Stone Mountain, Georgia Learning Activity--
Photo by Howard Taylor
Photo of the Three Confederate Leaders depicted
on the Stone Mountain Memorial
Davis, Lee, and Jackson
36-star American Flag, with the new state, Nevada
Stone Mountain Memorial
. . . If you have completed any
of my Abraham Lincoln Activities, you will find this one a big change!
You probably know that when Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President the
issue of slavery boiled over. Several states in the South seceded.
Abraham Lincoln did not believe that secession was legal.
. . . None of the Southern States'
stars were removed from Old Glory. The theme of this activity is to
show how our country divided, fought, and then unified. We are now one.
If you could travel to Stone Mountain Park during the summer, you could see
Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis come to life with laser
lights and patriotic and fun music.
. . . Your job is to:
Use Resources in the
Work the Stone Mountain
Use the guiding questions
in the Project Boxes -and-
Create a Power-Point Presentations,
make a Civil War scrapbooks, and create a BIOGRAPHY NETWORK Presentation about
famous American sculptors.
Publish your own Stone Mountain
Find out about the history
of the Memorial and the three men shown on it.
WRITE YOUR ANSWERS, OR INFORMATION ON
Be Sure to Use the Stone Mountain
to find the Right Information
Box #A-- The
Confederacy & the Civil War
In 1861, several states of the South
1. What does secede mean?
2. Which states seceded?
3. The Civil War started.
4. Where was the first battle,
5. who won it?
6. Who was appointed President of
the new Confederate States of America?
7. Where was its' capitol?
Box #B-- The
Civil War & the South in the mid 19th Century
1. In this box,
you should make a time-line for the Civil War. If you can find a good
one on the Internet, you can use it as your outline. Present the Time-Line
with some pictures in a Power Point or other presentation software.
2. Make a scrapbook
of Civil War Generals and battle using images and information from Civil
War websites. Include Northern and Southern generals. See if
you can figure out the names of the great battles (Northern name) and (Southern
Box #C-- The
Civil War ends-- Memorial for the Confederacy desired and started
1. What group was formed to attempt to
maintain a hatred for blacks and tried to use Stone Mountain as its "Confederate"
2. Who was responsible for the idea and
later actual building of Stone Mountain Memorial?
3. What was the purpose of building
a memorial in the South at Stone Mountain?
4. Who owned Stone Mountain and
gave it over for the future memorial?
5. Make a timeline for construction
of the Stone Mountain Memorial, with names of the designers and carvers, as
well as when it was finished.
. 6. Who are the three men carved on Stone Mountain?
Why are they important enough to be carved into stone?
Box #D-- BIOGRAPHY NETWORK
PRESENTS. . .
Create a Power Point that includes images and
information about Gutzon Borglum and Augustus Lukeman, carvers of Stone
Bust on display at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial,
Photo by H. Taylor
Gutzon Borglum Bio:
1. Birth/Death date:
2. Family information:
3. Why Gutzon Borglum was hired for
4. How did Gutzon Borglum decide who
would be mounted on the memorial?
5. Why did Borglum leave the Stone
6. What other great
project did Borglum plan and carve?
Augustus Lukeman Bio:
How did A. Lukeman get
involved with the carving of the Stone Mountain Memorial?
Did A. Lukeman change the
original plans that Gutzon Borglum started?
When did A. Lukeman finish his
part of the work on Stone Mountain?
1. How was Stone
Mountain Memorial carved and the park finished, including early ambitions
and the final result?
2. Go to our
Stone Mountain Hotlist and find the sites that give lots of images and information
about the actual carving of the memorial.
3. Find out
what the present park would be like now, if the old original plan was finished.
4. What has
happened to the park since its' completion in the 1960's
Box #F-- The 21st Century
South. What's going on in Georgia to celebrate the 21st Century
Southern State & its' History?
1. Go on the Internet to the Stone
Mountain Hotlist and find out what's going on at Stone Mountain during
this upcoming summer.
2. See what services, shows, and
tourism events are offered.
3. What else is there to do or see,
in Atlanta and the area, concerning History and the Civil War?
4. Create a Presentation or
pamphlet describing great tourism sites in Georgia, especially around the
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