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1. Slide
60 seconds
2. Poll
60 seconds
What do you think is the most interesting thing about Ancient India?
  • The architecture
  • The religions
  • The inventions
  • The philosophy
3. Slide
60 seconds
The land of India is a subcontinent of Asia. Many geographers call this part of Asia the Indian subcontinent since mountain ranges separate much of India from the rest of the continent. The Indian subcontinent is a large, triangular landmass that sticks out from the southern part of Asia.
Indian Geography
4. Slide
60 seconds
Early Settlements
5. Word cloud
120 seconds
Name one of the earliest civilizations in Ancient India?
6. Slide
60 seconds
This river runs through the steep Himalayas, the mountains along the northern border of India Every summer, this part of the river receives added water from heavy monsoon rains. As the river recedes, the rich minerals that have been carried down from the Himalayas remain in the soil of the valley. Eventually, the Brahmaputra River joins another river, the Ganges (GAN-jeez), on the plains. The land where the two rivers meet is very fertile.
Brahmaputra River
7. Poll
20 seconds
What is the name of the river that runs through the Himalayas and joins with the Ganges River?
  • Brahmaputra
  • Nile
  • Amazon
8. Slide
60 seconds
The Deccan (DEH-kuhn) Plateau is a triangle-shaped area that lies between two mountain ranges in southern India. The Deccan Plateau has several kinds of land. In the flatter parts, large granite rocks formed by volcanoes cover the land. These rocks are among the world's oldest, dating back more than 60 million years. The hillier parts of the plateau have thin forests and low, scrubby bushes. The plateau is fairly dry. There are a few rivers, but the monsoon rains provide most of the water. The soil on the plateau is black, yellow, or red. The black soil is rich in iron and good for growing cotton, but the yellow and red soils lack key minerals, making it harder for farmers to grow plants in those areas.
Deccan Plateau
9. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw a picture of what you think the Deccan Plateau looks like.
10. Slide
60 seconds
Deccan Plateau
11. Slide
60 seconds
The Eastern and Western Ghats (gahts) are long mountain chains near the coasts of India. The Eastern Ghats extend along India's east coast. The Western Ghats extend along the west coast. When seen from above, these two mountain ranges form a large “V” around the Deccan Plateau. The Western Ghats are higher than the Eastern Ghats. This mountain range has steep slopes; narrow valleys; thick, hardwood forests; and extremely heavy rains. The wet climate encourages the growth of tropical plants. The Eastern Ghats are not as wet as the Western Ghats. Several rivers flow through these green mountains, which are dotted with hardwood trees.
Eastern and Western Ghats
12. Slide
60 seconds
Eastern and Western Ghats
13. Open question
210 seconds
What is the significance of the Eastern and Western Ghats?
14. Slide
60 seconds
They provide a home to many different species of plants and animals They play an important role in the country's climate. The Western Ghats are also a major source of water for the people living in southern India.
What is the significance of the Eastern and Western Ghats?
15. Slide
60 seconds
The Ganges River flows across most of northern India. Starting in the Himalaya Mountains, the river makes its way south through ice, rocks, and magnificent mountains and valleys. The river carries silt from the Himalayas to the northern plains. As the river passes through the plains, it leaves the rich sediment behind. As a result, the northern plains contain some of the most fertile farmland in the world. Melted ice carried down from the Himalayas provides the Ganges River plains with a good supply of water. During the rainy season, the river can flood and destroy crops planted along its banks.
The Ganges River
16. Open question
210 seconds
How does the Ganges River help to create fertile soil?
17. Slide
60 seconds
The Himalaya Mountains are located along India's northern border. This mountain range is the highest in the world and forms a natural border between the Indian subcontinent and much of Asia. Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, is part of the Himalayas, and reaches about five and a half miles into the sky. The Himalayas live up to their name, which means “home of snows,” as the highest peaks are always covered in snow and ice. Fierce storms can dump several feet of snow on the area at one time. Water from glaciers in the Himalaya Mountains feeds northern India's major rivers. Underneath the Himalaya Mountains, Earth is always moving. This constant movement causes Mount Everest to rise slightly every year. It also makes earthquakes and landslides common in the area.
The Himalaya Mountains
18. Poll
20 seconds
What is the world's tallest mountain?
  • Mt. Rushmore
  • Mt. Everest
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Mt. Vesuvius
19. Drawings
450 seconds
Draw a picture of yourself climbing Mt. Everest!
20. Slide
60 seconds
The Hindu Kush mountains form a rugged barrier between the Indus (IN-duhs) River valley and Afghanistan. Although not as tall as the Himalayas, this mountain range is still one of the highest in the world with some of its peaks rising almost five miles high. The Khyber (KIE-ber) Pass forms a gap about 30 miles long in the mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. The pass connects central Asia to the Indian subcontinent. For thousands of years, traders used the pass to enter the Indus River valley.
The Hindu Kush Mountains
21. Slide
60 seconds
The Indus River begins in the Himalaya Mountains. It gets most of its water from snow melting in the Hindu Kush mountains and the Himalayas. This runoff of melting snow and ice from the mountains changes the river's water levels throughout the year. Eventually, the river flows through present-day Pakistan and empties into the Arabian Sea. The Indus River valley contains some of the best farmland in the world. Like the Ganges River, the Indus River carries silt from the mountains to the plains, leaving the surrounding soil rich and fertile. The Indus River is sometimes compared to Egypt's Nile River because, like the Nile, the Indus is an important source of water for the farmland that lies along its banks.
The Indus River
22. Word cloud
60 seconds
What is the significance of the Indus River Valley?
23. Slide
60 seconds
The Indus river valley civilization was considered as one of the most important sources The Indus River provided water for the cultivation and trading of goods internationally. “Indus river valley civilization” is one of the most ancient and primitive civilizations in Indian history.
What is the significance of the Indus River Valley?
24. Slide
60 seconds
The massive Thar (tahr) Desert in northern India is mostly sand and stone. Huge, rolling sand dunes stretch for hundreds of miles. Littered with rocks, the landscape has very little plant life except for grass and low, hardy shrubs. Most of the time, the heat is unbearable. Water is a very precious resource in the desert. Rain is rare, although the monsoons may occasionally bring a brief storm. The dry conditions make dust storms common. Many animals and birds make their home in the desert. In fact, there are more than forty-five kinds of lizards and snakes. Camels are perfect for the dry climate of the desert because they can go for very long periods without drinking water.
Thar Desert
25. Slide
60 seconds
26. Slide
60 seconds
In ancient India, a variety of religions were practiced such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Cities were known for their grand architecture, including the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. In ancient India, trade and the economy were important aspects of everyday life.
Exploring Ancient India
27. Slide
60 seconds
Hinduism: The oldest religion of India, based on a collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views centered around the concept of Brahman (the ultimate reality) Caste System: An ancient form of social stratification in Indian society, based on the Varna system, which defines people based on their occupations and social status Indus Valley Civilization: An ancient civilization that developed along the Indus River Valley in the Indian subcontinent, between 2600 and 1900 BCE
Concepts:
28. Slide
60 seconds
The game of chess originated in ancient India, where it was known as 'Chaturanga' and it featured the four divisions of the Indian military of that era: infantry, cavalry, elephants, and chariotry. Ancient India was the birthplace of the practice of Ayurveda, a form of traditional medicine that is still used today. The Indian number system, which has been in use since at least the 5th century BCE, was the first to use the number zero.
Did you know?
29. Open question
300 seconds
What geographical features impacted the lives of Ancient Indians?
30. Open question
300 seconds
How did Ancient Indian culture influence the development of modern day India?
31. Open question
300 seconds
What similarities do you see between Ancient Indian leaders and modern day leaders?
32. Open question
300 seconds
What have you learned about Ancient Indian geography and culture?

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