Ancient IndiaWhile studying India we will first focus on the geography of India. Students will study various physical features and analyze how these features have impacted growth of civilizations, culture of people, and connections with surrounding land. Groups will conduct research of the Indus River Valley and present their findings through PicCollage to the whole class. Next, students will read about ancient empires that have risen and fallen in India's history. We will connect religious information into this unit as we study how Hinduism and Buddhism have shaped social structure within India. The Caste System of India determined how people would live and what job they would do throughout their life. It would also be a part of each individuals reincarnation path. We will finish the unit by evaluating key individuals throughout world history that have had a impact on nonviolence. Students will be use secondary sources to research these important individuals.

Unit 10 Vocabulary

India Word Search


Geography of India







Intro to the Indus River Valley PPT


Indus River Valley Empires

Indus River Valley Timeline


Indus River Valley Research



BBC Indus River Valley Research

India Caste System

Rags to Riches Video


Life in Ancient India






Life in India Graphic Organizer