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Pre-Colonial America - Mound Builders (Grade 1)

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Pre-Colonial America - Mound Builders

Where did the people like to build their mounds?
  1. In high places
  2. Near lakes or rivers
  3. In valleys
  4. Facing south
Monk's Mound in Cahokia is the largest human-made mound in the United States. What used to be on top of it?
  1. A fence.
  2. A telescope.
  3. A temple and the chief's house.
  4. A cemetery.
Mark all of the objects that Woodland people traded goods for.
  1. Copper
  2. Plastic
  3. Mica
  4. Pearls
  5. Shells
  6. Shoes
  7. Apples
How did the people who built the mounds get their food? Mark all correct answers.
  1. They grew corn.
  2. They gathered berries and plants.
  3. They hunted & fished.
  4. They went to the grocery store.
  5. They asked their neighbors.
All of the mounds had people buried in them.
  1. True
  2. False
Important people were often buried in the center of a burial mound.
  1. True
  2. False
Many mounds were ruined by what? Mark all correct answers.
  1. Farmers plowing fields.
  2. Rainy weather.
  3. People looking for treasures or artifacts.
  4. Wild animals.
  5. Cities being built.
How did the people move the dirt to build the mounds?
  1. With a bulldozer.
  2. Using horses.
  3. In home made baskets.
  4. With shovels.
Name two shapes that mounds were made in.

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