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For Kids

Some 6th grade Machu Picchu questions for Mrs. Ackermann's 6th Grade class, also drawing on Gary Ziegler's good article "Machu Picchu: How they kept the secret."

The Net's Educational Resource Center. A good set of K-12 links on the Incas, broken down into subtopics like "Ruins & Photos," "Language and Writings," "Leaders," etc.

For Educators

"A Quest to Save Machu Picchu" by Lara Fitzgerald. Webquest for high school Spanish students.

Social Studies and Science curriculum guides (4th grade through high school) from Yale's Peabody Museum. Handouts, dozens of lesson plans, glossaries, maps—What an impressive set of resources! I particularly appreciated the focus on critical thinking, eg., in "Working with a Primary Source" and "Can You Solve the Mystery of Machu Picchu?" Although issues in conjunction with the Peabody Museum's exhibit "Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas" much of the material could be used without reference to the exhibit.

Books for kids

Ages 9-12: Amazon. Macchu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds by Elizabeth Mann and Amy Crehore

Grade 2–7, maybe: Amazon. Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu by Ted Lewin. I'm puzzled by the different age estimates provided by the School Library Journal and Booklist, the latter of which asserts it would be okay for younger kids, if read aloud.

By kids

Machu Picchu: Home of the Ancients. School report done after a visit.

LibraryThing: Catalog your books online.

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Hernando Cortés on the Web. Comprehensive guide to the Conqueror of Mexico, Hernando (or Hernán) Cortes.

Alexander the Great on the Web. Everything you ever wanted to know about Alexander, and pictures too.

Hieroglyphics! Comprehensive guide to Egyptian hieroglyphics.

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