlement and then complete the questions for discussion below.
Have students write a recollection of an event in their past. Stress the need to include detail and information that another person might not be aware of. Have the students compare what they write to the writings of Gilman Bryant and Alonzo Carter.