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Where to Lay Your Head

Recommended Grade Level(s)

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Primary Subject Area(s)

  • History
  • Mathematics

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Activity Description

Have students look at the photographs of the various hotels. Based on these images, have students choose one hotel for which they will create architectural drawings that surmise how the interior of the hotel may have looked.

Standards Addressed

  1. History
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. H3.4.1: Compare and/or contrast their daily lives with children in Nevada's past.
    2. Grades 6-8 Standards
      1. H1.[6-8].7: Explore the lure of the West and the reality of life on the frontier as it relates to communication, farming and water issues, mining, and ranching.
      2. H2.[6-8].22: Describe the effects of industrialization and new technologies on the development of the United States.
      3. H2.[6-8].29: Define mercantilism and explain how it influenced patterns of economic activity.
  2. Mathematics
    1. Grade 4 Standards
      1. 3.4.1: Estimate and convert units of measure for length, area, and weight within the same measurement system (customary and metric).
      2. 3.4.2: Measure length, area, temperature, and weight to a required degree of accuracy in customary and metric systems.
      3. 3.4.3: Define and determine the perimeter of polygons and the area of rectangles, including squares.
      4. 4.4.1: Identify, draw, and classify angles, including straight, right, obtuse, and acute.
      5. 4.4.2: Identify shapes that are congruent, similar, and/or symmetrical using a variety of methods including transformational motions.
    2. Grade 7 Standards
      1. 3.7.1: Estimate and compare corresponding units of measure for area and volume/capacity between customary and metric systems.
      2. 4.7.1: Identify, classify, compare, and draw regular and irregular polygons.
      3. 4.7.2: Make scale drawings using ratios and proportions.
      4. 4.7.3: Demonstrate translation, reflection, and rotation using coordinate geometry and models.
      5. 4.7.6: Describe the geometric relationships of parallel lines, perpendicular lines, triangles, quadrilaterals and bisectors.
    3. Grade 12 Standards
      1. 3.12.3: Select and use appropriate measurement tools, techniques, and formulas to solve problems in mathematical and practical situations.
      2. 4.12.8: Solve problems by drawing and/or constructing geometric figures to demonstrate geometric relationships.
      3. 4.12.9: Formulate, evaluate, and justify arguments using inductive and deductive reasoning in mathematical and practical situations.

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