Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ancient India: The Indus Valley Civilization

One of the few surviving artifacts depicting what people of the Indus Valley may have looked like.

 Today's Focus Question  How did people live in the first Indus Valley civilization?


The Indus Valley Civilization: Vocabulary Study  Today we will begin learning about the Indus Valley civilization of ancient India by studying some of the key vocabulary related to this remarkable civilization, using the document The Indus Valley Civilization - Cognitive Content Dictionary, which can be found in your Social Studies Google ClassroomWe will be using an excerpt from our Social Studies textbook, which has  also been placed in your Social Studies Google Classroom (and which you can find here), to help us understand the lesson's key words and concepts. Some images have also been posted below to help you conceptualize these new terms.

Young kids rely on their parents.
The organization of Indus Valley cities is clear evidence of central planning.
Food surpluses were stored in the granary
We import a lot of goods from China.
U.S. exports are being shipped to foreign nations. 
Buildings can collapse.
Civilizations can collapse too.

Homework  (1.) Complete the South Asia Map assignment, which is due Friday, February 24. (2.) Complete the assignment The Indus Valley Civilization - Cognitive Content Dictionary, which is also due Friday, February 24