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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Poetry - Option Three

Poetry: Option 3

Strand: Language Arts
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Duration: 20 - 30 minutes
Location: classroom or outside
Objective: The students will be able to create a poem using describing words or phrases about the Woodland people
Materials: lined paper
pencil
Vocabulary: Woodland culture burial mounds describing words phrases
Procedure:
  1. Review the Woodland people. See background information
  2. Brainstorm words that would describe the Woodland people and write them on the board
  3. The students could work with a partner

Examples:

Woodland People
Wanderers
Overseer of the Mississippi River
Old and young
Dancers
Land-users
Artists
Nomads
Dreamers

Peaceful
Energetic
Optimistic
Patient
Loving
Eager






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Effigy Mounds National Monument

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.