Gutzon Borglum works on an early version of his Mount Rushmore model.
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Art, Visual Arts
Five to seven 50-minute sessions
Visual Arts for 9th through 12th grades U.S. National Standards for Visual Arts http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/standards/national/arts-standards/9-12/visual-arts/visual-arts-1.aspx
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.