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Relevance in Stone

Grades 9 through 12

Language Arts, Social Studies

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will analyze how the accomplishments of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt led to their inclusion on Mount Rushmore and relate to contemporary issues.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

  • Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Power, Authority, and Governance


National Standards for Civics and Government, Center for Civic Education

  • Foundations of the American Political System
Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter image
Mount Rushmore
National Memorial Quarter
South Dakota

The Department of the Treasury Seal