Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Boulder City and Hoover Dam: Then and Now—Teaching and Writing Local History

The Nevada Chapter of the National Council for History Education (co-sponsored by Arcadia Publishing) is offering a one day conference on teaching and writing about local history with historical foci on Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Boulder City.

Boulder City and Hoover Dam: Then and Now:
Teaching and Writing Local History

Boulder Dam Hotel and Forever Earth Cruise on Lake Mead
September 27, 2008

Presented by the Nevada Council for History Education
Co-Sponsored by Arcadia Publishing

Preliminary Schedule of Events

7:45 Arrive at Green Valley Tech Center (pending bus transportation)
8:00 Depart for Boulder Dam Hotel
8:30 Arrive Boulder Dam Hotel
8:45 Introductions by Dr. Linda Karen Miller, Nevada Council for History Education State Coordinator
9:00 Senator Harry Reid (invited not confirmed) Importance of writing Local History: Discussing book on Searchlight
9:30 Gene Segerblom, former Nevada State Assemblywoman on past issues in Boulder City and Lynn Stewart, current Nevada Assemblyman and former Boulder City High School government teacher on current issues about Boulder City
10:00 Break
10:15 Mimi Rodden on Images of America: Boulder City
10:45 Arcadia Publishing on Writing Local History
11:00 Tour of Boulder Dam Hotel and Hoover Dam Museum
12:00 Lunch (Talk with author or publisher about writing)
12:45 Depart for Lake Mead and Forever Earth Boat or walking tour of Boulder City
1:00 On board Forever Earth** — Introduction Daphne Sweing, Program Manager Forever Earth, UNLV; Dr. Fran Campbell: CSN, Blacks in the Construction of Boulder Dam
1:30 National Park Service Presentation (will continue as we go to the Dam) by Kay Rohde, Chief of Interpretation at Lake Mead
3:30 Lessons from Forever Earth instructor or primary source lessons.
4:00 Wrap Up: What does the future hold?
5:00 Depart Boulder City

Alternative Schedule: 1:00-4:00 Walking Tour of Boulder City: Observe changes then and now

**The boat excursion is limited to 25 people. If there are more participants, then the others will go on the walking tour of Boulder City.

Participants will receive:
  • Images of Boulder City by Mimi Rodden (First 25 only) ($20)
  • Lunch: ($15)
  • Boat ride
  • One year membership in Nevada Council for History Education ($15)
  • One year membership in National Council for History Education ($30)
  • Recertification credit from the Nevada Department of Education
  • Lesson plans and resources
For information or an application, contact Dr. Linda Miller.

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