"Perched atop a mountain crest, mysteriously abandoned more than four centuries ago, Machu Picchu is the most famous archeological ruin in the Western Hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca. In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this "Lost City of the Incas," yet it remains an enigma. Why did the Incas build it on such an inaccessible site? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces, and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas. See what they discover when they unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site." - PBS
This product comes with some historical background information about the Inca. This product also includes 15-questions and 3 visual connections to the video. This video will be a great supplement to any unit about the Inca and the Spanish conquest of the Americas. Ready to print and ready to use!
*** Great as an emergency lesson plan for a Spanish class or a History class!
You can watch the video here: Ghosts of Machu Picchu