What an exciting time to learn Las Vegas history! In celebration of the 2005 Las Vegas Centennial, a children's book, Growing Up in Las Vegas, and an accompanying activity book for use in childcare provider training was developed. Amply illustrated, this fictional story based on historical facts and photos from 1905, stars five-year-old Ellie and her brother Billy. The curriculum contains 14 different activities that follow the illustrations in the book. Reaching over 1,500 adults and 2,000 children, adult participant evaluations showed a significant knowledge gain. The curriculum can be easily replicated and adapted to fit other geographic areas.
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Kock, J., & Agao, V. (2006). A Teachable Moment: The Las Vegas Centennial. The Journal of Extension, 44(1), Article 22. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss1/22