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The Inca

This South American "First Nation" group is investigated as part of the Cycle II curriculum in order to provide students with the means to compare & contrast pre- & post-European intervention life of the aboriginal groups of the Americas.


General Information and Examples of Approaches to teaching the Inca:

Big Myth - Inca Creation Story
http://www.mythicjourneys.org/bigmyth/myths/english/2_inca_full.htm

Ms Hos-McGrane's Grade 6 Social Studies Class Inca Project
http://www.internet-at-work.com/hos_mcgrane/inca/eg_inca_intro.html
Lists many Inca resources available on the Internet and includes an extensive project developed by grade 6 students:

The Civilization of the Incas by Alex H., Ashley-Britt H. & Jae Min A.
http://www.internet-at-work.com/hos_mcgrane/inca/eg_inca_menu1.html


Mrs. Ackermann's 6th Grade WWW Project - The Civilization of the Incas
http://www.millville.org/Workshops_f/Acker_Inca/www%20Inca%20Lesson.html

Springbrook Elementary - Museum of Ancient Civilizations in the Americas
http://www.kent.wednet.edu/KSD/SB/Ancient/Inca.html
A gallery of student work about the Inca.

Inca Timeline
http://www.timelines.info/history/empires_and_civilizations/ancient_civilisations/mesoamerica/inca/

Timeline - From pre-columbian South America to the Rise and Fall of The INCA Empire
http://www.theincas.com/timeline/timeline1.htm



Geographical info on the Inca homelands


Ice Treasures of the Inca @nationalgeographic.com - An Interactive Expedition with Johan Reinhard http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/96/mummy/
Climb Peru's Mount Ampato following the path of the ancient Inca in a re-creation of an actual expedition that took place in 1995.

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
http://www.raingod.com/angus/Gallery/Photos/SouthAmerica/Peru/IncaTrail.html
The real Inca Trail is a walking route that leads through the mountains above the Urubamba river, following (at least partly) the course of an old Inca roadway leading to the city of Machu Picchu. Discover it virtually through this website which includes many photographs and an interactive map.

Ice Mummies of the Inca - NOVA - PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/peru/
In September 1996, high-altitude archaeologist Johan Reinhard led an expedition to the summit of Sara Sara in Peru in search of frozen sacrificial mummies.


Inca cultural info:


The Incas - Art and Culture: A pictoral tribute to the Incas and their ancestors
http://www.theincas.com/

Descendants of the Incas
http://www.incas.org/index.html

Descendants Of The Incas fulfills one of the major goals of the Center For Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru: to share information about the rich culture of Inca people living today near the city of Cusco, once the capital of the Inca empire.

Inca Architecture
http://www.rutahsa.com/incaarch.html



Links/Liens!

Un pas dans l'histoire
http://www.cslaval.qc.ca/tic/pas/
Ce site animé explique l’arrivée des Amérindiens en Amérique et propose des extraits de musique traditionnelle. Les enseignants y trouveront une idée d’activité multidisciplinaire intitulée «Une belle sculpture».

Yahoo Kids directory of sites on Incas
http://kids.yahoo.com/directory/School-Bell/Social-Studies/History/By-Subject/Ancient-Civilizations-and-Cultures/Americas--The/Incas





Books

Here are some suggested books which illustrate some aspects of Inca culture, history & geography. These books, written for the reading level of students aged 8 to 12, include:

Machu Picchu
Elizabeth Mann
48 pages - hardcover - $26.95
Mikaya Press, New York (2000)
ISBN 0965049396

The Inca

48 pages paperback - $7.95
Publisher: n.a. (Feb. 1985)
ISBN 0-516-41268-X

Aztec, Inca & Maya (Eyewitness series)
64 pages hardcover - $18.95
Publisher: DK Publishing
ISBN 0-7737-0476-3

Step into the Inca World
64 pages paperback - $17.95
Publisher: Lorenz Publishing
ISBN 0-7548-0476-3

Inca Life
32 pages paperback - $7.95
Publisher: Barrons Juvenile
ISBN 0-7641-1069-1

Inca Town
48 pages paperback - $11.95
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN 0-531-15361-4

These books are available from various booksellers.