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Monday Mix-ins: The Incan Empire

{Machu Picchu by Luke Redmond via flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0}

Last week we looked at the Aztecs, and this week it’s the Incas. Below are a few suggestions for optional videos and activities related to this fascinating civilization. Parents, please preview these before sharing with your children, to be sure they are suitable for your family. Also, when kids are using YouTube, it’s a good idea to turn Restricted Mode on.



Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu – this is a link to a short YouTube video about Machu Picchu.

For a full-length documentary on the Incas, try this one from PBS Nova: Ghosts of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu for Kids – fascinating and cute video of a family touring Machu Piccu with their two young children. Bits of it are in Spanish, but you and your kids will probably enjoy this one:


Machu Picchu and the Land of the Inca – a travel video with stunning footage of this beautiful land:


25 Incredible Things about the Incas – another list-type video of fun facts:


Francisco Pizarro – Mini Biography:



Archeology Clues from the Past: Inca Investigation – Go on a virtual dig of an Inca city. Scroll down and click on “Inca Investigation.” Feel free to explore the other fun options on the page too!

The Incan Trail to Machu Picchu – a New York Times slide show with amazing photos!

More photos – In Pictures: Celebrating Machu Picchu’s Rediscovery by BBC shares photos from 100 years ago.

And check out this panorama of the site of Machu Picchu.

National Geographic’s Top Ten Machu Picchu Secrets

Map of the Inca Empire from National Geographic

DK Find Out! Interactive site on the Incas

Links to Incan games for kids

For $3.99 you can purchase an “Incas for iPad” app from Kids Discover. More info here.


Image above right: Inca Warriors by Usborne
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