Talk a walk into the history of Mt. Rushmore and explore its past and the work behind its carving in South Dakota. Read about the four presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln) who adorn the mountain and how they were selected for the project.
In this no prep cross-curricular packet, read all about Mount Rushmore and the people that constructed the monument. Then, complete a close reading packet that includes annotating, main idea, vocabulary, comprehension, prove your point, and writing. Go further by delving into geography and where the story takes place as well as science and the man behind the invention of dynamite, which was used to construct 90% of the mountain. There are also guided notes or Smart Scribbles, a doodling form of note taking, available. Finally, use the two word puzzles as warm-ups or exit tickets, or any other way you see fit.
History Minutes are no prep packets that use an integrated curriculum approach and are great for subs, as filler, to tie in with current units of study, for evaluations, and more. The opportunities are endless.
The PDF included with this purchase comes with both a full color and a grayscale version, thus this is a 61 page offering. Answer keys are also included.
If you would like to take a glimpse at a similar resource, a free portion of “Machu Picchu” is avaliable at the following link. I hope you enjoy it.
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