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Fascinating Fortress: Machu Picchu

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students research information about ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, closely examine pictures of construction of Machu Picchu, and create paintings and write reports to demonstrate their knowledge of history, location, significance, and...
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The Mystery of Machu Picchu

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Make the exploration of Machu Picchu a real adventure with these innovative lessons.
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Wondering About the New Seven (Man-Made) Wonders of the World

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to...
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The Rise and Fall of the Inca Empire

For Students 9th - 12th
Visitors to Machu Picchu, especially those who hike the 1,600 feet and climb the over 3,000 steps, are forced to consider how the Incas constructed this engineering marvel without the benefit of iron tools or wheeled carts. Introduce...
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The Inca Empire

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the amazing empire of the Inca. Presented here is a very brief outline regarding the government, economy, and achievements of the Inca. Your class will enjoy the vivid photographs and appreciate the easy-to-follow text. Several...
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Lost Worlds

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students, while using the strategy of identifying the main idea and supporting details, explore the three nonfiction selections of the lost worlds of Machu Picchu high in the Andes Mountains, Great Zimbabwe, and Anasazi. In addition,...
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A City Lost and Found

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students hypothesize about the origins of the Incan lost city of Machu Picchu. They examine archaeological methodologies used by researchers to piece together the history of the site and create an audio tour of the location for visitors...
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Two Ancient Cities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review basic facts about two ancient American civilizations: the Inca and the Maya. Then they compare two ancient cities from these civilizations: Machu Picchu, of the Inca Empire, and Chichén Itzá, of the Maya.
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Coastal Peru: The Amazing Biodiversity of a Coastal Ecosystem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Peru's coastal ecosystem is only one of the country's amazing features. But travelers don't need passports, expensive plane tickets, or heavy suitcases to examine the biodiversity of coastal Peru. Armed with a field trip log and graphic...
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Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

For Teachers 7th - 10th
This lengthy, and very thorough collection of study guide worksheets should help learners who are studying the Inca culture to solidify their understanding of the culture. The worksheets are meant to be used as the class goes through the...
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Pre-Columbian Civilizations in the Americas

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Before you begin a unit on Christopher Columbus and the European explorers, take your class through the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations in this vivid and interesting presentation. With photographs of golden artifacts and ancient...
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Conversation Completions

For Students 4th - 5th
In this conversation completions worksheet, students fill in the blank with the letter of the phrase that logically completes each conversation about world travel.
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Un viaje en tren

For Students 8th - 10th
¡Ay caramba! There's been a crime! Provided here is a letter (in Spanish) that details a man's journey on a train and the crime committed. Although there is no activity provided, it has several uses. You could have the class simply read...
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Tour Of South America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore South America. For this geography lesson, students research landmarks of historical or national significance and use their findings to create slideshows.
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Colors and Fruit

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Review colors in Spanish by presenting different photographs and asking your charges to identify the colors in each picture. Consider bringing in pictures from Spain, Mexico, or another Spanish-speaking country to make the activity more...
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Life in a Box: Incas

For Teachers K - 4th
Students investigate the impact of the Inca culture by examining our current society.  In this heritage lesson, students identify the Inca people, when they lived and where they were located.  Students view photographs representing Inca...
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Saving the Past for the Future

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars discuss an archaeological dilemma. They write a paragraph about possible solutions to the problem.
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Conversation Completions

For Students 4th - 6th
In this conversation completions worksheet, students determine phrases that logically complete conversational sentences. Students choose eight phrases.
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Inca's Untangles World

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read a reprinted article from USA Today. In this metacognition lesson, students complete a worksheet about their thoughts while they are reading.
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Peru History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students gain an understanding of Peru's history. They analyze how specific ideas and beliefs have had an effect on a particular period of time and they trace the route of the Spanish Conquistadors on a map of Peru.
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Travel by Train: South American DVD Assignment

For Students 7th - 12th
In this geography skills worksheet, students watch the National Geographic video "Travel by Train." Students then respond to 18 short answer questions about content in the video about South America.
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The Selling of the Taj Mahal or Osaka Castle

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners practice their marketing skills. In this historical sites activity, students select and research historical sites in the world that they market and attempt to sell to a businessman.
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Travel to Mesoamerica

For Teachers 1st
Students research books, watch movies, and look on the internet to find information on ancient America, Mexico, and Central America. In this Mesoamerica lesson plan, students participate in a social studies unit on North America of the...
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Meet the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas

For Teachers 1st
Students study the geography of the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas and create a map book. They share in stories and legends about these people. Handouts and worksheets are included.

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