The Nevada Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary source documents that are relevant to the history of Nevada. Each primary resource is printed on sturdy 8.5” X 11” card stock.
The Nevada Primary Sources will help your students build common core skills including:
• Critical Thinking
• Point of View
• Compare and Contrast
• Order of Events
• And Much More!
Perfect for gallery walks and literature circles! Great research and reference materials!
The 20 Nevada Primary Sources are:
• Drawing of tents and covered wagons at camp on the bank of the Humboldt River in western Nevada – 1859
• Illustration of Virginia City, Nevada Territory – 1861
• Copy of signature page for the telegraph transmission of the first Nevada State Constitution – 1864
• Photograph of pyramid and domes, Pyramid Lake, Nevada – 1867
• Cover of Crofutt’s Great Trans-Continental Tourist’s Guide – described sights along the first transcontinental railroad route – 1870
• Photograph of Nevada State Capitol – 1875
• Lithograph showing scenes from the Comstock Lode silver and gold deposit – 1877
• Photographs of the Sutro tunnel and mule train – connected to Comstock Lode in northern Nevada – 1890
• Photograph of long stagecoach with horses and mules hauling supplies to mines in Goldfield, Nevada – 1905
• Nevada state flag from 1905 to 1915
• Photograph of Paiute Indian family sitting outside their hut – Goldfield, Nevada – 1906
• Photograph of Native American woman making a basket – Reno, Nevada – circa 1910
• Photograph of open gambling scene in Nevada – 1910
• Map of the Colorado River Basin – 1928
• Photograph of Native American construction workers at Boulder Dam (later named Hoover Dam) – 1935
• Photograph of Hoover Dam – 1941
• Photograph of worker wearing large asbestos mittens to handle hot magnesium ingots produced at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in southern Nevada desert – 1942
• Photograph of Operation Teapot Military Effects Test over Frenchman Flat in Nevada – 1955
• Photograph of night aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada – 2009
• Population density map of Nevada – 2010
Your students will:
…think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
…participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
…integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
…experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.