Lesson Plan

Carving Tools at Mount Rushmore for Grades K, 1 and 2

Workers drill with jackhammers on Mount Rushmore.
Workers drill with jackhammers on Mount Rushmore.

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Grade Level:
Kindergarten-Second Grade
Visual Arts
One to two 45-minute sessions
National/State Standards:
Visual Arts for Kindergarten through 2nd grade
U.S. National Standards for Visual Arts
Grade k-4 Visual Arts Standard 1 (http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/standards/national/arts-standards/k-4/visual-arts/visual-arts-1.aspx)


Students will practice identifying and correctly naming geometric shapes within Mount Rushmore. Students will learn about the marks that carving tools make. Students will also learn about the processes of rock removal at Mount Rushmore and why the different tools were used at each point of the process.

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