Tuesday, December 17, 2013

India Newspaper Articles

Ancient India Review in Google Drive
1. Create a document about ancient India by explaining/describing the items from the list below. For your article, write about what's important about it and information about it. Use your India Work Packet to help you with the information.  LENGTH: Half a page or whenever the instructor says to "share."

2. Share your document with your partner for peer review and for them to add to it. Make comments on the article for them to look at. (Detailed instruction in class) 

Topics to cover in your document:

Changes made in Mohenjo-Daro
Geography physical features you would see
Who are the Aryans?
Who Asoka is and how he made a difference
Explain Hinduism

Partner List

A Few Ancient India Review Games

Your ancient India in-class, open note, activity will focus on: geography of India, Aryans, Hinduism, early civilizations, Mauryan Empire, and Persian empire. Use the link below to access some review games.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Some help for your India Mastery Packet

Last week we started our India Mastery Packet through Google Drive. Right now, we are in the thick of it. I want to offer you some help as we reach the mid-way point in this project. 
So here you go:
Some tasks are harder than others. Maybe you should focus on the hard tasks first and get them done with. Some tasks take longer than others, so focus on those tasks and work on them a little bit each day perhaps. When you take the Hinduism Vs. Buddhism quiz, make sure you use the power point AND actually read through it. All the help you need is located within that power point. You just need to use it. Don't expect to take the quiz in 5 minutes. It takes some time. Having trouble with the plate tectonics sections? Well, for the last part, the picture shows you three types of movements. Those movements cause earthquakes, bodies of water, and mountains, but which is which? And finally, some help on the ABC's of India. Like I have mentioned, it doesn't have to be an ancient India word, it can be a regular word that we use all the time, but you just have to connect it to India somehow. Read the passage below to get some help on some of the more difficult letters...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Ancient Quest: I Build Mohenjo-Daro

Johnny Rawten is on the quest of a lifetime as he tries to navigate his way through the ancient world, completing tasks and staying alive. He discovered fire for the neanderthals, invented farming for the starving Mesopotamians, and mummified the Pharaoh Khufu. Now, he enters ancient India, a mysterious place where little is known. The people and city are in disarray. Can Johnny help them get organized and become more efficient? Will he even be able to figure out what his task is? Or will he miss it and get stuck in the ancient world forever? Time to join Johnny and see what this place is all about...

Read Online: "I Build Mohenjo-Daro"
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Friday, December 6, 2013

India Mastery Packet

Today, we launch our India Mastery Packet, which will take you through a variety of ancient India topics and activities. This India Mastery Packet will be completed through your Google Drive account. You can access your Google Drive account by clicking on the Google Drive Logo on the right side of this website. Your username and password is your email address and email password. This India Mastery Packet will be frozen at 11:59 pm on December 20th, 2013. With such a long time to work on this, I expect completion by all. Use time management and work on a little bit each day. Do NOT wait to the last minute to work on it because you will be frozen out! Read the directions carefully on the India Mastery Packet. Work at your own pace. Discovery India.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Ancient India Overview

Use this ancient India PowerPoint to help you see what is important in each topic.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Map of India

The Indian Subcontinent contains India, along with five other countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. In addition to these countries, we also labeled some physical features, such as: Indus river, Ganges river, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Deccan Plateau, Himalayan Mts, Mt. Everest, and the Ganges Plain. The goal was to make these maps look as nice as possible. Our best effort in hand-writing and coloring was needed to make this activity successful. Unlike the previous maps we did, we are going to have a contest to see who can make the nicest looking map. In each class, there will be a boy winner and a girl winner, so work hard!

Do you think your map has what it takes to win the contest and make it to Water for Sixth Grade? Stay tuned to see what maps win.