Historic Carson City: Silver Capital of the West
Once the smallest but one of the most important State Capitals, Carson City was the social center of civilization in a harsh environment. Teachers will make on-site visitations to the Nevada State Capital, Nevada State Museum, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Stewart Indian Museum, and other historic sites. Teachers will experience the role Carson City played in the development of the West. Through visitations and resource materials, teachers will increase their knowledge base for educating students about westward settlement, mining, and the politics of precious metals. Knowledge from the course can be used in the classroom to provide an experience for students and the foundation for potential field trips. Options are available for customizing course requirements to better fit teacher needs. Carson City visitation sites are open year round.
NOTE: Required textbook will be sent via postal mail after registering; the optional textbook must be acquired separately.
This course is applicable towards the California History Certificate.