Teacher Tip

 

DaVinci’s Classroom features a Mt. Rushmore president every day this week. 

 

 

Washington and Lincoln from public domain clip art

Washington and Lincoln from public domain clip art

 

Lesson Plan Idea and Quiz

Here’s a quiz for, you, teachers.

 1.  Carved into Mt. Rushmore are presidents________, _________, __________, and ________.

2.  Where is Mt. Rushmore?

Teaching Tip:  Focus history lessons around Mt. Rushmore, integrating geology and geometry.   At the end of the week, play the Mt. Rushmore computer game as a reward for completing assignments.  (See link)

Links to plan lesson:

Mr. Rushmore game

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/game/rushmore_game.html

 Mt. Rushmore

http://www.nps.gov/archive/moru/park_history/carving_hist/carving_history.htm

 

Geometry:

 http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U122

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L406

 Geology

http://geology.about.com/od/more_igrocks/a/granite.htm

http://geology.about.com/library/bl/images/blgranite.htm

Quiz Answers:  1. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt  2.  South Dakota

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

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