Our All About the Washington Monument lesson plan introduces students to the Washington Monument, one of the most recognizable and unique monuments in the U.S. and the world. The lesson provides interesting facts about the monument, such as the reason it was built, the person who designed it, the challenges faced during its construction, and important historical documents buried at the monument’s base. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity to design a “new” Washington Monument to replace the current one, using symbolism and answering questions about their design choices. Students are also asked to tell what took place related to the Washington Monument during each of a given list of years, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the Washington Monument, explain the significance of the monument, list interesting facts about the Washington Monument, and summarize its history.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.1-4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1-4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.1-4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1-4