4 resources related to the history of the Inca Empire including a 3 page reading, a set of analysis questions, a mapping assignment of the area of the Inca empire and an article writing assignment based on the culture and life of the Inca empire. The resource includes all necessary teacher keys, rubric and explanations for you to be able to print and teach.
First, the resource includes an original and engaging three and a half page reading (with images!) about the history of this magnificent empire. The reading covers all of the major events, people and themes related to the Inca and will help your students to learn about the Inca empire, including its: culture, economics, politics and geography.
Next, the resource includes a set of analysis questions related to the reading. The questions will help your students to understand the major history events of the time and come to appreciate the unique culture and society of the Inca civilization. One of the questions will guide students to take a "street level" view of Machu Picchu, the famous ruins, using Google Maps. The questions include a detailed teacher key for ease of assessment.
The third resource is a mapping activity of South America and the main territory of the Inca empire. Your students will use an atlas or Google Maps to map the major modern countries of South America. The bundle includes a teacher key for ease of assessment.
The final resource is a newspaper writing activity wherein students assume the role of a former Spanish conquistador who "explored" the Inca empire and has now returned to write about their experiences in the civilization. Students will write an article that details the culture, society, economics and politics of the Inca empire. This is a great activity for students to show their learning about the Inca empire during the Age of Exploration. The resource includes a template for student use, a rubric for ease of marking and brief teacher explanation for use of the resource.
This is an excellent bundle related to the Inca Empire and the Age of Exploration. It will engage your students and help them learn about the history of the Inca empire during the Age of Exploration. It will make a great addition to your Inca or Age of Exploration unit of study!