University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada's Boomtown: A Monologue

Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • History
  • Language Arts
  • Art (Theater)

Related Artifacts

Activity Description

Use the artifacts to write and act out a monologue about living in Nevada during the boomtown years.

Standards Addressed

  1. History
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. H2.4.4: Identify the diverse population of Nevada's early settlers and discuss their unique experiences.
      2. H3.4.4: Explain how advances in technologies have impacted Nevada, i.e., railroads, mining, and gaming.
    2. Grades 6-8 Standards
      1. 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.
  2. Language Arts
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. 5.4.1: Use prewriting strategies to plan written work.
      2. 5.4.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details introduction, conclusion.
      3. 5.4.3: Revise drafts for organization, focused ideas, voice, audience, purpose, relevant details, word choice, sentence fluency.
      4. 6.4.1: Write multiple paragraph papers with a focus on a topic sentence, supporting details, concluding statement, beginning, middle, and end.
      5. 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.
      6. 6.4.4: With assistance, write responses that demonstrate an understanding of character development and motivation.
    2. Grade 7 Standards
      1. 5.7.1: Use prewriting strategies to plan written work.
      2. 5.7.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, transitions.
      3. 5.7.3: Revise drafts for organization, focused ideas, voice, audience, purpose, relevant details, word choice, sentence fluency.
      4. 6.7.2: 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, sensory details.
      5. 6.7.4: Write responses that demonstrate an understanding of plot, character, and setting.
    3. Grade 12 Standards
      1. 5.12.1: Use prewriting strategies to plan written work.
      2. 5.12.3: Revise drafts for organization, focused ideas, voice, audience, purpose, relevant details, word choice, sentence fluency.
      3. 6.12.2: Write essays and compositions that use various organizational structures and stylistic devices.
  3. Art (Theater)
    1. Grade 3 Standards
      1. 1.0: Write or improvise a script with a beginning, middle, and end based on personal experience, imagination, or the retelling of a story.
 

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