Forgotten Illinois 200

Driftless in Illinois

Driftless in Illinois is a 50-minute presentation given to more than 1,300 students in grades 5-8 throughout the Illinois Driftless region. Each presentation included a viewing of the 27-minute Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Mysteries of the Driftless,” followed by a 20-minute program highlighting unique Driftless attributes in the students’ own backyards.

The presentation fostered a sense of awe and appreciation for the prehistoric land they inhabit, and the people who called it home. Teachers resources encouraged further discovery: six lesson plans for Driftless geology, hydrology, botany, history and archaeology; and a list of area geological sites for field trips.

Presentation Photos

Mysteries of the Driftless Documentary

Lesson Plans