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Students inspect Mount Rushmore. In this Mount Rushmore instructional activity, students explore American symbols. Students log on to Second Life and investigate Mount Rushmore. Students communicate learning using differentiated options.
3rd - 4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 10 Downloads
Math at Mount Rushmore
Exactly how big is Mount Rushmore? Young mathematicians develop their ability to find the area of complex figures as they look at one of our nation's famous monuments. Scholars begin by learning a brief history of Mount Rushmore and the methods used to create this spectacular sculpture.
4th - 6th Math 101 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Next President on Mount Rushmore is...
Students explore Mount Rushmore. For this presidential history lesson, students identify the presidents memorialized on the monument and then determine which president they think should be added to the monument.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Mount Rushmore as Sculpture
What are non-traditional sculptural materials and how can they be used to reinvent a work of art? The class examines the techniques and materials used in the creation of Mount Rushmore; they then re-imagine the piece using sculptural material such as toilet paper, chopsticks, paper clips, or spaghetti.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Carving Tools at Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore contains the faces of four great American leaders, but it also shows the power of artistic ability. Learners will examine the tools, techniques, and reasons why Mount Rushmore was constructed. They focus their attention on how the sculptors had to use very specific tools at different points in the project to achieve their desired results.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Young scholars 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.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Preservation at Mount Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore wasn't built in a day, but how long will it stick around? How quickly is it eroding and what causes the fastest weathering? Explore these questions and more in a fun, interactive lesson about the earth's natural processes of weathering and erosion.
5th - 9th Science 27 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Designing a Monument
Art students are going to love designing and creating their own monuments. They discuss the purpose and power found in the carving of Mount Rushmore, then consider how and who they would like to immortalize through the sculptural process. They use any mediums available in the art room to create a copy or interpretation of Mount Rushmore; they explain their process to the class.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Follow the Leader
Here is a phenomenal lesson on the three branches of government for your second and third-graders. It presents this often-confusing information in an easy-to-understand format. Many excellent activities and worksheets are embedded in the plan, including coloring in the reverse side of the South Dakota State Quarter and identifying the four famous faces on Mt.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 19 Views 134 Downloads
Follow the Leader
Students examine the roles of national leaders and the three branches of government and their duties. They view and discuss the images on the South Dakota Quarter Reverse transparency, complete a worksheet, and create a mobile of the three branches.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 4 Views 53 Downloads
Fun Facts About Mount Rushmore
In this Mount Rushmore worksheet, students read a text about the history of the famous monument in South Dakota. Students answer 8 true and false questions and name the presidential faces on the diagram. Students complete 6 word puzzles in which they find words from the text and unscramble the letters.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Mount Rushmore Project
Students, in groups, combine U.S. history, English, science, math, and art as they combine biographical research of historical American figures and prepare presentations comparing the attributes of those whom they research.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads