Teaching Cleveland
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Middle School Edition: 6-8

Lesson 28

"The Haymarket"

OBJECTIVES:

To familiarize students with the Haymarket area of Cleveland and its importance in the history of the city.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:

TERMS:
derelicts
transients
tenements
housing stock
Friendly Inn
dispensary
canteens
religious institutions
Hiram House
George Bellamy
call boxes
precincts
trotte
rsociologist
environs

LESSON FOCUS:

1. Why was the Haymarket an important factor in the history of Cleveland before 1900?

TEACHING PROCEDURE:

  1. Distribute copies of the Fact Sheet to the students. Have the students read the fact sheet and complete the accompanying worksheet.
  2. During the 1920s, the area known as the Haymarket was targeted to be cleared as part of the construction program which resulted in the Terminal Tower complex. The article appeared in the newspaper about this time and was intended to give people a slice of life in the area soon to be removed from Cleveland's history. Have students read the article and complete the worksheet on the reading.

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