Lizard Mound Curriculum
For educators, visiting groups, parents & children, these lesson plans are designed to enhance your visit to Lizard Mound State Park! Subject areas are science, math and art, and each plan meets the curriculum standards for 4th grade. Free to download and use.
Come, explore, and learn about the people who built these monuments in Wisconsin over 1000 years ago!
- Lesson Plan 1 – Making Coiled Clay Pots (PDF)
- Lesson Plan 2 – Bar Graph Activity Using Tally Charts (PDF)
- Lesson Plan 3 – Mound Shape Data Collection Activity (PDF)
- Lesson Plan 4 – Reconstructing Pottery Like An Archaeologist (PDF)
- Lesson Plan 5 – Thinking Like An Archaeologist (PDF)
- Lesson Plan 6 – The Woodland Indians of Lizard Mound State Park (PDF)
- Lesson Plan 7 – The Mounds of Lizard Mound State Park (Coming Soon)
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Lizard Mound Etiquette
Please show respect for the site and the individuals interred here. Stay on the trail and do not walk on the mounds. As a burial ground, the area is considered sacred by present-day Tribal Nations. All unauthorized ground disturbance is prohibited.
About The Park
The mounds at Lizard Mound State Park are remnants of a prehistoric culture unique to Wisconsin. In 2011, Washington County constructed an Interpretive Center with signage and audio exhibits to tell the story of the site.
Park ownership transferred to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 2022 and is under the management of Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit. The Park will be open seasonally, from May 1 to approximately November 1.
- Interpretive Center
- ADA Accessible Picnic Area
- Portable Restrooms
- Historic Site
- Walking Trail