All about Mount Rushmore


In our All about Mt. Rushmore lesson plan, students learn all about Mt. Rushmore, including how and why it was built and when. Students also learn why it is still important today as a monument.

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Our All about Mt. Rushmore lesson plan introduces students to one of the most interesting and unique monuments in the United States and perhaps the world, Mount Rushmore. The lesson lists the four faces carved into Mount Rushmore and the sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. Some history of both the monument and mountain on which it is sculpted is provided. A detailed description of the process of carving the monument is included, as well as interesting facts about the monument itself and the four presidents featured in the carving. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to create a poster, complete with images and facts about the monument, to encourage people to visit Mt. Rushmore. Students are also asked to place events that are related to Mt. Rushmore and its construction in chronological order.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the presidents of Mount Rushmore, explain the significance of the monument, list interesting facts about Rushmore, and summarize history.

State Educational Standards: LB.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1-4, LB.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1-4, LB.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1-4, LB.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1-4

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Social Studies


3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    Great Material

    I homeschool five girls and we are travelling to Mount Rushmore soon. This was a great addition to our studies; the NPS has broken links to curriculum on their own website, so this was a very exciting find for us. It is a good overview of the monument as well as homework and questions related to studying the monument.

    BRUCE D.
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    My students loved learning about Mt. Rushmore. Most had heard of it but they were all amazed at how much they didn't know about it.

    Georgia W.
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    Hello. My name is Georgia Whitacre and I'm a Special Needs Education Teacher. This was a wonderful topic on presidents day and my student was happy with it when we read it together and the questions that went with it was very enlightening. There were facts in the paper that even my husband and I shared over dinner. So, this was an excellent source of information. Thank You.

    star g.
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    Excellent Worksheets

    Honestly, this was the best website to find a great worksheet for my daughter to learn more after-school. Thank you Clarendon Learning!

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    Great info

    Very helpful tool