Ch 8: Inca Civilization for Elementary School

About This Chapter

The engaging lessons in this chapter can help your elementary school student discover or better understand the Inca civilization. Ensure your student is prepared to take a test or complete an assignment by gauging their comprehension of the lessons with short quizzes and a chapter exam.

Inca Civilization for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Elementary school students who need help understanding the Inca civilization or are discovering this aspect of ancient history for the first time can benefit from this chapter. Fun lessons developed by expert instructors provide an entertaining look at Inca architecture, government, art, economy, daily life, food and much more. Teachers can use the lessons as supplemental materials in the classroom, and parents can access them at home to give their children an Inca civilization refresher. Lessons, quizzes and all other resources in this chapter are accessible 24/7 from any computer, smartphone or tablet with an Internet connection.

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  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the clothing, gods and goddesses, army, achievement and other aspects of the Inca civilization
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  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover Inca civilization topics your student needs to learn or review.
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17 Lessons in Chapter 8: Inca Civilization for Elementary School
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Inca Architecture Lesson for Kids

1. Inca Architecture Lesson for Kids

The Incas were skilled architects who used local stone and simple tools to build magnificent structures. This lesson will introduce you to the most notable Inca buildings and the ways they were constructed.

Inca Government Lesson for Kids

2. Inca Government Lesson for Kids

The Inca government helped to expand the empire across much of the South American Andes Mountains. Learn about the leadership and structure of the Inca government in this lesson.

Inca Art, Pottery, & Designs Lesson for Kids

3. Inca Art, Pottery, & Designs Lesson for Kids

The Inca civilization of Peru is known for their incredible ability to design and produce art, particularly pottery and textiles. This lesson will teach you about the types of art the Incas are famous for.

Ancient Inca Social Structure Lesson for Kids

4. Ancient Inca Social Structure Lesson for Kids

The Inca Empire was a huge civilization in South America. They had various levels of rankings in their social structure. In this lesson, you will learn about their ruler, royalty, nobles, and commoners.

Inca Economy Lesson for Kids

5. Inca Economy Lesson for Kids

The Incas had a very successful economy, but one that was much different than our own. In this lesson, learn how the Incas organized and managed their wealth and resources. You may be in for a surprise!

Inca Daily Life Lesson for Kids

6. Inca Daily Life Lesson for Kids

Daily life in the Inca Empire depended on which rank of life you lived in. The royals lived in luxury whereas the commoners worked really hard to make the nobles happy. In this lesson, you will learn about the daily lives of the commoners, craftsmen, nobles, and royals.

Inca Food, Farming & Agriculture Lesson for Kids

7. Inca Food, Farming & Agriculture Lesson for Kids

The Incas were talented farmers. Their ground-breaking food discoveries and agricultural practices have left a lasting impact on the modern world. In this lesson, you will learn about the farming techniques and the food that fueled their hard work daily.

Fall of the Inca Empire Lesson for Kids

8. Fall of the Inca Empire Lesson for Kids

How could an army of just a few hundred men conquer an entire empire? Find out how the Spanish conquistador Pizarro and his men were able to take over the great Inca Empire in the 1530s.

Inca Clothing & Jewelry Facts: Lesson for Kids

9. Inca Clothing & Jewelry Facts: Lesson for Kids

Do you know why clothing and jewelry were important to the Incas? In this lesson, find out fascinating facts about the clothing Inca people wore, including the emperor!

Inca Marriage Ceremony & Customs Lesson for Kids

10. Inca Marriage Ceremony & Customs Lesson for Kids

Marriage was very important to the survival of the Inca civilization. In this lesson, learn about the Inca's interesting marriage customs. You may be surprised to discover that Inca marriage ceremonies were nothing like weddings in America!

Inca Achievements & Inventions Lesson for Kids

11. Inca Achievements & Inventions Lesson for Kids

The Inca civilization grew powerful due to their unique use of technology. Learn about how the Inca created new inventions to build an empire in the mountains of South America in this lesson.

Inca Nobility & Royalty Lesson for Kids

12. Inca Nobility & Royalty Lesson for Kids

The Incas had many surprising ways of showing who belonged to the noble and royal classes. In this lesson, discover who the Sapa Inca was and learn about the lives of Inca nobility and royalty.

Inca Army, Warfare & Weapons Lesson for Kids

13. Inca Army, Warfare & Weapons Lesson for Kids

The Inca army conquered neighbors all across the Andes Mountains in South America. Learn about how these warriors helped build the Inca Empire with their military skills and strategies.

Inca Astronomy Lesson for Kids

14. Inca Astronomy Lesson for Kids

For the Incas, the sun, moon, and stars were important figures in daily life. In this lesson, find out how astronomy was used every day in the Inca civilization and how it helped them to make important decisions.

Inca Gods & Goddesses Lesson for Kids

15. Inca Gods & Goddesses Lesson for Kids

The Incas worshiped many gods and goddesses. Each god had a specific element that it represented. In this lesson, you will learn about the gods and goddesses central to the Incan way of life.

Inca Irrigation & Aqueducts Lesson for Kids

16. Inca Irrigation & Aqueducts Lesson for Kids

The Inca built a mighty society, high in the Andes Mountains of South America, with a successful system of getting water to cities and farms. Learn about how the Inca utilized this life-giving fluid in this lesson.

Inca Capital Lesson for Kids: Cuzco City

17. Inca Capital Lesson for Kids: Cuzco City

Cuzco City was the capital of the Incan Empire. This lesson will teach you about the city, who the Incas were, what country it is in today, and some other cool facts about this very old place.

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