This Jackdaw offers students a hands-on profile of one of the greatest empires ever developed from its origin to its conquest by a small army of Spaniards. Students will look into the Incas’ culture, government, religion, and amazing social and physical achievements. Hands-on documents describe the intricate Inca road system, which rivaled that of the Romans, and the remarkable Inca courier communication network that linked their vast empire ranging from Southern Chile to Colombia 3,200 miles north. A full-color photo-poster of spectacular Machu Pichu will further spark your students’ interest, as will a large poster of Inca artifacts, ready for classroom display, and the story of Kon Tiki’s significant voyage and impact on Inca history. Historian: David A. Urias. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
Timeline: 30,000 BC to 1542 AD
Chronology of the Inca Dynasty: c. 1200-1549 AD
The Incas: an Introduction
- Birth of the Incas
- The People
- Society and Religion
- Achievements of the Incas
- Art and Architecture
- Conquest of an Empire
- Glossary of broadsheet terms
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Map: distribution of Pre-Inca cultures.
- Inca architecture: cyclopean buildings, megalithic stones.
- Map and photos: Inca Road System.
- Recordkeeping: the Quiqu.
- Communications: Chasquis and Tambos.
- Poster: Pre-Inca and Inca Art.
- Inti Raymi: Festival of the Sun.
- Photo essay: Machu Picchu.
- Paper confirming the conquest of Peru.
- Kon-Tiki: the Peru/Polynesia connection.