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Any ideas for teaching about Ancient India? I am looking for projects or activities to enhance the content. Any help would be appreciated!


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One year we did posters where students in partners chose to do either a diorama or poster of a Hindu god or caste. I don't have the directions anymore but they were fairly standard - 18 x 24" - tag board or construction paper or adult sized shoe box; writing large enough to be read a few feet away, but not huge; color and illustrations required; work cited line along the bottom edge of the poster or back of the shoe box; some 3D allowed, but not overdone, etc.

They chose from a prepared list and I limited the number of groups per topic and accepted alternate topics, approved by me. One group did a report on partition (this was a GATE class) and another on Sikhs (hope I spelled that correctly). Both were ideas that came from parents, as I recall, but they were done quite well.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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ancient India when we get back. I thought I would have them makie a travel brochure. Havent yet come up with the particulars yet.

Try www.pppst.com (Pete's Powerpoint Station) There are lots and lots of ideas on all sorts of topics.
Mr.Dowling.com has a lesson with questions and a test, also try Mr.Donn.com
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Travel brochure directions
Old 12-28-2010, 05:17 AM
 
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The travel brochure reminded me that I've done something similar for Mesopotamia in the past. I attached the directions for Mesopotamia, but you could easily change the requirements for India.
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File Type: doc Welcome to Ancient Travelers Vacation Outlet.doc (38.0 KB, 140 views)

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Mohenjo-Daro mapping project
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The first year I taught Ancient India I had the kids do a scale-map of Mohenjo-Daro. I gave them a handout with a basic description, and then, using the details in the the handout, they had to create a map of what the city might have looked like. They had to include the citadel, the grainery, bathhouses, the walls had to be placed correctly based on the descriptions, etc...it was really an exercise in following directions and paying attention to the details int he reading, but they did learn a lot about life in the ancient city as they worked. I think I gave them 2 days, working with partners/small-groups. I seem to have misplaced the rubric but I've attached the reading that I have them.


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