University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Scavenger Hunt

Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • History
  • Language Arts

Activity Description

Find one artifact from each of the following categories relating to the Goldfield mines. After finding the artifacts, write an expository essay about the boomtown years history of Goldfield mining.

  1. Two newspaper articles
  2. Four pictures
  3. Three maps (one must be panoramic and one must include mining claims)

Standards Addressed

  1. History
    1. 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].10: Describe the role of farming, railroads, and mining in the settlement of the West.
  2. Language Arts
    1. Grade 7 Standards
      1. 3.7.7: Explain the influence of time periods.
      2. 3.7.9: With assistance, paraphrase information.
      3. 4.7.1: Evaluate information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      4. 5.7.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address, audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, transitions.
      5. 6.7.1: With assistance, write essays and compositions that use various organizational structures and stylistic devices.
      6. 6.7.5: Write responses that demonstrate an understanding of expository text supported by evidence.
    2. Grade 12 Standards
      1. 3.12.8: Paraphrase information.
      2. 4.12.1: Evaluate information from illustrations, graphs, charts, titles, text boxes, diagrams, headings, maps.
      3. 4.12.3: Evaluate the impact of sequential and/or chronological order.
      4. 5.12.2: Draft multiple paragraphs on a single topic that address audience, purpose, supporting details, introduction, conclusion, transitions."
      5. 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, sensory details.
 

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