Nevada entered the union on October 31, 1864, as state number 36. Nevada is Spanish
for "snow covered". Nevada is called the silver state. Nevada has an
area of 110,567 square miles and is the seventh largest state. Carson City was
founded in 1858. Nevada is known for their casinos.
Need a project for a school report? Here are a few ideas from Challenge
magazine, Issue 80, which you can use to show what you know about Nevada.
|Las Vegas has become a popular area for conventions. Design and ad inviting
conventioneers to eat in you restaurant.|
|Make a scrapbook of Las Vegas
museums, casinos, and historical sites.|
|Draw a map of Nevada and show the locations of the major cities. How do
they compare to the major cities in your own state?|
|Nevada comes from a Spanish word for "snow-covered." Research the
reason for this name in a desert state.|
|The population of Nevada is growing rapidly. Make a chart showing the
population growth for the past 25 years.|
|Research geysers and have a class discussion about the information gathered.|
|Make a mural of a nature scene in Nevada. Display it in the school office.|
|Hoover Dam is an important
landmark in Nevada. Make a time line of the dam's development.|
|Compare weather reports from Nevada with those in your state for two weeks.
Develop a line graph using your information.|