Use this National Monument Information Essay Guide to have students choose a national monument or landmark to research and write an effective informational essay! This includes: a list of national landmarks and monuments for ideas, a writing rubric, sample outline to help guide student writing, and a color editing checklist! With purchase, you will have both PDF version as well as shared google links. This will allow you to post the rubric for students to see on google classroom if desired as well as have them use the color editing checklist to mark up on a google doc for revising their work! I included instructions for using it with google classroom in the Teacher Information section. Students are always highly engaged in the National Monument research, writing/typing, and editing process of this essay assignment! It is also a great connection to history and social studies making it a cross curricular assignment too! Lots of ELA Common Core writing standards and information reading standards reinforced with this: writing informational texts to examine a topic, develop the topic with facts and details, conduct short research projects, produce clear and coherent writing in which development and organization are related to task, strengthen writing with help from adults and peers, recall and organize relevant information from print and digital sources, etc. If you need a new informational/expository writing activity for students, this is it! Enjoy!