University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The End of the Road

Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • History
  • Language Arts

Related Artifacts

Activity Description

Postulate why the last entry in this register was on December 27, 1916, given that the book was only one-third full. Then use creative writing interspersed with facts of the boomtown era in Southern Nevada to tell your story. Elaborate using fiction.

Standards Addressed

  1. History
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. H3.4.5: Discuss major news events on the local and state levels.
    2. Grades 6-8 Standards
      1. H1.[6-8].7: Explore the lure of the West and the reality of life on the frontier as it relates to communication, farming and water issues, mining, and ranching.
  2. Language Arts
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. 5.4.1: Explore a topic to plan written work.
      2. 5.4.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details introduction, and conclusion.
    2. Grade 7 Standards
      1. 4.7.6: Verify information by referencing other sources.
      2. 5.7.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address, audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, and transitions.
    3. Grade 12 Standards
      1. 5.12.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, and transitions.
 

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