University of Nevada, Las Vegas

And Now for a Commercial Break

Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • History
  • Language Arts

Related Artifacts

Activity Description

Ask students what types of ads ran during the boomtown years and what these tell us about life in early Southern Nevada. Have each student prepare a descriptive essay to share his/her response.

Standards Addressed

  1. History
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. H2.4.2: Describe the experiences of pioneers moving west.
      2. H2.4.4: Identify the diverse population of Nevada's early settlers and discuss their unique experiences.
      3. H4.4.1: Describe the economic and cultural influence other nations have on the state of Nevada.
    2. Grades 6-8 Standards
      1. H1.[6-8].10: Describe the role of farming, railroads, and mining in the settlement of the West.
      2. H2.[6-8].6: Describe the effects of tourism and gaming on Nevada.
      3. H2.[6-8].29: Define mercantilism and explain how it influenced patterns of economic activity.
    3. Grades 9-12 Standards
      1. H1.[9-12].3: Assess the impact of technological innovations and urbanization on society's social and economic development.
      2. H3.[9-12].3: Analyze the contributions of inventors and innovators that led to a change in society.
  2. Language Arts
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. 1.4.5: Identify content specific vocabulary in text.
      2. 3.4.7: Compare text from different cultures and time periods.
      3. 4.4.2: With assistance, identify how language creates persuasion and propaganda.
      4. 5.4.1: Explore a topic to plan written work.
      5. 5.4.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details introduction, and conclusion.
      6. 5.4.3: Revise drafts for organization, focused ideas, voice, audience, purpose, relevant details, word choice, and sentence fluency.
      7. 6.4.1: Write multiple paragraph papers with a focus on a topic sentence, supporting details, concluding statement, beginning, middle, and end.
      8. 6.4.2: Write multiple paragraph papers about experiences and/or events that are appropriate to audience and purpose that include logical sequence, character, setting, plot, dialogue.
    2. Grade 7 Standards
      1. 3.7.7: Make inferences about an author's cultural and historical viewpoints.
      2. 4.7.1: Evaluate information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      3. 4.7.2: Explain intended and unintended effects of persuasive and/or propaganda techniques on an audience.
      4. 4.7.6: Evaluate the author's use of facts and/or opinions.
      5. 5.7.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, and transitions.
      6. 6.7.5: Write responses that demonstrate an understanding of expository text supported by evidence.
    3. Grade 12 Standards
      1. 3.12.7: Analyze the influence of historical events and culture.
      2. 4.12.1: Evaluate information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      3. 4.12.2: Analyze the use of dialect, slang, idioms, informal and formal language
      4. 4.12.4: Explain how language is used for the purpose of persuasion and propaganda.
      5. 5.12.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, and transitions.
      6. 6.12.2: Write multiple paragraph papers about experiences and/or events that are appropriate to audience and purpose that include logical sequence, character, setting, plot, dialogue, figurative language, and sensory details.
 

University Libraries, UNLV, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 457001, Las Vegas, NV 89154-7001, (702) 895-2286

© 2009 University of Nevada-Las Vegas. All rights reserved.

Institute of Museum and Library Services