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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

What I Want to Learn at Effigy Mounds

What I Want to Learn

at Effigy Mounds

Strand: Language Arts and Science
Grade Level: 2 - 3
Duration: 20 minutes
Location: classroom
Objective: The student will be able to complete a K-W-L chart about their experiences at the Effigy Mounds National Monument
Materials: K-W-L Chart pencil paper
Vocabulary: Woodland Culture burial mounds effigy cemetery
Procedure:
  1. Present information about the Effigy Mounds National Monument. See Background Information and previsit activities.
  2. Give the students a copy of the K-W-L CHART
  3. Have them fill out the first two columns (What I Know and What I Want to Know). This could be done individually or in small groups
  4. As a class, discuss their "What I Want to Know" questions to give others new ideas for questions.
  5. Tell them they are responsible for finding the answers to their questions on the field trip. Tell them to ask the Park Ranger their questions.
  6. When they return from the trip, hand back their charts and have them fill in the last column "What I Learned."






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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Did You Know?

Marching Bear Mound Group lies beside the route of the Military Road

Soldiers built a military road that eventually extended approximately fifty miles, connecting Fort Atkinson with Fort Crawford. The road — which passed through the monument's South Unit — was one of the first government-authorized roads within what would become the State of Iowa.