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Faces of Mount Rushmore

Grades 4 through 6

Social Studies, Math

Lesson Plan Summary

Starting with the Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter, students will demonstrate an understanding of how to compare and contrast. Students will demonstrate an understanding of scale measurements.

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National Standards associated with this lesson plan

Social Studies

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

  • Time, Continuity, and Change


Historical Thinking Standards for Grades 5-12 (NCHS)

  • Standard 2F: Historical Comprehension

Common Core Standards


Common Core Math Standards

  • Measurement and Data - solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter image
Mount Rushmore
National Memorial Quarter
South Dakota

The Department of the Treasury Seal