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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Curriculum Materials

Teacher's Guide

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.

Teachers Guide Cover

Teacher's Guide Pdf
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Did You Know?

Great Bear Effigy Mound Group

In 1880, Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis formed the Northwestern Archeological Survey for the purpose of surveying mounds in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Lewis spent eleven field seasons in Iowa and was the first to map mounds in the present Effigy Mounds National Monument.