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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Analyze Findings

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Analyze FIndings

Instructional Time: 4 hours

Students will go back to original question to answer it with their research.

Students will also organize their findings in a chart labeled: relevant/irrelevant. Then they use the relevant information to answer the essential question.

Students will then use handout on citing sources and start to build a bibliography.

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.
HSS.6.5.4. Outline the social structure of the caste system.
HSS.6.5.6. Describe the growth of the Maurya empire and the political and moral achievements of the emperor Asoka.

Method of Checking for Understanding:
Student Work