Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

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by Thomas Kingsley Troupe, Matthew Skeens
     
 

Four U.S. presidents forever stare out across the Black Hills of South Dakota. Join a park ranger as he introduces the story of the creation and importance of Mount Rushmore.See more details below

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Four U.S. presidents forever stare out across the Black Hills of South Dakota. Join a park ranger as he introduces the story of the creation and importance of Mount Rushmore.

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Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
If you are looking for a very accessible book on the history of one of America's enduring symbols, then this book on the making of South Dakota's Mount Rushmore is the place to start. Using full page illustrations with a muted palette, the book traces the evolution of how four of our greatest Presidents came to have their faces carved in the granite of South Dakota's Black Hills. Looking for a way to draw visitors to South Dakota, historian Doane Robinson hit on the idea of having giant statues of heroes from the American West placed in the Black Hills. After Robinson connected with sculptor Gutzon Borglum in the summer of 1924, the location and focus of his project began to change. Taking fourteen years and nearly a million dollars to complete, the carving of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln in the granite of the South Dakota mountains has become a popular symbol of America's freedom and democracy. Covering Mount Rushmore's evolution, from idea, to design, to carving, this picture book will inform and entertain young students of U.S. history. Part of the "American Symbols" series, the book includes a table of contents, brief list of facts, simple glossary, index, bibliography, and access to safe internet sites for further information. Educators will no doubt find this an excellent read-aloud to supplement their social studies units and will likely appreciate the tool on the publisher's web site linking this picture book to individual state standards. Reviewer: Kris Sauer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404851689
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
American Symbols Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,383,671
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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