| Additional Activities
following activities may be used in conjunction with sections of the tour.
Use a Venn diagram to compare how your local government
is organized and compare it with the Mississippian culture.
Home Sweet Home
Following the description given below, students will construct a home with
construction paper and bamboo skewers.
"Our homes were made of woven grass. The poles were fastened together
with rope, especially at the top, where the roof timbers joined the walls.
The interior and exterior wall would be covered with clay mixture or covered
with mats. The roof was thatched with prairie grass."
Use a time order paragraph to describe how to play your favorite game
of sport (e.g., first, second, next, then, finally, etc.).
When mother took Baby to see Light Foot play chunkey, Baby lost her corn
husk doll. Make a new corn husk doll for Baby using this lesson plan (available
as a PDF).
Making Pipes and Pottery
Following the description given below to make a round bowl out of clay.
"Running Water made pottery by first forming a round, bowl-shaped
base out of clay. Next, she rolled out a piece of clay to form a rope.
She built up the sides of the pot by coiling a number of the clay ropes
along the edge of the base in a spiral and paddling them with a wood paddle
to compact the clay and drive out air bubbles. Then she made a paste from
the remaining clay and water and applied it to the sides of the pottery
to smooth them out. The pottery was then decorated or painted. Last, she
let the pot dry for several weeks before baking to prevent cracking while
Monks Mound - Center of Our
Construct a conical mound, ridge mound and platform mound.