University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Mining Ads

Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Language Arts

Related Artifacts

Activity Description

Based on the artifacts, design an invitation to prospectors back east enticing them to come to Southern Nevada. Use any format (e.g., panoramic map with ads around the outside, tri-fold brochure, leaflet).

Standards Addressed

  1. History
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. H1.4.5: Identify contributions of immigrants in Nevada.
      2. H2.4.2: Describe the experiences of pioneers moving west.
      3. H2.4.3: Identify explorers and settlers in pre-territorial Nevada.
      4. H2.4.4: Identify the diverse population of Nevada's early settlers and discuss their unique experiences.
    2. Grades 6-8 Standards
      1. H2.[6-8].1: Summarize the contributions of the diverse populations of Nevada's early settlers.
      2. 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.
      3. 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.
      4. H2.[6-8].16: Define the concept of Manifest Destiny and explain the events that led to the expansion of the United States.
  2. Geography
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. G6.4.1: Describe the distinguishing features of historical regions in Nevada, i.e., Native American tribal territories, pioneer trails, and settlement areas.
      2. G7.4.2: List examples of movements of people, goods, and ideas into and across Nevada.
      3. G7.4.4: Describe historical and current economic issues in Nevada using geographic resources, i.e., illustrate demographic changes due to mining and gaming.
    2. Grades 6-8 Standards
      1. G6.[6-8].4: Evaluate the role regions have played in historical events.
      2. G6.[6-8].2: Describe how movements of people, goods, ideas, and resources have affected events and conditions in the past and present.
      3. G6.[6-8].5: Identify a regional or international economic issue and explain it from a spatial perspective.
    3. Grades 9-12 Standards
      1. G6.[9-12].3: Apply the concept of region to organize and study a geographic issue.
      2. G6.[9-12].4: Analyze selected historical issues, demographics, and questions using the geographic concept of regions.
      3. G6.[9-12].5: Explain why places and regions are important to cultural identity and can serve as forces for both unification and fragmentation.
      4. G7.[9-12].2: Evaluate the impact of migration and settlement on physical and human systems.
      5. G7.[9-12].5: Evaluate why major cities develop in particular geographic locations and how this affects cultures.
  3. Economics
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. E9.4.1: Give examples of incentives and determine whether they are positive or negative.
      2. E9.4.4: Identify factors within an individual's control that can affect the likelihood of employment.
      3. E10.4.1: Discuss how the discovery of silver in Nevada affected the forms of money in circulation.
      4. E11.4.3: Describe resources that are limited in Nevada and ways in which resources are shared.
    2. Grades 6-8 Standards
      1. E9.[6-8].1: Discuss choices made by individuals including the concepts of opportunity cost and total benefit.
      2. E9.[6-8].4: Discuss career paths considering: specific skills required wages, impact of skills on wages.
      3. E9.[6-8].5: Demonstrate and explain an understanding of supply and demand in a market, i.e., law of supply and law of demand.
      4. E10.[6-8].6: Explain the circular flow of economic activity.
      5. E11.[6-8].5: Illustrate how competition among sellers decreases prices, while competition among buyers increases prices.
    3. Grades 9-12 Standards
      1. E9.[9-12].1: Analyze choices and incentive systems used by parents, teachers, employers and government using the concepts of: total benefits and opportunity costs, impact of marginal costs and marginal benefits, effectiveness.
      2. E9.[9-12].4: Evaluate career paths considering: specific skills required, wages, impact of skills on wages, response of wages to market demand.
      3. E9.[9-12].5: Analyze markets using the concepts of supply and demand, including: impact of changes in supply on prices, impact of changes in demand on prices, impact of price controls.
      4. E10.[9-12].6: Explain how the circular flow can affect the nation's income.
      5. E11.[9-12].3: Evaluate how entrepreneurs affect the economy by solving problems, taking risks, and taking advantage of opportunities to earn profits.
  4. Language Arts
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. 4.4.1: Identify the purpose of and gain information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      2. 4.4.2: Identify persuasive and propaganda techniques.
      3. 5.4.7: With assistance, select a publishing format appropriate to the audience and purpose.
    2. Grade 7 Standards
      1. 3.7.9: Synthesize information.
      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. 5.7.7: Select a publishing format appropriate to the audience and purpose.
      5. 6.7.7: Write a variety of communications in appropriate formats.
    3. Grade 12 Standards
      1. 4.12.1: Evaluate information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      2. 4.12.2: Explain how language is used for the purpose of persuasion and propaganda.
      3. 5.12.1: Explore a topic to plan written work.
      4. 6.12.7: Write a variety of communications in appropriate formats.
 

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