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This is a must-have for any teacher looking to make a study of the Inca relevant and accessible for middle-schoolers. Easy-to-follow, perfect for an intro lesson.


***This resource now includes a handy 2-page student handout (in both PDF and MS WORD). An answer key is also provided.


The plot of the Disney film The Emperor’s New Groove is almost entirely fictitious, but the historical setting was based in the Inca Empire of the 1300s-1500s. This series of PowerPoint slides makes dozens of connections between the film and the real-life Inca Empire.



connections to Inca social structure

connections to Machu Picchu

connections to Inca artwork, aqueducts

connections to the role of llama and alpaca in Inca culture

writing prompts for students to choose and respond while watching

Hyperlinks to relevant YouTube videos

A list of 10 similarities between the film and the Inca

INCA & Emperor's New Groove! - teach Inca history with the movie!

  • Grade Level:


  • Pages:

    16 slides and a printable graphic organizer
  • Subject(s):

    History, Movies, Americas

  • Format(s):

    Zip with PowerPoint, Word, PDF

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