Students delve into historical controversy and mystery in this complete structured lesson! Students learn about the Indo-Aryan migration into India, the disappearance of the Dravidian Indus River Valley civilization, and the beginning of the Indian "Vedic Age." Students take brief notes from a PowerPoint, conduct guided internet research to prepare for an in-class debate, and close the debate by discussing why the "Aryan Invasion" theory is so controversial today.
Includes a detailed lesson plan, corresponding PowerPoint, debate instructions and guided research handout, graphic organizer, and teacher answer key. Works as a two-day lesson, or assign internet research as homework for a one-day lesson.
You will be amazed at the advanced historical research and argumentation your students are capable of in this lesson - they love the challenge!
Works wonderfully as a follow-up to my fun "archaeological dig" lesson plan teaching students about, "The Indus River Valley Civilization: Mohenjo Daro and Harappa"
Leads right into my action-packed lesson "Hinduism in India: Origins, Beliefs, and Impact"
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