Central Question: How did the Inca gain and maintain power over their empire?

Machu Picchu, Peru. From Wikimedia Commons. 

Ancient World History Investigation 4

Students think about perspective and the reliability of narrators as they consider the notion of empire in the context of the ancient Inca. After reading and analyzing modified sources, students will use evidence and reasoning to critique an argument about how the Inca were able to control such a large empire.

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Materials Accommodated for Language Learners
Note: The Spanish investigations are from earlier work and do not match other versions of this investigation at this time.


Standards Alignment

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Literacy in History/Social Studies CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, 6-8.4-6-8.7, 6-8.10 ELA Reading: Information Text CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.1-7.2, 7.4-7.10 ELA Writing CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1, 7.4-7.5, 7.7-7.10 ELA Speaking & Listening CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.7.1-7.3
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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8. Dimension 2: D2.Civ.4.6-8., D2.Civ.6.6-8, D2.Geo.8.6-8., D2.His.1.6-8., D2.His.3.6-8, D2.His.4.6-8., D2.His.6.6-8., D2.His.10.6-8., D2.His.13.6-8, D2.His.14.6-8, D2.His.16.6-8. Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8., D3.2.6-8., D3.3.6-8. Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8., D4.2.6-8, D4.3.6-8., D4.8.6-8.

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