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					BY: Ara’Neshia Haynes
Mrs. Lee

  Geography, Location, Climate

 Himalayan mountains stretch across the
  north of Asia.
 Arabian sea is to the west of India.
 It is wet and sunny most of the monsoon.
 The gorgeous Bay of Bengal is to the east of
 The Himalayan mountains is snowy year
  round and is the biggest mountain range in
  the world.
  Daily life/ family structure

 The women made the jewelry for their
 Men who were farmers planted food for
  trade and family.
 Mostly women and men did arts and
 Children made up game so they could
  play them year round.
 If you were old enough to go to school
  you had to live at school.
  Roles of men & women in society

 Men farmed and raised live stock.
 Women to care of the children, cooked
  and cleaned.
 In each tribe a man was the leader.
 Men loved to gamble when they were
  not fighting or working.
 Men were the only people who could
  rule a thrown.
   Social structure/ Government /Laws

 Strict division of classes.
 Chandragupta's rules were harsh.
 In the sacrifices they were not allowed to use
 Indus priest were somewhat in charge of the
 There had to be a hospital in each kingdom.
  Religion/ Gods

 Have a god for each season
 Hinduism is one of the worlds major believes
 A place called the Great Bath is where priest
  went to cleanse their souls
 Out of all the believes there are four major
 Hinduism is one of the longest worshiped
                  Education/ Homes

 Each home had its own private well
 Homes were built 1-2 stories high
 The houses had no windows
 Clay pipes led from the bathroom to sewers
  located under streets
 Villages were scattered throughout the country
  Language/ Communication/ Writing

 Brahmiand and Khurosth are 2 types of writing
 First script made in Indus Valley in 2600 B.C.
 Brahmiand and Khurosth developed official and
  local languages
 Epics, inscriptions, and administrative
  documents made by scribes
 Scripts helped us learn about mythology, history
  and beliefs of ancient India
  Wars/ Alliances, Enemies, Allies

 Turkish warlord, Muhammad beat the Raj put
  king of Delhi
 Rode elephants in the war
 Mongol's prince took advantage of Delhi
 The Delhi people had 100-1,000 elephants
 The Mongols didn’t have elephants but they
  were better fighters and had cannons
  Weapons/ Warfare

 Used shields, axes, swords, and spiked maces
 With hand -to –hand combat they used knuckle-
 Made beautiful but lethal weapons
 Wore helmets with nasal bars to protect their
 Helmets had chains dangling down to protect
  their neck and shoulders
   Economy/ Trade with other cities or countries

 Depended most on traded goods
 Traded over a vast amount of land
 Trade between different cities and villages were vital
 Were not limited to trading within their own village
 Could trade whenever they wanted to
   Foods/Crops and other goods

 Were very good farmers
 Barley, wheat, peas, melon, and dates
 Raised cotton, sheep, pigs, zebus, and water buffalo
 Caught fish in the river
 Every town had a large central storage building for grain
  for the winter
   Technology/ Artistry/ Craftsmanship

 Made bronze and silver bowls
 Craftsmen worked with iron and copper
 They believed earth was a sphere
 First to believe earth rotated around the sun
 Figured out a solar year had 365.358 days
   Culture/ Clothing/ Art

 Women and men wore colorful robes
 Women wore jewelry of gold and precious stone, they
  even wore lipstick
 Wore gold bracelets all the times
 Women wore a red dot on their forehead
 People made small statue female gods

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