Indus Valley Civilization Teacher Resources
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The Indus Valley Dig
This would be really fun homework. The class reads a short passage about Indus Valley Civilizations and a scene depicting a conversation between two archeologists. They use a play to create a list of things archeologists know about the people of Mohenjo-Daro.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History
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, socialized government, religion, writing, association with rivers, etc.
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, each image shows a variety of excavated sites and artifacts that tell us all we know.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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 your class work collaboratively to create a video representation of an ancient culture, like this one.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Indus Valley Geography and Civilization
Students 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 that shows the major geographic features and cities for a presentation on the Indus Valley.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Next Stop: Ancient India
Seventh graders study the history and civilization of the Indus Valley. In this Ancient India instructional activity, 7th graders research the political and social characteristics of the Indus Valley civilization. Students create a travel brochure based on the political, social, geographical, economic, and cultural research they found.
7th 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
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 item.
10th - 12th 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 still good for a review session.
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 classmates how to write their names in the early style of writing.
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
Students design and build an irrigation system that can move water from one place to another. In this engineering lesson plan, students test whether their system can move two cups of water to at least three feet from the source. They evaluate and make changes when necessary.
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering
And the Winner Is-
Sixth graders research ancient river civilizations for important events. In this award designing lesson, 6th graders create a graphic organizer with the events that most affected the society and then create an award for that society. Students complete a worksheet looking at each of the civilizations.
6th Social Studies & History