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    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Curriculum Materials

Expeditions into Ohio's Past

Welcome to Hopewell Culture NHP's newly updated curriculum section! Here you will find the park's current curriculum guide Expeditions into Ohio's Past. This integrated teachers guide was developed by our interpretion and education rangers using Ohio academic standards. You have the option of downloading the electronic version of the curriculum guide either as one complete file, or you can download individual sections at any time. The individual sections are much smaller and quicker to download than the entire guide all at once. (All downloads are PDF files). This guide will provide you and your students the tools to understand and appreciate Ohio's prehistoric past. We encourage teachers to visit the park with their class to supplement the curriculum found in this guide. Hard copies of the curriculum guide are available to teachers at no cost when visiting the park. Again, welcome and enjoy your expedition into Ohio's past!

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  • Curriculum Guide Introduction

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    Curriculum Guide Introduction

    An introduction to the Hopewell Culture NHP curriculum guide Explore »

  • Section 1 - Charting the Course

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    Section 1 - Charting the Course

    Start your expedition here Explore »

  • Section 2 - Clues to the Past

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    Section 2 - Clues to the Past

    Comparing and contrasting prehistoric cultures Explore »

  • Section 3 - Tracing the Past

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    Section 3 - Tracing the Past

    Can you dig it? Explore »

  • Section 4 - Remembering the Past

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    Section 4 - Remembering the Past

    Preservation and conservation for the future Explore »

  • Section 5 - Additional Activities

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    Section 5 - Additional Activities

    Map and plotting activities Explore »

  • Section 6 - Ohio Academic Content Standards

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    Section 6 - Ohio Academic Content Standards

    Academic content information Explore »

  • Section 7 - Resources, Readings & Bib.

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    Section 7 - Resources, Readings & Bib.

    References and resources used for the guide Explore »

  • Section 8 - Glossary

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    Section 8 - Glossary

    Words and terms defined Explore »

  • Section 9 - Review Forms

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    Section 9 - Review Forms

    Look here for feedback and review forms Explore »

  • School kids touring Mound City Group with a Ranger

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    Expeditions into Ohio’s Past - All Sections

    The complete guide with all sections in one download Explore »

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  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Curriculum Guide Introduction

    Curriculum Guide Introduction

    Introduction from the park Superintendent, acknowledgments and table of contents for the curriculum guide.

  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Section 1 - Charting the Course

    Section 1 - Charting the Course

    This section introduces educators to the resources available at Hopewell Culture NHP as well as the goals of this curriculum guide.

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    Section 3 - Tracing the Past

    Section 3 - Tracing the Past

    This section is about the processes of archeology: finding, excavating, analyzing, and interpreting prehistoric archeological data.

  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Section 4 - Remembering the Past

    Section 4 - Remembering the Past

    This section presents lessons about how sites and artifacts of the Hopewell culture should be preserved and conserved.

  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Section 5 - Additional Activities

    Section 5 - Additional Activities

    You will find archeological activities and geography activities to assist kids in their learning.

  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Section 6 - Ohio Academic Content Standards

    Section 6 - Ohio Academic Content Standards

    Academic content, standards, benchmarks and grade-level indicator information can be found here.

  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Section 9 - Review Forms

    Section 9 - Review Forms

    Student review forms and teacher evaluation forms can be found within this final section.

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    Section 7 - Resources, Readings & Bib.

    Section 7 - Resources, Readings & Bib.

    In this section you will find teaching resources and suggested readings as recommended by the park, and you will also find the bibliography of most of the scholarly materials used by park staff while creating the curriculum guide.

  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

    Section 8 - Glossary

    Section 8 - Glossary

    If any words or terms used throughout the guide have you scratching your head, you'll find the definitions in this section to be very helpful.

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    Section 2 - Clues to the Past

    Section 2 - Clues to the Past

    This section is designed to be taught prior to visiting the park. Teaching this section as a unit prior to the other lessons will prepare students to assimilate more easily information from the rest of the guide.

Did You Know?

Copper effigy bird

People of the Hopewellian Culture made extensive use of copper from the Lake Superior region, near the Keweenaw peninsula and Isle Royal area. Copper was worked into elaborate objects and effigy artwork without using smelting techniques. More...