• 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?

Ellison Orr Map of Marching Bear Group - Effigy Mounds N.M. Collections

Ellison Orr was 92 years old when Effigy Mounds National Monument was dedicated. The Monument owes much to his accurate maps, and careful cataloguing of hundreds of sites and artifacts. Orr died in 1951, leaving most of his personal collection of manuscripts, artifacts, and samples to the monument.