Central Question: How did the Inca maintain control over such a large 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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Standards Alignment

Standards Alignment – CCSS & C3

Common Core Logo

Literacy in History/Social Studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, 8.4-8.7, 8.10
ELA Reading: Information Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1-6.2, 6.4-6.10
ELA Writing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1, 6.4-6.5, 6.7-6.10
ELA Speaking & Listening
CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1-6.3

C3 Framework Logo

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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