Explore the Wonders of the Inca Civilization

What is Machu Picchu?

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Nadine Duong

Curriculum Info  Meet the Author

Sheryl Huang. Machu Picchu. 1999.


You and your friends have entered a jeopardy contest. You will need to write 20 questions about facts relating to the civilization of the Incas. Your questions, along with the other contestants, will be used in the jeopardy game. The harder the question, the higher the points, and the greater the chance of your team winning the contest. The winner of the contest will be the team with the most points. The grand prize is a trip to Machu Picchu, the fortress city of the ancient Incas!

Using the resources provided, think of 20 questions relating to the Inca civilization and help your team win a trip to Machu Picchu.

    •They Lived Like This in Ancient Peru - Marie Neurath
An illustrated book about the life and customs of Ancient Peru.
    •Aztec, Inca & Maya - Elizabeth Baquedano
A Dorling Kindersley (DK) Eyewitness book containing information about the Aztec, Maya, and Inca through numerous images and photographs.
    •Mysteries of the Universe - Colin Wilson
A Dorling Kindersley book looking at the strange and unexplained events including the lost cities of the Mohejo-Daro, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, and mysteries of Ancient Egypt.
Web Resources - Inca Civilization
    •The Civilization of the Incas
This website created by students of the International School of Amsterdam cover different facets of the Inca civilization: the geography, the history, religion, the social structure and many more.
    •Conquistadors - Peru
Conquistadors On-line Learning Adventure is an innovative educational resource for middle and high school classrooms to learn about the Spanish Conquistadors in the New World and the legacy of their contact with Native Americans.
    •Ice Mummies of the Inca - Lost Empire
Learn about the wealth and sophistication of the legendary Inca people that lured many anthropologists and archaeologists to the Andean nations in a quest to understand the Inca's advanced ways and what led to their ultimate demise.
    •The Inca Empire
Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia detailed different aspects of the Inca Empire.
Web Resources - Machu Picchu
    •Machu Picchu
A photo gallery of Machu Picchu that evokes the mystery and spiritual atmosphere of the sacred lost city.
    •The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Resources about the ruins and the scenery of Machu Picchu making it an inspirational hiking experience for hikers from all over the world.
    •The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Take the virtual Inca Trail!
    •Peru: Machu Picchu
A travel guide and virtual tour of Machu Picchu
    •Destination: Peru
Explore the sights and sounds of Peru with 360 degree virtual tours of Cusco, Lima, Lake Titicaca.

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