This is a marvelous graphic organizer that allows students to investigate in pair, groups, or individually information about any empire. The model was originally designed for investigating the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec empires. Students learn about where the empire was, what their accomplishments were, elements of their culture, and what eventually caused their decline or fall. They may use textbooks or the internet to complete the project. It is up to you how you use the graphic organizer. Enjoy!