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Visit Nevada Now: Nevada for Teachers & Travelers

Updated on August 5, 2014
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I am a Christian. I was an 8th-grade American History teacher. I am currently a freelance writer, public speaker, & homeschooling mom of 8.

Are you looking for fun worksheets, books, video clips, and activity ideas for teaching and/or learning about Nevada? Included are links to wonderful worksheets, book suggestions for children, YouTube videos, DVD and CD recommendations, and more -- all related to the state of Nevada! Whether you're a school teacher, homeschooling parent, involved parent, librarian, lifelong learner, or a student searching for ideas and books on Nevada, look no further!

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Nevada's State Flag

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Our Favorite Worksheets, Printables, & Lapbooks

Nevada's State Quarter

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All About Nevada provides great links to printable worksheets, book suggestions, and activity ideas about Nevada.

Nevada for Teachers includes wonderful printable worksheets, activity ideas, and book suggestions.

50 States Lapbook includes free lapbook pages and activity ideas for all 50 states.

Nevada State Facts & Trivia lists numerous points of interest about Nevada. The site also includes a number of helpful worksheets, links, and information.

How to Draw Nevada's Sights and Symbols (A Kid's Guide to Drawing America)
How to Draw Nevada's Sights and Symbols (A Kid's Guide to Drawing America)

We loved this series that combines state geography with art. Each page contains something about the state (a state artist, the state flag, bird, tree, capitol building, areas of interest, and animals.) A photograph will be included along with a brief explanation about that item. Then the page opposite of that includes step by step directions on how to draw that symbol or site. Even my 6 year old is able to follow the drawing directions, and I've been amazed at how well my 9 year old has been drawing each of the state flags as he follows the instructions in the book.


Good Overview of Nevada

These were our favorite YouTube clips that cover the fascinating state of Nevada. They are all appropriate for children to watch.

Our Favorite Picture Books on Nevada

S is for Silver: A Nevada Alphabet (Discover America State by State)
S is for Silver: A Nevada Alphabet (Discover America State by State)

This is my favorite series on individual states. Each page has a simple rhyme concerning the word starts with that letter and then includes a bit more about that particular regional animal, location, etc. It provides a wonderful overview of what makes each state unique. Both modern and historical aspects of the state are includes. Plus, the illustrations are beautiful!

Rhyolite: The True Story of a Ghost Town
Rhyolite: The True Story of a Ghost Town

This is a great picture book that describes the true story of a ghost town. All my children enjoyed this book, and it helped them to really understand what a ghost town is.

Snowshoe Thompson (Rise and Shine) (I Can Read Level 3)
Snowshoe Thompson (Rise and Shine) (I Can Read Level 3)

This is a simple story about a Norwegian immigrant who creates skis to cross the Sierra Nevada mountains to exchange letters between a boy and his father during the gold rush.

Cowboy Country
Cowboy Country

This has nice illustrations It follows a cowboy as he explains to a new cowboy how he became a cowboy and what he has to do.

Good Night Nevada (Good Night Our World)
Good Night Nevada (Good Night Our World)

This is a great board book option if you have a baby or toddler!


Nevada is the top opal mining area in the world. It leads the nation in gold-production and is second in the world, with only South Africa producing more gold. Nevada comes in second in the US in silver production. It is the only place in the US where mercury can be mined.

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Chapter Books Related to Nevada

This isn't the genre of books that I prefer, but I know many children enjoy YA fiction.

Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other city in the world.

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Built in the 1930's, the Hoover Dam was the largest single public works project in America. To build it, concrete had to be poured continuously for 2 years. The Hoover Dam and Lake Mead are popular tourist attractions. Hard Hat for construction workers were first invented for the men working on the Hoover Dam.

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