Some great civilizaions have endured through countless generations. Some have survived invasions, disasters, disease, and corruption. These great civilizations have shaped the world as we know it. Then there are some civilizations who have come and gone in the blink of an eye. Many of these fleeting cultures have not left a legacy on the world. One that has is the Indus River Valley. The Harappan civilization that developed along the Indus River left a lasting legacy full of advancements on science and city building. There is much still to learn about them as historians do not have much to work with. Disasters and invasions cut this once great civilization short and left little behind for archaeologists to discover. What they have found, however, is evidence of an advanced and organized group of people who built a strong culture and many new ideas. This is what you will find out on your WebQuest journey! You will take on several roles as you navigate through history to find the answer to how the Indus River Valley was so influential in such a short time.
Your task is to journey through time to ancient India. Through links provided you will discover information about why the people of the Indus River Valley were so influential to the world. You will use your findings to create a powerpoint presentation showing how these ancient people contributed to the modern world that we live in. Be creative!
Maps of the Indus Valley
Geography of the Indus Valley
Geography and climate description
Distance between cities
Daily life story
Early Harappan religions
Decline of the Harappans
Farming in early India
City planning in the Indus Valley
Stone seals of the Indus Valley
|Role||Did no research at all||Answered one question with little detail||Answered two questions with little detail||Answered two questions in detail||Answered all questions with some detail||Answered all questions in detail|
|Collaboration||Did not work with group at all, caused problems in group||Caused problems in group, did little work||Completed own work, did not work with group||Worked with group, partial completion of own work||Worked with group some, completed own work||Worked with group, completed own work, helped in all parts|
|Resources||Did not use any web resources||Used one resource with little evidence of detail||Used two resources with little detail||Used two resourced in detail||Used all web resources with little detail||Used all web resources in detail|
|Project||No slides included on Power Point||Slides are incomplete or incorrect, no pictures||Slides are incomplete or incorrect, with pictures||Slides are incomplete but correct, with pictures||Slides are complete and correct, no pictures||Slides are complete and correct, with pictures|
|Presentation||Did not present any information||Presented incomplete or incorrect information||Presented incomplete information by reading notes or Power Point||Presented complete information by reading notes or Power Point||Presented incomplete information without reading notes or Power Point||Presented complete information without reading notes or Power Point|
Congratulations! You have successfully traveled through history to discover the ancient people of the Indus Valley. You should have all of the information you need to explain how the Harappans were so influential in such a short amount of time.
For 2 bonus points on this WebQuest...write a one paragraph summary explaining just that...in your own words, how were the Indus Valley people so influential to the world in such a short period of time?