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Coming Soon — IDNR People and Animals from Illinois' Past Loan Box

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources People and Animals from Illinois' Past Loan Box contains materials about prehistoric mammals, extirpated species and Native American's relationship with nature.  

Suggested Grades  Kindergarten– 8
IDNR Resource Trunk IP29
Weight  22 lbs.
Dimensions 26" L x 16" W x 14" H

Standards Explored

Common Core
Social Studies
SS.H.1.K History
SS.H.3.1 History
SS.H.3.2 History
SS.H.3.3 History
SS.H.2.4 History
SS.G.3.6-8.LC Geography
SS.H.3.6-8.LC History

K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity
3-LS4-4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity


4 Peoples of the Past posters
   The Archaic Period
   The Middle Woodland Period
   The Mississippian Period
   The Historic Kickapoo
Box one information sheets
Box two information sheet
Box three information sheets
Contents checklist
Contents checklist key
Correlation to learning standards
Dickson Mounds activity book*
"Early Paleo-Indian Period" poster guide
IDNR Division of Education promo sheet
IDNR lending trunks promo sheets
Illinois Antiquity: Archaeological Sites of Illinois
Journey to Cahokia activity book*
Los indígenas Americanos y la naturaleza en Illinois activity book promo page
"Mississippian Tub" activity sheets*
Mamíferos de Illinois del pasado activity book promo page
Mammals from Illinois’ Past activity book
Native Americans and Nature in Illinois activity book
Online resources page
Peoples of the Past activity book*
The Living Museum magazine Spring 1984
The Living Museum magazine Spring/Summer 1998

Box 1
Arrowheads (two mineral and one obsidian)
Buzz game
“Chert” rock
Dice (peach pits)
Dried beans
Dried squash
Hard-kernelled “flint” corn
Igneous rock
Imitation sinew
Mammoth hair
Mammoth ivory tusk
Mammoth tooth card
Mastodon tooth card
Mussel shell
Ring and pin game
Shell-tempered pottery sherds

Box 2
Beaver bowl
Duck pot
Woodhenge beaker

Box 3

Black bear
Mountain lion
Timber wolf
Woolly mammoth (baby)
Woolly mammoth (small)
Woolly mammoth (large)

Large Container

Cahokia City of the Sun book
Cahokia Mounds Ancient Metropolis DVD
Golden Guide North American Indian Arts book
Mammoth tooth replica
Mastodon tooth replica
Native American Animal Stories book

Poster Tube

Cahokia Mounds Historic Site - A World Heritage Site A.D. 800-1500
Early Paleo-Indian Artifacts of North America 10,000 – 8,500 B.C.
Illinois Indians
Los Indígenas Americanos y la naturaleza en Illinois
Mammals from Illinois’ Past
Native Americans and Nature in Illinois

Note: All activity books and worksheets should be copied before use or downloaded at