• Reading --> The Geography and Climate of the Indian Subcontinent.
  • TB --> pp. 73-76.                   
  • OH transparencies on India's geographic/climatic features.
  • Slides of early Indus River civilizations.

 

  • To analyze the reasons why India's three great river systems are so important to the development of Indian culture.
  • To explain why the Ganges River can be referred to as "Mother Ganges [Mama Ganga]".
  • To explain the influence of the monsoons on South Asia and why they were called India's "breath of life."
  • To be able to list the ways in which the Himalayas have influenced India's climate and history.
  • To be able to describe the natural barriers WITHIN the Indian subcontinent and show how they affected the development of early Indian civilizations.
  • To analyze the characteristics of the early Indus River civilizations and explain the eventual reasons for their decline.
  • To understand the origin of the term "Aryan" and how it has been misused in the 20c.
  • To understand how the Aryans were different from the peoples of the earlier Indus river cultures.
  • To cite examples of how the early Indo-Aryan culture, although distinct in many ways, absorbed from elements of the Indus valley civilization.

 

  subcontinent   Ganga Mata   monsoons   kush   ghat
  Harappa   Mohenjo-Daro   Aryans   Dravidians  Indo-Europeans

 

  Be able to find and identify the following on a map of South Asia:
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Afghanistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • China
  • Iran
  • Burma
  • Himalaya Mountains
  • Khyber Pass
  • Hindu Kush
  • Karakoran Mountains
  • Vindhya Mountains
  • Eastern Ghats
  • Western Ghats
  • Indus River
  • Ganges River
  • Brahmaputra River
  • Thar Desert
  • Deccan Plateau
  • Tibetan Plateau
  • Indian Ocean
  • Arabian Sea
  • Bay of Bengal
  • Malabar Plain
  • Coromandel Plain
  • Punjab
  • Kashmir
  • New Delhi
  • Madras
  • Benares
  • Calcutta
  • Bombay
  • Dacca
  • Lahore
  • Colombo
  • Kathmandu
  • Bangalore
  • Mohenjo-Daro
  • Harappa

 

    

Multiple Choice


   

        
     

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