Native Americans: Mississippian Mound Building Culture Webquest
This webquest will give students a solid understanding of the lifestyle and history of the Mississippian Native Americans that dominated the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio from about 1000 A.D. to 1500 A.D. The following great website is used:
Click here to view the website.
The webquest contains 44 questions and an answer key is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website links. I recommend using this activity as an introduction activity or as an opportunity for students to further explore the history of the Native Americans of the Midwest. The webquest will take most students at least 40 to 60 minutes to complete depending on age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.
The following topics related to the Mississippians are covered in this webquest:
Mounds and mound building
Culture and artifacts
Important cities and mounds
Great Serpent Mound