Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 132: The Inca Empire (4/18/2012)

Standard: 7.7.1. Study the locations, landforms, and climates of Mexico, Central America, and South America and their effects on Mayan, Aztec, and Incan economies, trade, and develop­ment of urban societies.

Aim: The historians of 2017 will be able to analyze the geography of the Inca Empire and describe the geographical advantages and disadvantages of the area.

1. Submit Homework: Embed your fall of the Aztecs presentation on your history portfolio

3. Watch this video and be ready for the class discussion: 

Open Socrative and wait for the class discussion.

Discussion Question 1: What would be some of the advantages the Inca would encounter by building a civilization here? 

Discussion Question 2: What would be some of the disadvantages the Inca would encounter by building a civilization here? 

4. Make a copy of the notes template.  We will be using Cornell notes to keep track of everything we learn about the Incas.  Make sure you put your name on the document.

5.  Exit Ticket Quiz--We will take a quick quiz on the beginning and religion of the Inca Empire.

Homework:  Read about the rise of the Inca Empire and complete the learning reflection.

Bring your progress report back signed. This will count as a homework grade tomorrow.  One point will be taken off for every day it is late.

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Finished early? Here is an extra video on the Inca Empire that you can watch! 

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