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Mount Rushmore

Famous Places


Teens & Adults

Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students read about a large mountain sculpture in Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore National Memorial pays tribute to four American presidents—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. This lesson includes a reading, vocabulary review practice, and comprehension questions.

  • monument
  • sculptor
  • sculpture
  • carve
  • pinnacle
  • exposure
  • granite
  • controversy
  • illuminate
  • wear away
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • True or False(True or False)
  • Comprehension Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Complete the Sentences(Type in the Blanks)
  • Choose the Closest Meaning(Multiple-Choice)
  • Grammar Review: Reference(Reference)
  • Grammar Review: Practice(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)