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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Poetry - Option One

Poetry: Option 1

Strand: Language Arts
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Duration: 20 - 30 minutes
Location: classroom or outside
Objective: The students will be able to write a poem using describing words to describe their field trip experience
Materials: lined paper
pencil
Vocabulary: Woodland culture burial mounds describing words
Procedure:
  1. To help the children remember and reflect on their trip to the monument, have them write a poem using describing words. The children could describe what they saw or sounds they heard. They can do this project individually, in small groups, or as a whole class.
  2. Brainstorm with the children some words that would describe their trip to the monument and write them on the board.

Examples:

Mississippi
Moundbuilders
Indians
Spirits
Spiders
Insects
Spring
Snakes
Itchy weeds
Plants
Poison Ivy
Iowa
Effigy Mounds
Effigy
Fun
Family
Interesting
Graves
Years ago






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