Lesson Plan

Make Your Own Monument!

Wright Memorial at Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center

NPS / Tom Engberg

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Grade Level:
Kindergarten-Eighth Grade
45 - 60 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 24
in the park
National/State Standards:
Creative Expression and Communication.

Analyzing and Responding.


Celebrating personal and public achievements by interpreting and developing visual symbols.


Students will be able to interpret and develop visual symbols to celebrate personal and public achievements.

Visual Art Standards: Creative Expression and Communication
Benchmark: Demonstrate knowledge of visual art materials, tools, techniques, and processes by using them expressively and skillfully.

Visual Art Standard: Analyzing and Responding
Benchmark: Apply comprehension strategies to respond to works of art. 


Materials for this plan include sketch paper, pencils, ModelMagic, sculpture tools



The success of this project can be ascertained through the quality of the artwork. The instructor can also ask a series of questions regarding the objectives of the lesson to determine how well students have comprehended the material.

Alternatively, the rubric below can be used to rate each child's performance during the working period. 

Art Rubric  
Category Possible Points  Earned Points 
Craftsmanship  20   
Time on Task  20   
Following Assignment Guidelines  20   
Use of Materials  20   
Clean Up  20   

Additional Resources

Children Make Sculpture, by Elizabeth Leyh

Make Sculptures!, by Kim Solga

1, 2, 3 I Can Sculpt!, by Irene Luxbacher 


Hero, Monument, Symbol.

Last updated: February 19, 2016