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Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
This lengthy, and very thorough collection of study guide worksheets should help learners who are studying the Inca culture to solidify their understanding of the culture. The worksheets are meant to be used as the class goes through the permanent exhibition at Yale University.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 22 Views 67 Downloads
The Inca: A Lost Society
Middle and high schoolers read and discuss an informative piece of writing on the Inca Nation and perform tasks in order to begin to form a deeper understanding of this fascinating culture from our past. This six-page plan has everything you need embedded in it for successful implementation with your class.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 41 Views 102 Downloads
Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across
Students examine how the Inca communicated over large distances. They locate the Inca Empire on a map, define key vocabulary terms, play the game, 'telephone,' and create a quipu to show the year they were born.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 27 Downloads
Lesson: Creative Containers
Even functional everyday objects can be highly ornate and thoughtfully designed. Art analysts look at the form and function of an Inca jug used to transport liquid. They consider this jug in relation to other jugs fashioned throughout history, they then use a template to make their own jug design.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas: 600-1500
Provide an overview of the religion, life ways, wealth, decline, and economy of several early civilizations. culture groups covered are the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, Maya, Anasazi, Mississippian, Chokia, Moche, and Inca. The only thing this presentation is missing is images.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History 32 Views 87 Downloads
The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation
How did Spain come to shape the lives of nearly every human on the planet? John Green discusses the cultural and accomplishments of the Aztec and Inca empire, the establishment of two administrative divisions after the Spanish conquered Mexico and Peru, use of indigenous labor, and discovery of silver that led to skyrocketing inflation.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Marvels of Meso-America: Aztec, Inca, and Maya
A study of the Aztec, Inca, and Mayan cultures is par-for-the-course for most fifth grade classrooms. This set of lesson plans is worth looking into if you are a fifth grade teacher! In them, learners focus on the geography and culture of the Meso-American civilizations.
5th Social Studies & History 48 Views 207 Downloads
Abstract painting - Inspired by Textiles
Students compare and contrast various forms of artistic expression associated with specific groups of people, geographic regions, or time periods, specifically art of Andean cultures, and create art works using procedures borrowed from other cultures.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Why did the Aztec and Inca civilizations disappear?
Middle schoolers can analyze primary source documents to answer the question, "Why did the Aztec and Inca civilizations disappear?" They will read the provided excerpts then answer 11 different questions to uncover the ultimate answer.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 35 Views 284 Downloads
The Inca Empire
Explore the amazing empire of the Inca. Presented here is a very brief outline regarding the government, economy, and achievements of the Inca. Your class will enjoy the vivid photographs and appreciate the easy-to-follow text. Several discussion questions are included.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Begin this lesson by grabbing learners with the story of an old king, ruling his kingdom after his death 35 years prior (included). A short period of direct instruction provides the context of the Inca split inheritance system, after which pupils begin contemplating methods of revenue for the Inca (guided toward the idea of expansion).
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
Title: I Am a Researcher, "I"nca, "A"ztec, "M"aya
Fifth graders get together with first graders in this collaborative series of lessons on Meso-American civilizations. In them, learners utilize a variety of reference resources and presentation tools. The highlight of the lessons is the "How To" video that the students create together.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 48 Downloads
Who is Alexander von Humboldt?
Never heard of Alexander von Humboldt? Don't miss the opportunity to tell your class about "the most important forgotten man of science." The narrator describes an array of Humboldt's scientific accomplishments in his five-year journey through South Africa, such as his detailed drawings of Inca ruins, discovery of new species, recordings of air pressure at the highest altitude by that time, etc.
4 mins 9th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Art of the Inca
Students examine the early civilizations of Central and South America. After examining hand-crafted objects, they discuss the craftsmanship of the Inca and how they used geometric shapes and symbols in their art. They draft a design for a mask of their own using what they gathered about the Inca.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads