The Effigy Mounds National Monument On-Line Teacher's Guide was made possible by a "Parks-As-Classrooms" grant from the National Park Foundation. During the fall and winter of 1998-1999, park staff assembled a cross-disciplinary group of teachers from Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to prepare these lesson plans. We thank each of them (P.J. Heinz, Debbie Moen, Lester Neeb, and Tracy Van Hyfte) for their hard work and dedication to this project. We also thank web page designer Emily Van from EJVDesigns for her inspiration and creativity in constructing the original On-Line Teacher's Guide.
Did You Know?
Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves 31 early American Indian earthen mounds in the shape of animals. The monument preserves over 200 mounds representing almost 2000 years of mound building along the Upper Mississippi River.