Indus Valley Civilisation

Today we begin our exploration of the ancient Indian civilisations … that’s right, two for the price of one!

First up : Indus Valley Civilisation:

Under the heading “Crash Course: The Indus Valley Civilization”, please answer the following questions in full sentences.


1/ According to John Green, what prejudice exists in the word ‘civilisation’?

2/ What are the 4 symptoms of civilisations, according to John Green?

3/ What main advantage do river civilisations have?

4/ Using Crash Course and p. 28-287, describe the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro (4 – 5 sentences).

5/ Who did the Indus Valley trade with? What did they trade?

6/ What three theories describe the demise of the Indus Valley civilization?

7/ What very important concept beginning with  the letter ‘C’ does John Green use to compare the human need for civilization … with being a good friend?


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  1. 1=the mungles anyone else uncivilised
    2=surplus/food production_religion_writing_goverment
    3=fresh water and silt
    4=multi story and perpendicular streets
    5=mesepatania bronze cotton cloth
    6=conquest _enviromental disaster_earthquake

  2. Everyone that is not civilised.
    Food,government,religion and writing.
    The water makes black silt and that helps with farming.
    Multi storie houses made out of bricks.
    They traded with mesepatainia and they traded cotton and cloth.
    It could have been war, enviromental disaster or an earthquake.
    It was companionship/ collaboration he said both.

  3. 1. predjidice was against nomadic people.
    2. Symptoms: Surplus production, writing, shared values, contralised government, social stratiphacation.
    3. Good for farming, food, transportation, swimming.
    4. The city’s were built around the river. They must of had good government because the city’s were well planned. The city’s had sewerage and drainage systems. The buildings were designed to let cool air come through.
    5. They traded with the Mesopitainian. Trading cotton cloth and bronze.
    6. Earthquakes- destroyed the river system and irrigation.
    They destroyed their environment
    They got invaded
    7. Collaboration or Companionship

  4. Everyone that isn’t civilised
    Writing, religion, food and government
    The water is a good drinking source and makes black silt
    Multi story houses
    They used mesetapainia and traded cotton, bronze and cloth
    War, enviromental disaster or earthquake

  5. Anyone but the Mongolians
    Farming,trade,government, writing
    Water and silt
    Multi story brick houses.
    They traded cotton and cloth with Mesopotamia
    The three theories are conquest, environmental destruction, earthquake
    He used the word companionship

  6. -Everyone that isn’t civilised.
    – Government, religion, writing and food.
    – The water is a good drinking source and it also produces black silt.
    – Multi story brick houses.
    – They traded cotton and cloth with Mesopotamia.
    – War, environmental disaster or earthquake.
    – He used the word companionship and collaboration.

  7. 1 anyone that is not civilised .
    2 food production,writing, religion and government .
    3 flooding so they have water and silt.
    4 multi story houses made out of brick .
    5 Mesopotamia and they traded cloth and bronze.
    6 earth quakes, environmental destruction and conquest.
    7 he said companionship.

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