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Transcript of India
By: Jenna and Annie.
The Taj Mahal!
Almost half of the adults work as farmers in India.
They grow many things such as, rice, tea, peanuts, wheat, rubber, and tabacco.
The other adults work in tech.
In tech they mean, computers and software.
India's engineers are in high demand around the world.
Large numbers of people are employed in textiles, chemicals, food processing, and steel.
India also has many diamonds, oil, and natural gas.
Their money is called rupees.
Prime Ministers of India
Parliamentary system of government
The prime minister is the head
The Prime minister is appointed by the president
The president can dismiss a prime minister who loses support of a majority in the Lok Sabha.
The Lok Sabha is the house of the people
The president can then dissolve the Lak Sabha and make a new election.
Manmohan Singh is the 13th and current Prime Minister of India.
He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term, and the first Sikh to hold the office
Being Married In India
In a typical Indian household there are three generations living together.
Upon marriage, a woman leaves her parents' home and shares her husband home with his relative
Parents usually arrange the marriage but the couple can deny.
Marriages for love does not occur often.
Many people think of marriage as the connection between to families instead of just two people.
If one person does something, your whole entire family is probably involved.
But, this can also create a close knit relationship between families.
The Indus Valley Civilization
The Indus Valley Civilization developed out of farming and herding communities around 7000 B.C.
It began to flourish around 4,600 years ago and it was centered in the vast river plains of what are now Pakistan and northwestern India.
It is named after the Pakistani town of Harrapa, where archaeologists first discovered evidence of the culture.
The heart of the civilization was on the vast food plain of the Indus and Hakra rivers
In some places, people began laying out carefully walled cities.
By 2,600 B.C. larger cities had developed.
By: Jenna Barcello and Annie Tamallanca
Teacher: Mrs. Rose
The Himalayas is a mountain joined with many other mountains in Asia.
It is a barrier that separates northern India and the plateau in Tibet.
The mountains expand 1,500 mile curve across of southern Asia.
The mountains are about 1,000 feet above sea level.
One of the many peaks in The Himalayas is Mount Kailas.
Some mountains that The Himalayas are connected to are Hindu Kush, Pamir, and Karakoram.
The Tibetans call it Kang Rimpoche (the Precious Jewel of Snows)
Pilgrims from central and southern Asia visit the mountain
The Taj Mahal is one of the 7 Wonders.
It was built for Mumtaz Mahal's wife, Shah Jahan.
Mumtaz ordered it to be built once Shah passed in 1629.
About 20,000 workers built it in the time of 1630-1650.
At each corner of the platform stands a slender minaret (prayer tower)
Each tower is about 133 feet (40.5 meters) high.
Each tower is 133 feet and the Taj Mahal is 186 feet squared.
A turkish architect designed the Taj Mahal.
It is covered in white marble.
Here is a video on the Taj Mahal
A video on the Indus Valley Civilization