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Travel Through America's National Parks: Mount Rushmore

Travel with me to Mount Rushmore to learn all about Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. We will learn about the history of the mountain, the surrounding area, how the carvings were created on the mountain, and much more!
Mrs. Thorn, BA-Elem. Ed
722 total reviews for this teacher
9 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


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Meets once
40 minute class

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Class Experience

The goal of this class is for students to learn about the geology, wildlife and the history of Mount Rushmore (also known as the Six Grandfathers), and the area that surrounds it (Paha Sapa/Black Hills). 
I have a BA in elementary education with a minor in history.  I am of Native American (Cherokee and Creek) and European descent.  My roots are grounded in the history of this country with views from many different perspectives.  I love teaching all subjects but most of all, I love teaching young learners about the world around them.  I have a great love for history, nature and the great outdoors.  My parents were both educators and instilled in me at a young age the love for nature, learning, teaching and appreciating history.  I love sharing these same principles with others!  
Supplemental materials will be provided however, no homework is required for this class.  I will be sharing additional resources for students interested in learning more about Mount Rushmore.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some information shared in class comes from the following websites:  https://www.nps.gov/moru/index.htm,  https://www.nps.gov/moru/learn/historyculture/why-these-four-presidents.htm, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Lakotah_proposal, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore, https://blog.nativehope.org/six-grandfathers-before-it-was-known-as-mount-rushmore, https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/rushmore-sioux/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Hills, http://www.native-americans-online.com/native-american-black-hills.html


Mrs. Thorn, BA-Elem. Ed
Lives in the United States
Cheerful Outgoing Certified Teacher
722 total reviews
717 completed classes

About Me

I am SO excited to be teaching your young learner!

I am an enthusiastic and goal driven teacher with an extensive background in education. I have a BA in elementary education with a minor in history.  I am a certified, K-8 credentialed teacher... 
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