Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities

Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
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All products in this bundle are sold separately in my store, but by purchasing the bundle you will save a lot of money! All guidelines, requirements, rubrics, and answer keys (when necessary) are included. When combined, the activities and projects take 4 weeks.

Included in the Bundle:

1. Timeline of Inca History
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Timelines are an important tool to visualize major events in history. Your students will create a timeline of major events that occurred in the history of the Incas, beginning in 1200. The product includes an explanation, list of requirements, rough draft chart, four comprehension critical-thinking questions, a rubric and an answer key.

2. Battle of Cuzco Skit
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Students will take on the role of various historical figures to reenact the battle, which transformed Cuzco from a quiet town into a major capital of a new empire. The product includes background information, a planning page about the historical people involved, requirements, and a rubric.

3. Role-Play: Terms of Conquest
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The Inca Emperor hired your students to help him successfully expand and manage his empire. The task of your students is to create a Terms of Conquest which should allow the empire to become the most powerful and well-managed empire in the world. The product includes thirteen interesting, engaging and thought-provoking questions that allow students to create an effective and realistic Terms of Conquest.

4. Inca Empire Real Estate Ad or Commercial
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Your students will assume the role of a real estate agent who lives in the Inca Empire in the early 1500s. Your students' task is to persuade potential homebuyers to move to the Inca Empire by creating a commercial that would be viewed on TV or an advertisement that would be found in a magazine or newspaper. The product includes an introduction, five requirements, five advertising strategies, a list of suggested topics and two rubrics.

5. Argument Writing: Evaluate the Inca Empire
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Students will evaluate the effectiveness of the Inca government by creating a report card. The report card will contain a letter grade and a corresponding paragraph describing the performance of the Inca government on several categories. The product includes an introduction, directions, requirements, sample topic and concluding sentences, a rubric, a brainstorm web, and a writing graphic organizer

6. Design the Book Jacket of Emperor Atahualpa’s Biography
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Your students are going to design the book jacket of Atahualpa's biography. Atahualpa was the last emperor of the Incas before the Spanish conquest. A book jacket includes the front cover, spine and back cover of the book. The product includes an explanation, a list of specific requirements, topics and a rubric.

7. Causes and Effects of the Spanish Conquest: Task Cards
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Task cards are much more exciting than worksheets and are a wonderful teaching tool! This set of task cards contains twelve questions that will allow your students to think critically about the reasons, causes, and effects of the Spanish conquest of the Incas. The product includes 12 task cards, student recording sheet and an answer key.

8. Spanish Conquest Inbox and Emails Project
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Pretend that Incas were so technologically advanced for their time, they they had email! Students can choose to be Francisco Pizarro (Spanish conquistador) or Atahualpa (Inca emperor). Students will create the inbox and emails of the chosen historical figure. The product includes guidelines, instructions, a sample, a student reflection and a rubric.

Skills Gained:
(From the Common Core)
✓ Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
✓ Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
✓ Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
✓ Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning.
✓ Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
✓ Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
✓ Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

And best of all, your students will LOVE Social Studies!

Feel free to check out my bundle on the same topic:
Civilizations of the Americas Bundle: 24 Activities and Projects

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Total Pages
43
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
Inca Bundle: Eight Projects and Activities
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