• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

A Day in The Life of a Moundbuilder

A Day in the Life of a Moundbuilder

Strand: Social Studies
Grade Level: 2 - 3
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: classroom
Objective: The students will be able to write about a day in the life of a Woodland child based on information discussed on the field trip and in class
Materials: lined paper
pencil
Vocabulary: Woodland culture comparisons chores
Procedure:
  1. Discuss with the students what a typical day in the life of a child from the Woodland culture might be like
    • What do they do in the morning?
    • What chores might they have?
    • How would they get their food?
    • Who would get their food?
    • What do they eat?
    • What do they do for fun?
    • How do they bathe themselves?
    • Do they have school? What would it be like?
  2. Have the students write about what a Woodland child would do throughout the day - morning, afternoon, and evening
  3. Have them share their papers in small groups or as a whole class






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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Did You Know?

Fire Point Mound Group

Stephen H. Long, of the U.S. Army's Topographical Engineers, explored and described the Effigy Mounds National Monument region in expeditions undertaken in 1817 and 1823. Long was one of the first to document the presence of mounds in the Upper Mississippi River Valley.