“Service-Learning: Doan Brook, Liberty Row, and the Cultural Gardens”
Robert M. Swaggard
High School P.R.I.D.E.
10th Grade U.S. History, 9th Grade World History
Through this unit, students will begin to explore the importance
of identity, community, legacy and participation of immigrants to Cleveland.
By studying the rich history that led to the creation of the Cleveland
Cultural Gardens, students will understand
the importance of the area in the heyday of Cleveland’s history. After students have been
exposed to some of the history of the gardens, Doan Brook, and Liberty
Row, they will then begin a service-learning project that will immerse
them in the cultural gardens, Doan Brook, or Liberty Row. This immersion
will offer students the opportunity to understand the history of their
community, and allow students to leave their own legacy on the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and surrounding areas. The
service-learning projects will offer students the opportunity to execute
the following steps. Preparation, Action, Reflection and Demonstration
while using the cultural gardens, Doan Brook, or Liberty Row as the focal
point of their project.