How to Use This Guide
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Effigy Mounds National Monument, in its commitment to accessibility, has structured this highly text oriented on-line teachers' guide so educators can view and print lesson plans without spending valuable time waiting for graphics to download. Where appropriate, graphics have been included to facilitate teaching.
Teachers can access information in one of several ways. To the right and also at the bottom of all screens, they can access lesson plans by grade level. These plans are organized by age level into 1-3 grade, 4-6 grade and 7-8 grade. In addition, on this page and on the grade level index pages, teachers can access groups of activities by clicking on subject icons. These icons, located next to activity names, indicate to which strand each activity belongs.
Finally, a glossary has been included for both teacher and student use. In the on-line version, a click on the term in the activity description page will take the user to the appropriate term in the glossary. Educators may also find it beneficial to print out the glossary for their students to use while doing the activities.
Regional Background Information
The following pages are in-depth articles about topics pertaining to Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Lesson Plan Activities By Strand