Teacher Guide for an "Inquiry Leading to Understanding" Project

Water and Ancient India

By Sharon Thomas
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"Why did the people of Ancient India settle where they did?"

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Explorations Into Ancient India

Instructional Time: 2 hours a day for 2 days each week for 3 weeks.

Students should search various websites using the web link "Ancient India Library". Some websites can be previously bookmarked by teacher on classroom computers, and studetns can also find some sites on their own.
We will plan at least two walking field trips to the library during this month for students to explore other resources available to them.
Last, but not least, Oakland Unified Schools has an adopted textbook for Ancient World explorations.
All information collected by students will be stored in a folder/journal created just for Ancient Civilizations.

California Content Standards
History and Social Science
Grade Six. World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
HSS.6.5. Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of India.
HSS.6.5.1. Locate and describe the major river system and discuss the physical setting that sup-ported the rise of this civilization.

1.Ancient India LibraryWeb SiteHardware:

Method of Checking for Understanding:
Observations, Student Work, Written Reflection, Rubric/Checklist