ERIC Number: ED438202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Hoover Dam Learning Packet.
Bureau of Reclamation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
This learning packet provides background information about Hoover Dam (Nevada) and the surrounding area. Since the dam was built at the height of the Depression in 1931, people came from all over the country to work on it. Because of Hoover Dam, the Colorado River was controlled for the first time in history and farmers in Nevada, California, and Arizona finally received a dependable supply of water. The packet includes learning activities to promote understanding of Hoover Dam's impact on the environment, and its technical and historical significance for the United States. Student activities in the packet may be used alone or in conjunction with a visit to Hoover Dam. Information in the packet is divided into four main sections: "History"; "Wildlife"; "Water Resources"; and"Hydroelectricity." Within each section in the packet are the concepts stressed by the material, background information for learners, suggested activities to aid learning and understanding, charts, posters, puzzles, and a bibliography for further resources. (Contains a 23 item bibliography.) (BT)
Descriptors: Engineering, Field Trips, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, Water Resources, Wildlife
Hoover Dam LCD-140, Visitor Services, Education, POB 60400, Boulder City, NV, 89006. For full text: http://www.hooverdam.com/educate/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Reclamation (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.