Lesson Plan

Carving Tools at Mount Rushmore for Grades 3, 4 and 5

Workers cutting dynamite charges to size at Mount Rushmore.
Workers cutting dynamite charges to size at Mount Rushmore.

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Subject:
Visual Arts
Duration:
One to two 50-minute sessions
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
Visual Arts for 3rd - 5th grades
U.S. National Standards for Visual Arts
Grade k-4 Visual Arts Standard 1:http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/standards/
Grade 5-8 Visual Arts Standard 1:http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/standards/

Overview

Learn about the marks that carving tools make. Students will learn about the processes of rock removal at Mount Rushmore and understand why the different tools were used at each point of the process.

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