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Indus River Valley Civilization The Indus River Valley Civilization RELIGION Social Order Written Language Architecture Government Trade System Raise your hand if you can list one of the natural barriers that separate India from the rest of Asia??

How do those barriers protect India? Civilization developed in the Indus Valley much like it did in Sumer and Egypt. Thousands of years ago, nomads moved into
the valley. The rich soil and plentiful supply of water made the valley a good place to live. The nomads settled into villages and began to plant crops, such as wheat and barley. Civilization began in India
around 2500 B.C., about 1000
years after the start of
civilization in Sumer. City streets were wide,
straight, and paved

Streets were built on a
grid system Cities built out of mud bricks Sewer system connected to each house by drainage pipes. The carefully planned Indus Valley cities included
citadels. A citadel is a group of public buildings enclosed by a brick wall. We are about to write
in the architecture
section of the graphic
organizers. How did the Indus Valley people build
their cities?

How is the architecture of the Indus valley
different from the architecture of civilizations
we have already studied? Now we are going to take notes in the
Government section of your graphic
organizer Well organized government used to maintain cities

Much of life was governed by religion and caste system Now we are going to take notes in the
Trade System section of your graphic organizer Traded with small towns along the Indus River
Traded with the Sumerians using the rivers Used a Bullock cart to transport goods to towns on land Now we are going to take notes in the Writing System section of your
graphic organizer The Harappan
writing system
has not been
deciphered yet About 1500 B.C. people from a far off land conquered the land around the Indus River. These people were called Aryans. The Aryans were good fighters...they conquered much of India. They made many Indians work as their slaves. Aryans brought Sanskrit By 700B.C., Aryans were living in cities
and had created a written
language Now we are going to take
notes in the Social Order section
of your graphic organizer The Aryans created a system
of social classes known as
the caste system. Under the caste system, Aryans divided people into castes, or groups, according to their occupation. Had to stay in caste of parents

Each caste had special work and duties

Followed strict social rules Now we are going to take
notes in the Religion section
of your graphic organizer Religious beliefs were Polytheistic HINDUISM BUDDHISM Indus River Valley Civilization summary...
You need to learn the 6 components of Ancient Indian Civilization:
writing system
social order
trade system
architecture ...THE END How is the social order of the Indus River Valley Civilization different from the social order of a civilization that we have already studied?

How is the social order similar to one already studied? Someone PLEASE raise your hand if you know what polytheistic means How are Buddhism and Hinduism different? How are they alike?
How did religion influence the caste system?
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