On September 16 – 17, 2020, Mr. Lotfy brought his 8th grade Social Studies lesson ( SS8H1 Evaluate the impact of European exploration and settlement on American Indians in Georgia) to life as he taught his 8th grade students (who is affectionately refers to as angels) virtually directly from Etowah Indian Mounds. Located in Bartow County, Etowah Indian Mounds is a state historic site visitor attraction site. Located in Bartow County, Etowah Indian Mounds was once the home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D.
Mr. Lotfy took his students directly inside the Wattle and Daub House for an up close and personal experience. Next Mr. Lotfy toured on foot, in the rain, the defensive ditch and river. Mr. Lotfy concluded class by climbing 133 steps (63 feet) to the highest mound where it’s believed the chief priest resided to share with his students as they watched and participated in excitement virtually via their Chromebooks.
Mr. Lotfy looks forward to bringing his “angels” back to Etowah Indian Mounds when in-person school field trips resume.