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William R. Dutemple School Library: American Landmarks Project

Research Links

Once you have chosen a landmark to research, use World Book Online to find reliable information about your landmark. Additional research links have been provided below the picture of your landmark.


Mount Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore Facts

Mount Rushmore Facts for Kids


Lincoln Memorial

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Lincoln Memorial- National Parks Service

Lincoln Memorial Facts


Navajo National Monument

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Navajo National Monument


USS Arizona Memorial- Honolulu

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USS Arizona Memorial- National Park Service

USS Arizona Memorial- Wikipedia (scroll down to find the sections on design and description)




Research documents

AASL Standards

1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.

1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning

1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry

1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.

1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly

2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.


Common Core Standards

Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.