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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. The group work that is done is especially meaningful and requires high-level thinking and strong communication between group members.
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. They engage in hands-on activities and a host of language arts-based activities that require them to listen, write, read, and speak in front of others. Many terrific worksheets are embedded in this fine series of plans.
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. But it could enhance any instructional activity on Inca's. There are 50 questions in this 13-page packet.
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.
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.
Here are a series of lessons on the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations. This incredible, 15-lesson unit would be perfect for any fifth grade study on these important civilizations. Learners focus on the complex nature of the cultures, how their belief systems affected their actions, how the societies found and utilized their resources, and how geography impacted each society's day-to-day life. An excellent educational resource!
Begin this activity 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). A map overlay portion outlines a visual strategy for comprehending Incan expansion in South America. However, graphics are not included.