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Effigy Mound Activity
Students research effigy mounds of Native people in Wisconsin. They create large models of effigy mounds in a given area based on factual information from their studies and research.
Prehistoric Native American Lesson Plan: Make a Mississippian-style Gorget
Students create a Mississippian-style gorget using clay and a stylus to etch a design of a stylized spider.
Spiro Mounds: Oklahoma's Past Indian History
Students study various aspects of the Caddoan culture of the Native American Spiro Mounds remains in Oklahoma and build models, grind corn, research and enact various components of pre-colonial Native Americans.
North Dakota Reading Comprehension
In this North Dakota reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a 2-page selection regarding the state and then respond to 10 true or false questions.
Reading Comprehension: Ohio
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 2-page article regarding Ohio and respond to 10 true or false questions regarding the selection about the state.
Spiro Mounds; Oklahoma's Past Indian History
Pupils create an understanding of Oklahoma's past.
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas: 600-1500
Provide an overview of the religion, life ways, wealth, decline, and economy of several early civilizations. culture groups covered are the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Maya, Anasazi, Mississippian, Chokia, Moche, and Inca. The only thing this presentation is missing is images. There are so many rich images available it's a shame they aren't included. Add them yourself and its a top notch resource.
In this Indiana worksheet, students read a two page text about the history of the state of Indiana. Students answer 10 true and false questions.
Archaeology Vocabulary Sampling
Students predict how many words out of ten they accurately define. They match the definitions to the correct vocabulary words and make a bar graph showing how many definitions were matched to the correct words. The write their group scores on the board and make a class bar graph on the graph that is numbered to 240.