Native Americans: Inca
Students can learn about many aspects of Incan life. Through the use of videos, maps, photographs, and virtual tours, students can explore the lifestyle, history, and religion of the Inca. Included is a resource on Native American culture and several lesson plans.
This encyclopedia entry has information on Inca agriculture, engineering, and manufacturing as well as Inca history. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Nova: Secrets of the Lost Empire
Read an architect's answers to questions about the Inca building methods.
Nova: Ice Mummies of the Inca
This site has information on "Mummies," "Lost Worlds," "The Expedition 1996," and "Dispatches."
Students can learn about Pizarro and his conquest of the Incas.
European Voyages of Exploration: The Inca Empire
Students can read a biography about Francisco Pizarro as part of this online tutorial.
PBS: Peru: The Curse of the Inca Gold
Students can watch a video on this present day crisis.
ThinkQuest: Incan Mummies
Read commentary written by a student on Incan mummies.
National Geographic: Inca Mummies
Click on "View Online Documentary" for a movie and interactive diagram. Click on "Mummies in the May 2002 Issue" for photographs and an article. "Inca Culture Gallery" has numerous photographs. View the webcast announcing the rescue of mummies. NOTE: The site includes ads.
National Geographic: Mysterious Inca Brainteaser
Students can play this game.
Virtual Inca Trail
This site has photographs and an interactive map.
Peru: Virtual Tours
Students using QuickTime can watch 360 degree videos of many places in Peru. There is also an interactive map. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Geometry from the Land of the Incas
Students must click on "Enter." Then the menu is on the left. Students can click on "Machu Picchu" or "Inca Trail to Machu Picchu."
This Australian site has links to "Inca Culture" "Inca Pantheon" and "Inca Exercises." NOTE: The site has a link to a forum.
Scholastic: The Culture of the Inca
Teachers can try this lesson plan for grades two through five.
National Geographic: Inca Artifacts
Students in grades three through five can explore an ancient culture.
National Geographic: Land and Lifestyle of the Inca
This geography lesson plan is for grades six through eight.
eThemes Resource: Native American Culture
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
eThemes Resource: Ancient Western Civilizations
Explore the ancient civilizations of the Maya, Inca, Aztec, Cahokia, and Anasazi. Includes pictures, audio clips of music, and 360-degree virtual realities.
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