University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Boys and Girls

Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • History
  • Language Arts

Related Artifacts

Activity Description

After researching newspaper articles and reviewing sample "Boys and Girls" newspaper pages from the time, prepare your own "Boys and Girls" newspaper page that would appeal to children living in that place and time. Replicate the style of the "Boys and Girls" pages already appearing in the newspaper.

Standards Addressed

  1. History
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. H1.4.5: Identify contributions of immigrants in Nevada.
      2. H2.4.1: Discuss examples of compromise and conflict within Nevada, i.e., Pyramid Lake Wars, water allocation, Sagebrush Rebellion.
      3. H2.4.2: Describe the experiences of pioneers moving west.
      4. H2.4.4: Identify the diverse population of Nevada's early settlers and discuss their unique experiences.
      5. H2.4.6: Explain how United States conflicts affected life and society in Nevada.
      6. H3.4.1: Compare and/or contrast their daily lives with children in Nevada's past.
      7. H3.4.2: Recognize that communities include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, and who make contributions to Nevada.
    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. H1.[6-8].8: Describe the contributions of immigrant groups to the emerging American culture.
      3. H1.[6-8].10: Describe the role of farming, railroads, and mining in the settlement of the West.
      4. H2.[6-8].1: Summarize the contributions of the diverse populations of Nevada's early settlers.
      5. H2.[6-8].3: Describe how compromise and conflict among peoples contributed to political, economic, and cultural divisions.
      6. H2.[6-8].4: Identify and explain the importance of immigrant and native groups to mining, ranching, railroads, and commerce in Nevada and the United States.
      7. H2.[6-8].6: Describe the effects of tourism and gaming on Nevada.
      8. H2.[6-8].7: Describe the goals and accomplishments of labor unions in Nevada.
      9. H2.[6-8].29: Define mercantilism and explain how it influenced patterns of economic activity.
    3. Grades 9-12 Standards
      1. H1.[9-12].5: Identify the causes and analyze the consequences of labor movements in the United States.
      2. H2.[9-12].3: Analyze how different cultures, points of view, and self-interests influence compromise and conflict over territories, borders, and resources.
      3. H3.[9-12].2: Describe the rise of corporations and analyze working conditions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  2. Language Arts
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. 1.4.5: Identify content specific vocabulary in text.
      2. 3.4.1: Identify how one event may cause another event.
      3. 3.4.6: Identify words and phrases that reveal tone.
      4. 3.4.9: Summarize information.
      5. 4.4.1: Identify the purpose of and gain information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      6. 4.4.2: Identify dialect, slang, alliteration, idioms, informal and formal language.
      7. 6.4.7: With assistance, write a variety of communications in appropriate formats.
      8. 6.4.8: Write instructions to complete tasks or procedures.
    2. Grade 7 Standards
      1. 3.7.7: Make inferences about an author's cultural and historical viewpoints.
      2. 3.7.9: With assistance, paraphrase information.
      3. 5.7.7: Prepare legible final draft to display or share.
      4. 6.7.7: Write a variety of communications in appropriate formats.
      5. 8.7.3: Communicate information by maintaining a clear focus, following a logical sequence, and illustrating information with media aids.
    3. Grade 12 Standards
      1. 1.12.5: Apply knowledge of content specific vocabulary in text to build comprehension.
      2. 3.12.7: Analyze the influence of historical events and culture.
      3. 3.12.8: Paraphrase information.
      4. 4.12.1: Evaluate information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      5. 4.12.4: Make inferences about an author's culture and historical viewpoints.
      6. 5.12.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, and transitions.
      7. 6.12.7: Write a variety of communications in appropriate formats.
 

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