George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt were monumental men who made significant contributions to our country. Through image analysis and individual and group project work, students learn about the characters and contributions of these presidents and determine for themselves the qualities and accomplishments that make someone worthy of a lasting tribute.
To complete the project students will . . .
- review the purposes of monuments and contemplate the qualities and accomplishments that make someone worthy of a lasting tribute.
- learn basic facts about Mount Rushmore.
- learn fun facts about the characters and contributions of the four presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore.
- analyze historical images of each of the four presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore to develop their own views of the characters of these men.
- compare and contrast the characters and contributions of the four presidents.
- decide if they agree or disagree with the selection of these four men for this great national monument and suggest other leaders who deserve a similar tribute.
- reflect on their own characters and accomplishments.
- describe contributions they would like to make to our country that would merit them receiving a lasting tribute.
- add their own images to Mount Rushmore.