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Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

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The Indus River Valley Civilization: Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa The civilization of the Indus River at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa arose at about 2500 BCE and ended with apparent destruction about 1500 BCE. It is uncertain whether this civilization had its roots in Sumer or Sumer had its roots in this civilization. Apparently the Indus civillization was likely destroyed by the Indo-European migrants from Iran, the Aryans. Indus Valley Civilization - History for Kids One of the earliest urban civilizations in India and in fact, in the world, was the Indus Valley Civilization, also called the Harappan Culture. Urban Planning and Architecture About 5000 years ago, a group of nomads traveling from Sumeria (present-day Iran) entered North Western India, near present day Karachi. These nomads found a land so richly fertile by the banks of the river Indus that they settled there without hesitation.

The Story of India - For Teachers (Vedic Period, 15th – 5th Centuries BCE) Objectives Understand the foundation of Hinduism. Consider and examine the ancient texts that defined Hinduism. Develop an overarching understand of the complexity of Hinduism and its early development. Review the major deities in Hinduism and their individual roles in the spiritual lives of Hindus. Lesson Plans - From Boomtown to Ghost Town Grades 3-5 Overview: In order to fully understand the geographic concept of natural resource use, students should learn about the ways that resource extraction affects the physical and human landscape. In this lesson, they will discuss how a specific economic activity in a region can facilitate the creation of towns, which often turn into ghost towns if the economic activity ends.

Harappan Civilization Week 16: Indus Valley (Harappan) Civilization I. History of Rediscovery of the Indus Valley Civiliza- tion A. Indus Civilization collapsed before the composition of the hymns collected in the Rigveda, the oldest historical document of India (1200 B.C.). Ancient Mesopotamia Civilization - History Mysteries for Kids “You know, I thought that with the number of lessons you have given me, we would have covered the one that is coming in my test on Tuesday, but I guess not!” Rohan cribbed to his friend Sir Dig-a-Lot. “The history of India itself is vast, imagine that of the world. What is the subject of the test?” asked Sir Dig-a-Lot.

Where in the World? A Google Earth Puzzle - Alan Taylor - In Focus Looking at the world via Google Earth offers striking images of the diversity of our planet and the impact that humans have on it. Today's entry is a puzzle -- part 2 in a series (part 1 here), in which we challenge you to figure out where in the world each of the images below was taken. (Unlike part 1, we're making this one multiple choice.) Note that north is not always up in these pictures. Also, be assured that, apart from a bit of contrast, these images are unaltered; they are exactly what Google and its mapping partners provide. So have a look at the images below, make your guesses, and see your score at the end.

History and Politics, Indus Valley Indus Valley Civilization. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river. Excavations first conducted in 1921-22, in the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, both now in Pakistan, pointed to a highly complex civilization that first developed some 4,500-5,000 years ago, and subsequent archaeological and historical research has now furnished us with a more detailed picture of the Indus Valley Civilization and its inhabitants. The Indus Valley people were most likely Dravidians, who may have been pushed down into south India when the Aryans, with their more advanced military technology, commenced their migrations to India around 2,000 BCE. Some kind of centralized state, and certainly fairly extensive town planning, is suggested by the layout of the great cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro.

Ancient Egypt Civilization History for Kids with Sir Dig-a-lot “I want to learn about ancient Egypt today,” Rohan said. “It was one the greatest civilizations in history. The monuments and the pyramids continue to stand strong even after 4000 years. Egypt is considered a holy place for Christians as a good amount of the Old Testament happened in Egypt.”