Do you live near St. Louis?
If so, there is an amazing field trip you can take to see the Mounds of Cahokia.
The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, across the Mississippi River from St. Lous, contains 80 mounds built by the ancient Mound Builders. This group of Native Americans lived in the area thousands of years ago and had a thriving civilization centuries before European Colonization reached the area.
Our Yellow Level program, American History: Indigenous People of North America and Hawai’i, has lessons to help you learn about these amazing people, based on the book Journey to Cahokia by Albert Lorenz.
Thank you, Will and Maggie, for sharing with us pictures of your trip to the Cahokia Mounds! It looks amazing!
About the Author
Laura Sowdon, OTR/L is an occupational therapist, writer, speaker, educator and creator of the Five Senses Literature Lessons homeschool curriculum. She has worked as an occupational therapist with children in public and private schools, as well as private practice. Laura has taught and managed homeschool co-ops as well as homeschooling her own three children. Laura is dedicated to the idea of educating children at a pace that aligns with brain and physical development milestones and respects neurodiversity in all its forms.