14-1 Geography and Early Cultures Pages 384-389


15-4 –Inca Life and Society - Pages 427-431

Essential Question:

How did the many kinds of people that make up Inca society form

an empire know for grand architecture and complex oral literature?

Main Idea 1:
For the Incas, position in society affected daily life.

Inca society had two main social classes—an ______and a ______. The Incas from Cuzco, the capital, made up the ______.

Society and Daily Life

Upper Class

•  ______, ______, and ______made up the Inca upper class.

•  Men worked for the ______, and women had ______


•  ______went to school.

•  Upper-class families had many privileges, such as ______, ______, and the best ______.

Lower Class

•  The lower class was made up of______, ______, and ______. There were no______in Inca society.

•  They worked on ______, served ______, ______, or built ______

•  Most children did not go to school, but instead ______.

Religion in the Inca Empire

•  The Inca Empire had an ______.

•  When they ______new regions, they taught this religion to the ______.

•  They allowed the ______to worship ______as well.

•  The ______was the most important god to the Incas. They believed their kings were ______.

•  The Incas rarely ______. Instead, they sacrificed ______, ______, or______.

Main Idea 2:
The Inca made great achievements in building, art, and oral literature.

•  The Incas had strong traditions of ______, ______, and______. Many of their creations still ______.

Inca Contributions to Culture

•  The Inca were known for their massive ______and______made of huge ______. ______were cut so precisely that even today it is nearly impossible to fit a ______between the ______.

•  The Inca also built a ______that connected all parts of the empire.

•  The Inca artisans made ______of ______and ______.

•  Oral literature was made up of ______and ______. The Inca also passed down their ______, ______, and religious ______.