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Learn about Incan Textiles from Peru

This hands-on and interactive presentation introduces students to the ancient Inca and their textile traditions, includes Spanish vocabulary exposure, and finishes with a creative class activity where students get to design their own textile patterns.

RELATED CONTENT AREAS: World Geography & Cultures / Visual Art / Spanish

TARGET AUDIENCE: 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade


3rd Grade World Geography and Cultures: 3.32 Use timelines to summarize the history of a region.

5th Grade Visual Art: 4.1 Explore the relationship of art from different cultures, time, and places.

5th Grade Visual Art: 4.2 Examine and demonstrate how culture, history, and art influence each other.

Modern Languages Elementary K-5: 2.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.


  • Students will be able to recognize how culture influenced art in the Inca civilization and describe textile colors and patterns in Spanish.
  • Students will be able to connect textile styles to elements of Inca religion, worldview, and state control.
  • Students will be able to make connections between these ancient textiles and students’ personal lives.


Andrea Delgado


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