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.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1-4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1-4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1-4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1-4