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A reading comprehension lesson on the Mound Builders.
 

NATIVE AMERICANS:
THE MOUND BUILDERS HISTORY LESSON

 

A history reading comprehension lesson on the Mound Builders. This lesson discusses the culture and history of the Native American Mound Builders in Ohio and the Midwest. Includes a printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade -5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

MOUND BUILDERS HISTORY LESSON

 

Directions:

Print The Mound Builders reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.

 

Excerpt from passage

The Mound Builders were the first Native Americans to build mounds in the United States. Before they were known as Mound Builders, the Mound Builders were known as the Adenans. This group began creating earthen burial sites around 600 BC. Many of the mounds that were created were in different shapes. Some of the shapes were of birds and serpents. These creatures were important to the beliefs of the Adenan Indian Tribe.

The Mound Builders lived in what is now Southern Ohio. Several of the mounds they created are still there today. In Ohio, the Mound Builders were also known as the Hopewellians. While some Mound Builders did migrate, Southern Ohio was the main area they lived in

Today this area is rich with remnants from their society. This includes the mounds. These Indians worked hard to be successful traders. They exchanged tools and other materials with other tribes hundreds of miles away.

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LESSON PRINTABLES

The Mound Builders History Lesson

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

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