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Effigy Mounds

 

Introduction:  
  An effigy mound is a raised pile of dirt built in the shape of an animal, symbol, or person. Mounds were only built during the Late Woodland period (A.D. 350-1300)
Effigy mounds were made in many Native American Cultures. The people who made the mounds are called Mound Builders. Native Americans in Wisconsin built more mounds than anywhere else - between 15,000 and 20,000!
Task:  
  You are challenged to discover the answers to these questions:
1. How were the mounds made?
2. What shapes did the Mound builders make the mounds in?
3. What were the mounds used for?
Process:  
  You will have 30 minutes to look at the webpages below and discover the answers to the questions. Write down the answers when you find them on the worksheet I gave you.
Resources:  
  www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/mounds/mounds.htm
http://whyfiles.org/135salv_arch/3.html
www.library.wisc.edu/etext/WIReader/Galleries/First.html
www.nps.gov/history/seac/moundb.htm
Evaluation:  
  You will need to write a paragraph with you partner on the answers to the questions.
Conclusion:  
  When you're done we will present our findings to the class. Good luck exploring!

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