Discovering Prehistoric People of Wisconsin
Students list the characteristics of the four main groups of prehistoric people of Wisconsin. They compare the characteristics of the groups of to determine the chronological order of existence in Wisconsin.
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Exploration of Prehistoric Peoples of Illinois
Eighth graders begin their examination of the prehistoric period in Illinois. As a class, they discuss the role of archaeology in history and how it helps learn more about native peoples. After examining each period, they develop their...
8th Social Studies & History
Discover Woodland Culture: Wisconsin Basic Pottery Techniques
Students take a field trip to a local woodland to find pieces of clay. Once they are back in the classroom, they dry the clay throughly and turn it in to clay slip. They watch a PowerPoint presentation on basic art terms and create...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Poverty Point Earthworks: Louisiana's Ancient Inhabitants
Students research the prehistoric earthworks site at Poverty Point, Louisiana. They compare the Louisiana artifacts and structure to the remains and knowledge of other ancient cultures. They present their research to the class.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Black Hawk War, 1832
Students read and discuss primary documents about the Black Hawk War. They choose one of the conflicts during the war and investigate primary documents to explain both sides of the conflicts, and to discover inconsistencies in the accounts.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History