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Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?

Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Inca Quipu- What in the Quipu is a Machu Picchu?
Product Description
This is a short PP that describes how the Incas used quipus for a variety of reasons...there are pictures of actual quipus and a link to a video about Machu Picchu. This activity does take prep time to set up. Each student will need 4 different pieces of yarn- whatever colors you want, just be sure to change the PP to reflect the colors you use- and a straw. I usually can gets kids to donate the items and to cut all the yarn for me (great for fast finishers!). I then put each color in a large ziploc. I will get some volunteers to help pass out each color when we start the activity and some kids will be able to quickly tie the knots, others not so much so I will enlist help here too. (especially the mother hens- you know the ones!) To make the quipu take a length of the string, loop it around the straw and double knot it- like tying a shoe...loop as little around the string as possible so the there is plenty of string to make knots. Then make knots going down the string to create the quipu...it does take practice and I will always make one with the kids to show them...
Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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