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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.
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.
Seventh graders study the history and civilization of the Indus Valley. In this Ancient India lesson, 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. Students then use the brochures to help them complete graphic organizers comparing the Indus Valley to other river civilizations.
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. He then describes in detail the Indus Valley Civilization, the largest and most peaceful of ancient civilizations.
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.
Students explore the history and geographic background of the Indus Valley. Student research the area and create a travel brochure based on the information.
Students use the internet to explore the Indus River Valley. They view a video about the civilization that settled there. They create an ancient record of the information they gather.
For this social studies word search worksheet, learners identify and locate vocabulary terms related to the Indus Valley Civilization. There are 17 words located in the puzzle.
Sixth graders create a travel brochure highlighting the accomplishments of the Indus Valley civilization. Group work allows students to create brochures illustrating the location, government, religion, agriculture, cultural and scientific contributions of this ancient civilization.
In this civilization worksheet, 6th graders focus on the early times associated with the Indus Valley and the Aryans.  Students respond to 20 matching questions about the land, location, and civilization.
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. Excellent!
Students investigate the Indus culture. In this Indus culture lesson, students study the excavations of Punjab city of Harappa. Students gain information about their pottery and way of life. Students answer critical thinking questions after the lesson.
Students 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. Students draw a representative fashion and write an explanation of their drawing.
Ninth graders review what they know about river valley civilizations. In this global history lesson, 9th graders play Cave Jeopardy to prepare for an exam on Sumeria, Egypt, Indus, and Chinese civilizations.
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.
High schoolers create their own ancient civilizations based off of topographical maps of Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yellow River. In this social studies lesson, students are assigned one topographical map to use to create their civilizations. High schoolers design a proposal for the teacher based on a brainstorming session. Students create maps and a presentation of their benefits to society. High schoolers engage in a class discussion once they have all presented.
Young scholars explore world geography by completing worksheets in class. In this India history lesson, students identify the location of India and examine a timeline of the country from over 6000 years ago. Young scholars research the Internet to discover the different people who lived there before completing a worksheet.
Students make connections between nonviolent ideals and art. In this visual arts activity, students discuss the successes of the American Civil Rights Movement and discuss Gandhi's influence on the movement. Students then examine images of the Buddha and Jina and discuss how they convey the message of nonviolence. As a culminating activity, students create their own art that exemplifies nonviolence.
In this Planned Cities on the Indus worksheet, students list key characteristics of the first Indian civilization in a web diagram, then write about how monsoons affected the climate and people of this area.
In this world history worksheet, middle schoolers note key characteristics of the first Indian civilization as they add 4 details to the graphic organizer. In addition, students explain how monsoons affect the climate and people of the Indus Valley.

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