Group Reading Project

• First, work together as a group and close read the article Digging Up The Past in the back of chapter 1.

• Second, as you do, look for direct or indirect investigative questions about Cahokia.

• Third, write down FIVE of these investigative questions, and explain what tools or techniques were used to answer the question. Responses must be in complete sentences.

Example: In paragraph five, on p. 20, Thomas Jefferson indirectly asked, “Who built the mounds of Cahokia?” He dug up skeletons and artifacts to find his answer.


We discussed yesterday’s map activity and turned in the map and the reading facts from section 1.4.

Next, we worked on Map Scales (section 1.5) and practiced measuring distances using a handmade ruler.