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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Thank You Card

Thank You Card

Strand: Art and Language Arts
Grade Level: 1 - 3
Duration: 15 minutes
Location: classroom
Objective: The students will be able to neatly cut and write for a thank you card to show appreciation for the field trip
Materials: large piece of construction paper (any color)
1/4 pieces of construction paper (assorted colors)
scissors
pen
pencil
Optional: patterns to trace mound shapes
Vocabulary: appreciation burial mounds conical compound linear effigy
Procedure:
  1. Use the large piece of construction paper to serve as the actual card. On this paper write: Thank You for the Tour of the Effigy Mounds - or some other nice greeting.
  2. On the 1/4 sheets of paper, have the children draw or trace a mound shape and cut it out. (Make sure all mound shapes are used.)
  3. Have the children neatly write their first names on their mound using the pen
  4. Have them glue the mound onto the large piece of paper you have created

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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Did You Know?

Bird Mounds: Effigy Mounds National Monument today - is a sacred site to many American Indians.

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in territory that was hotly contested by Indians and the American government. In 1832, the U.S. forced the Sauk and Fox tribes to cede land south of the “Neutral Ground” along the Mississippi River, which included the lands of the present National Monument.