ERIC Number: ED478846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Couriers in the Inca Empire: Getting Your Message Across. [Lesson Plan].
This lesson shows how the Inca communicated across the vast stretches of their mountain realm, the largest empire of the pre-industrial world. The lesson explains how couriers carried messages along mountain-ridge roads, up and down stone steps, and over chasm-spanning footbridges. It states that couriers could pass a message from Quito (Ecuador) to Cuzco (Peru) in 10 days, about the same time as it takes today's postal service to deliver a letter between these two cities. The lesson plan: provides an introduction; cites subject areas, time required, and skills developed; poses a guiding question; informs teachers about preparing to teach the lesson; offers four suggested classroom activities and an activity to extend the lesson; lists selected Websites; and addresses standards alignment. (NKA)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Indigenous Populations, Intermediate Grades, Latin American Culture, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Skill Development, Standards, Student Educational Objectives
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A