In this 5 page packet, students label a map of the Indian subcontinent, complete a guided reading with graphic organizer, watch a 3 minute Discovery video clip, analyze images, and answer analytical summative writing questions in order to determine the way geography has impacted the development of the Indian subcontinent.
Students learn the locations of modern countries in the area as well as the placement and significance of physical features such as the Ganges and Indus Rivers, Himalayas and Hindu Kush mountains, and the Thar Desert and Deccan Plateau, as well as the importance of the monsoon winds. They finish by doing analytical writing exploring the effect of the geographic isolation and diversity of the Indian subcontinent on the development of South Asian culture.
A thorough teacher answer key is included with this product. This packet can be used as a complete, Common Core aligned lesson plan in class, given for homework, or as a sub plan. It provides ideal preparation for AP World History or Global Regents exams.
This introduction to Ancient India leads right into my fun "archaeological dig" lesson plan teaching students about "The Indus River Valley Civilization: Mohenjo Daro and Harappa"
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