Nevada's Sesquicentennial Celebration
There are six main projects that will be focused on for the NV 150 Celebration in regards to education.
All of these projects will intertwine with each other to
create a legacy of understanding the rich history of Nevada and how that
history is important in context with United States History. The Home Means
Nevada Essay Contest and Nevada Reads Literacy Initiative will be led by the
Nevada Department of Education, as well as the National History Day in Nevada
program. The Nevada Reads Literacy Initiative will merge with the NV 150
Commissions plan to spotlight/sponsor specific schools around the state and
their special projects relating to the sesquicentennial.
The Teaching with Historic Places will be led by Commissioner
Kirk and the Nevada 150 Education Work Group, we hope to work in conjunction
with the National Parks Service to ensure the lessons plans created. The
Nevada’s Place in the World Teachers Workshops will consist of several
workshops around the state to increase the content knowledge of teachers grades
3-12 how Nevada’s history fits into US (and World) History. This will be led by
Commissioner Kirk and the NV 150 Education Work Group.
The legacy of all of these projects will not only be the
student impact but the sixth project which is a collection of various resources
created by these projects but also gathered by the work group, teachers
involved in the projects and the commission. This will represent a huge
collection of books, document, photographs, lesson plans, websites and more
that can be used in schools for many years to come to teach about the rich
history of Nevada.