Cleveland's Sesquicentennial - A Competition in Cleveland History
Students will use the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
to locate information required for a 1946, city wide school competition
in Clevelandhistory. Using the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History,
students will create their own bicentennial trivia game of Cleveland
- How were students involved in the Sesquicentennial celebration
- What or who were considered important events or people in
Cleveland's history in 1946? What would be considered significant
in Cleveland's history today?
- Divide students into groups. Divide the list of important
people in Cleveland's Sesquicentennial History equally among the
groups. Each group is to research information about the people
on their list. They may use any available resources as well as
the Encyclopedia of Cleveland's History. They should have
a few days to complete their research as a homework assignment.
- When the research is complete, each group will report their
information to the rest of the class. Encourage students to pay
careful attention or take notes, because there may be a quiz later.
- You may distribute the Sesquicentennial History Quiz for students
to take individually, or you could have a class competition between
groups. The winner or winning team should be rewarded with a "no
homework pass" or candy or some other small reward.
- Next, have groups decide on at least 5 people, places or things
they think are significant in Cleveland's Bicentennial History.
They may use the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, or
other sources for their information. When they have completed
their research, they are to prepare their information to present
to the class AND a question to be used in another History of Cleveland
Quiz Competition. Again, the winning team should be rewarded with
a small reward.
- This competition could be expanded to include other classes,
the entire school or between schools.