Our Inca Civilization lesson plan introduces students to the Inca Civilization and the events during its short time-period in history. Many students may know very little about the Inca, though it was one of the most advanced civilizations in history along with the Aztecs and Maya. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner on an activity in which they imagine that the United States no longer exists as a civilization and they are archeologists who have discovered many artifacts and ruins of the United States; they are asked to answer given questions comparing the Inca Civilization to the American Civilization. Students are also asked to answer true/false questions about the Inca Civilization in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson material.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to describe, identify and list characteristics of the Inca Civilization.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10