Through an historical and literary approach, this course examines the history of the state of Nevada from the Native peoples to the present. Includes a component on Nevada Constitution required for graduation from all Nevada colleges and universities.
- Explain the impact of Nevada’s physical geography on its history.
- Discuss the geography, economic activities, folklore and religion of Nevada’s native peoples.
- Describe the main patterns of immigration to Nevada and the impact on cultural, economic, social and political development of the state.
- Identify the cultural, social, political and economic effects of mining in Nevada.
- Discuss the unique industries of Nevada including legalized gambling.
- Highlight the key principles of the Nevada Constitution and explain the differences between it and the United States Constitution.
- Explain the reasons for and importance of Las Vegas as the center of popular consumer culture in Nevada.
- Illuminate historical and contemporary perspectives on cultural diversity and the in Nevada’s diverse population.
- Explain debates within the state the impact of a growing statewide population; new developments within the education system; the expanding roles of women; recent changes and developments in state politics; the exponential growth of Las Vegas; and an assessment of the changes in Nevada’s growing ethnic population and increasingly divergent demographic groups
- Apply the school governance principles presented in the course to real-life school situations.
- Gain the ability to apply interpretive skills in shaping their decisions as a teacher against the factual settings presented.
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