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My Personal Mount Rushmore

Grades K and 1

Social Studies, Language Arts, Art

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will recognize famous Americans and the influence they had on our country. Students will analyze what it means to be influential.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • Individual Development and Identity

Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

  • Demonstrate competence in the general skills and strategies of the writing process.
  • Use grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions.
  • Demonstrate competence in speaking and listening as tools for learning.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter image
Mount Rushmore
National Memorial Quarter
South Dakota

The Department of the Treasury Seal