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Historic Virginia City: Silver Region of The Comstock Lode

SOC-910
3 Credits
Online
4.91/5.00
This engaging standards-based course will take you to Virginia City, Nevada. Once known as, "Queen of the Comstock Lode", "The Richest Place on Earth", "Sister City to San Francisco", "Financer of the Civil War", "The City That Rebuilt San Francisco", and "The Reason Nevada Became a State," all this was Virginia City.

Choosing the travel option, you will walk where history actually happened. The "Trolley Ride" will give you a tour of the town. After that, you board the "Virginia & Truckee Railroad" and travel by train to Gold Hill or even make a round trip to Carson City, Nevada...destination the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Visit "St. Mary's in the Mountains Church" where the former Priests wore vestments made of gold & silver threads. Experience a real underground Silver Mine. The town's riches brought the most up-to-date inventions and luxuries to this mining town. Many historical characters were members of the "Millionaire's Club," as Virginia City, Nevada was the starting place for many of today's wealthy families.

NOTE: Required book and DVD must be acquired separately.

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Dubravka Fleming

Instructor
I have 18 years of experience in the field of education, primarily in Special Education. I have taught nearly all grade levels, both as a Resource Specialist and Special Day Class teacher. In addition, for 4 years, I worked in administration, supporting programs at the district, county, and statewide level. In my career, I had the privilege to work alongside administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and community partners in traditional schools, charter schools, virtual schools, and dual-language immersion schools. I believe that education is a lifelong process which doesn’t end after earning a degree or beginning a career. I see great value in continuing education courses which allow educators an opportunity to engage with other professionals, reflect, refine their skill-set and gain new knowledge to take back to their classrooms.