Harappan Civilization Theories Project for the Indus River Valley

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This is an awesome cooperative learning activity that has students thinking critically and analyzing several different theories about the ancient Harappan civilization along the Indus River Valley

Since most of the Harappan language has not yet been translated, many questions remain about this ancient civilization. Students are presented with five different theories about what happened to the Harappans. In groups, they analyze the key points of each one and assess their validity. Finally, students write about what they believe happened to the Harappans!

An editable Google Doc version of the activity is included as well!

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1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.


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