The focus of this activity is for students to practice summarizing and paraphrasing information using research skills.
For this activity, students gather information on three aspects of Ancient India, the Indus River Valley Civilization, Hinduism, and Buddhism. For this activity, I used my personal website for students to use to guide their research, but you don't need to use that if you do not want to as I have included the websites as a file along with QR codes. Also, you can just have students scan the QR codes on the actual display.
Overall, this was a great activity for students to not only learn about ancient India at home, but also practice key skills of research, quoting, summarizing, and citing.
Common Core Standards:
RH. 6-8.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary or secondary sources
RH. 6-8.2: Determine the central ideas or information of a primary source or secondary source