What is a subcontinent?
a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
Is India a subcontinent?
What is the highest mountain range in the world?
What is to the North of India?
What is to the West of India?
Where was India's 1st civilization?
What caused the land to be fertile in Pakistan?
Indus flooded when the mountain snow melted.
Where did the Harappans settle?
The Indus River Valley
What made the Harappans grow?
irrigation and agriculture
Describe the climate.
hot and humid
What is a monsoon?
seasonal wind patterns that causes wet and dry seasons
How many inches of rain does India receive in the summer due to monsoons?
100 or 200 inches of rain
What are winters like in India?
Who was the Harappan civilization named after?
The Harappa and the Mojenho Daro had what type of wells?
What do you think the public wells were used for?
What is a citadel?
What did Harappan houses have?
bathrooms and indoor plumbing
Have we deciphered Harappan writing?
Why don't we know how Harappan civilization ended?
There is no written record.
What are Vedas?
Did the Aryans build big cities?
What is raja?
a leader who ruled a village and the land around it
Did all the rajas get along?
What happened when the rajas did not get along?
They went to war against each other.
Why did the Arayans memorize their poems and hymns?
They could not read or write so they memorized.
What is Sanskrit?
The most important language of ancient India.
Is Sanskrit spoken today in India?