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Indus Valley Civilization
What constitutes a civilization? In a swift, engaging, and humorous fashion, John Green begins this edition of Crash Course History by exploring the symptoms of a civilization, such as surplus production, cities, social stratification,...
10 mins 6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Indus Valley Civilizations
Take a peek into the very interesting world of Ancient India. These slides provide insight into the geography, climate, social structure, architecture, and trade skills of Ancient Indus Valley dwellers. An archaeological view is taken,...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Indus Valley Civilization (Mohenjo-Daro)
Take a look into the ancient civilization of Mohenjo-Daro with this CG animated video. Sure to stimulate the minds of your visual learners, this clip shows the life and culture of the Indus Valley people without text or spoken word. Have...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Indus Valley Geography and Civilization
High schoolers study the geographical features of the Indus Valley to determine how the location of this valley contributed to the growth of an ancient civilization. They work in groups to research the area before completing map work...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Ancient River Valley Civilizations
Coupling well with a unit on ancient cultures, this presentation covers ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Sumeria, Egypt, Indus, and China. It includes photographs of each region, their characteristics, and short quizzes after each section.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Production in the Indus Valley
Students examine images of non-written artifacts from early river civilizations and theorize about the cultures and lifestyle of the people. They independently research various aspects of Indus Valley civilizations to confirm their...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus River, and Huang He Civilizations
Learners develop a timeline of events associated with Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River, and the Huang He. They prepare a clay, wood, or paper model of a representative artifact from one civilization. They write a description of their...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley
In this graphic organizer instructional activity, 7th graders complete the grid in reference to the ancient cities of the Indus Valley. Students complete the 8 sections writing about transportation, employment, and various types of homes.
7th Social Studies & History
How Did the Aryan Migration Effect the Settlers of the Indus Valley?
Here is a very brief look at the Aryan migration that changed India forever. Slide one asks three simple short-answer questions, slide two provides notes on the migration, slides three and four show maps and a caste chart. Short, but...
8th - 9th Social Studies & History
Decoding the First Alphabets: Not as Simple as A, B, C
Explore early writing systems and their significance in understanding the development of past civilizations. In groups, learners research early writing systems and then present their findings to the rest of the class. They teach their...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Origins of Civilization - India - The Empire of Spirit 2/6
Travel to the Indian countryside to see how Indian culture evolved. In part two the caste system, the Vedas, and the teachings of Krishna are introduced. A wonderful look into the spiritual life and ritual of Indian culture.
10 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Agricultural Revolution
Rather than simply define the agricultural revolution, invite your learners to consider the advantages and disadvantages that agriculture has brought to humanity as a whole. John Green begins this first episode of this series by...
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable