THREE-- In this activity,
you will make a study of how Mt. Rlushmore Memorial came
1. Who thought of
2. How did Gutzon
Borglum get involved in its' planning, site location and how
he was going to execute the design and sculpture.
3. How did the 4
finally chosen presidents chosen?
4. What major theme
did each of the presidents represent?
5. Did the finished
sculpture look like Borglum's first plan idea? If no,
why was it changed?
6. Find out how he
sculpted the heads to be so realistic. How did he work
on the mountain so high, and carve the heads? Describe
the procedures he used.
7. Make a timeline
of the Mt. Rushmore project. Consider when and how the
sculptural memorial was finished.