Community Decision Making: Deciding the Future of Two Historic Buildings

July 2007

Students gain an understanding of history and the importance of community decision making by studying primary source documents related to the restoration or demolition of historic buildings in Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York. Community Cover

Learning Goals: 
Understand the important decisions made at the local government level regarding historic buildings and the impact that citizen involvement can have on those decisions
Use primary sources to gain information about the choices citizens can make about historic buildings in their communities
Write an essay comparing and contrasting decisions made concerning two historic buildings
17 (teacher guide - 6; student DBQ - 11)