- list of significant events in frontier Spokane 1873-1900
- list of significant world and national events 1873-1900
- one timeline distinguishing Spokane events in red, national events in blue, and world events in green colored pencil or pen. (Events of business/industry, and other important events)
- timeline must include dates, a brief description of the event and impact on Spokane if national or world
must be horizontal, must have equal/evenly spaced between years and/or decades as applies. Beginning date 1870 and ending date 1900.
students will present and explain their timelines by group
the criteria sheet provided and explained by teacher
From the Resource List provided above, choose one Spokane person and and research information available from your current readings provided or internet sites you have researched.
- Eugene Fellows Block Maps
- Hyslop Building Block Maps, 1885 fire and post-fire 1889
- W.H. Maxwell Maps 1883
- Bird’s Eye View Spokane Falls 1884 Map
- Student will be able to compare and contrast businesses pre-l889 fire and post-l889 fire in downtown Spokane.
Using Eugene Fellows Block Maps, 1885, compare to the Hyslop Building Block Maps. (Teachers will provide 7 copies of Bird’s Eye View Map, one for teacher use taped to the white board, the other 6 copies will be divided among the 6 groups, 5 students per group. Teacher will use their map as each group reports findings.) Find 10 businesses post 1889 fire (Hyslop Maps), and check using the pre- fire maps to see if the businesses indicated were the same. If not, what was built on that lot after the fire?
Upon completion a list of businesses that actually survived the fire will be provide and for extra credit students can locate and label them using a visa-vis pen on the laminated copy.
Write a paragraph explaining what impact the fire had on the businesses in downtown Spokane.
Using Bird’s Eye View of Spokane Fall, 1884 Map locate and label sites as follows:
a. Spokane County Courthouse
c. Red Robin Restaurant downtown
d. Riverpark Square
e. Gonzaga University
f. IMAX and/or Spokane Tent
g. Monroe St. Bridge
h. The Spokesman-Review
Question: What does W. T. on the map title stand for?
Cause and Effect
- article abstract: Sandburg, Everett. “Fall Guy in Great Fire of 1889” Pacific Northwesterner 1981 25(2): 30-32.
- Nolan, Edward W. Eastern Washington State Historical Society” A Night of Terror, Devastation, Suffering and Awful Woe.”: The Spokane Fire of 1889.
- Cause and Effect sheet
- Davidson, James West. The American Nation: Beginnings to 1877. New Jersey: Prentice Hall 1997.
- Students within their small group will read the article abstract “Fall Guy in Great Fire of 1889”, “A Night of Terror, Devastation, Suffering and Awful Woe,” and Ch 10, section 2 in their text book pertaining to the growth of cities and the problems that occurred in the cities at that time.
- Students will use the Cause and Effect Sheet for their group and list facts in the appropriate boxes.
- Students will then present their information to the class.
- Notebook, pen/pencil, textbook. Teacher will supply articles.