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High schoolers research Mount Rushmore. For this presidential monuments lesson, students evaluate whether the presidents should have been part of the memorial, based on the research. High schoolers write a persuasive paper on who the next president on Mt. Rushmore should be.
Students inquire about U.S. history by writing a presidential report. In this Mount Rushmore lesson plan, students view a PowerPoint presentation regarding the famous landmark, the history behind it and the men who are on it. Students complete a Mount Rushmore worksheet and write a report based on one of the four Rushmore presidents.
Students examine the life, contributions, and influence of Teddy Roosevelt. They view a slideshow lecture and take notes on a handout, filling in the blanks on the handout. Students then write a persuasive letter to a governmental committee about why Teddy Roosevelt is a good candidate for the Mount Rushmore monument.