Lesson Plan

Designing a Monument

Gutzon Borglum works on an early version of his Mount Rushmore model.
Gutzon Borglum works on an early version of his Mount Rushmore model.

Overview

Students utilize resources available in the art classroom to recreate the Mount Rushmore Sculpture, or design their own version, where they choose the four figures from history they feel should be represented by the monumental sculpture. Students will present their final art piece to the classroom with a persuasive argument for their choices of the figures.

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