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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 explore the history and geographic background of the Indus Valley. Student research the area and create a travel brochure based on the information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this social studies word search worksheet, students identify and locate vocabulary terms related to the Indus Valley Civilization. There are 17 words located in the puzzle.
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.
Students 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. Students design a proposal for the teacher based on a brainstorming session. Students create maps and a presentation of their benefits to society. Students engage in a class discussion once they have all presented.
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!
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.
Students develop and build an irrigation system in which they move water from one source to two different locations. In this water irrigation lesson, students work in small groups to determine how civil engineers have developed systems to move water to areas where it is needed. They make a plan that entails moving two cups of water at least three feet. They must have the water distribute evenly in two separate containers.
Students 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. Students research the Internet to discover the different people who lived there before completing a worksheet.
Sixth graders design awards and create trophies describing the lasting impacts of the four great river civilizations before 1000 B.C. They research various characteristics of each civilization and determine the most significant political, economic and social contributions from each of the civilizations.
Students participate in jigsaw learning activity in order to cover a large amount of information about the technological advances and writing systems of ancient civilizations. Working in small groups, they research an assigned topic to become experts and they share they information with their classmates.
For this Pakistan and Bangladesh reading guide, students use a graphic organizer and answer several questions based on their reading to illustrate their understanding of the culture, economics, and life of Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Students make connections between nonviolent ideals and art. In this visual arts lesson, 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 world history activity, students 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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