Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater

Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
Argument at Mount Rushmore U.S. History Reader's Theater
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Argument at Mount Rushmore gives students a look at the unique personalities of Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, and Roosevelt. It imagines their sixty-foot tall faces on Mount Rushmore are “discussing” the merits and accomplishments of each of their presidencies. Though built on a humorous platform, it’s a historically-accurate portrayal of the gracious Washington, the witty Lincoln, and the always-enthusiastic Roosevelt. As for the sometimes over-looked and often under-appreciated Jefferson, well, let’s just say he gets a bit bent out of shape. This play is always a hit, especially if you’re industrious enough to build your own Mount Rushmore set! Be sure to review the optional “pre-reading” activity for more historically-accurate details. “Rushmore” originally appeared in Read Aloud Plays: Symbols of America (Scholastic, 2003). It was also part of my product, Read Aloud Plays Presidents Pack. Includes parts for ten students in grades 3 - 7 and comes with a comprehension activity, a paired text activity, and teacher notes. Suitable for reader's theater, podcast, or stage performance.

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