American monuments

American Monuments

The purpose of a monument is to remind, inform, and inspire the viewer. The United States is fortunate to have some of the most beautiful and dramatic monuments in the world. This reading set takes the reader on a armchair tour of some of the most iconic American monuments.

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(6) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/6 Passages in this Set

Primary Source: The Lincoln Memorial

by Tucson Daily Citizen Feb. 27, 1922

One of the most popular monuments in the US, the Lin...

460 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
2/6 Passages in this Set

Carving Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is an iconic US landmark in South Dakota. It features the sculptures of four US Presidents: George Washington, T...

486 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Summary
3/6 Passages in this Set

Primary Source: The Statue of Liberty

from Huntsville (Alabama) Gazette, November 6, 1886

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1...

734 Words, 8th-11th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Summary
4/6 Passages in this Set

The New Colossus

by Emma Lazarus

Written by Emma Lazurus in 1883, this poem appears o...

141 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme
5/6 Passages in this Set

Primary Source: Washington Monument Is Almost Finished

from Wisconsin State Journal, January 2, 1885

The Washington Monument is an iconic memorial on the...

635 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Summary
6/6 Passages in this Set

Going to the Big City

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A young boy experiences some of the sights and sound...