There is no better way to learn about history then to put yourself in the shoes of those that have come before us.
During this simulation, students will immerse themselves in a three week journey into the culture of the ancient Inca as they research and become major Incan cities. They will work together to take on roles such as the Villac Umu, the Curacas, and the messengers to earn and trade goods and information. They work to please the Sapa Inca, the teacher, by paying taxes, working on STEAM project, and providing sacrifices that are worthy enough to please to Virachoca.
This simulation will have your students learning while they aren't even realizing it! They will work on their communication skills, teamwork, and so much more through this simulation.
- Instructions for the teacher
- Information about Incan farming
- A classroom management system where students earn "potato points" to grow their population
- Goods to trade
- Incan calendar information
- Math problems
- Art Projects
- STEAM project
- Much, much more!
This would be a great addition to any ancient cultures unit, or grab my entire unit (available soon) in my store, which includes this simulation, information about the Maya, Aztec, and Inca, a narrative writing unit, English Language Development lessons about comparing and contrasting the creation myths of all three cultures, a Mayan performance task, and a final assessment.
Check out other resources for the Maya, Aztecs, and Inca here:
Maya, Aztec, and Inca Cross-Curricular Unit
Maya, Aztec, and Inca Informational Units
Mayan Language Arts Performance Task