Incan Times

This Incan Times activity & project also includes:

How did 168 conquistadors take down the Incan empire? Through several activities, from presenting mini-lectures based on an article to designing newspapers about the Spanish conquest, your young historians will learn about the Incan civilization and culture, as well as its eventual downfall as an empire.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign vocabulary words highlighted in the informational texts as homework the night before the lesson
  • Consider collaborating with other instructors and supplementing newspaper activity with instruction on editorial writing or artistic design
Pros

  • Thoroughly explains instructional points for how to guide learners through image and primary source analysis
  • Rich activity handouts included, such as a self-evaluation, rubric, and tips for how to write an op-ed or obituary
Cons

  • None