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

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa

Writing Questions

Writing Questions

Strand: Language Arts
Grade Level: 2 - 3
Duration: 20 minutes
Location: classroom
Objective: The students will be able to write 3 - 5 questions to ask the Park Ranger that show a general knowledge of the Woodland Culture and the mounds they constructed.
Materials: paper
Vocabulary: Woodland Culture burial mounds
  1. Discuss with the students the upcoming field trip to Effigy Mounds. See background information and previsit activities
  2. Tell them to think about the information they have learned so far and then write 3 - 5 good questions to ask the Park Ranger.
  3. Give them a predetermined amount of time to write
  4. Have them share some of their questions
  5. When they return from the field trip, have them write answers to their questions

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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.