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  • Adventure Begins
  • Hi there, I'm Landry! Let's begin our tour!
  • Physical Geography
  • Here is the Indus river valley! 
  • What do you see?
  • Wow, look how cool! This city is based on a grid pattern.
  • Hi my name is Landry and I'll be your tour guide today. My job is to show you around cool places and give you important facts about the history and culture. Let's go back to 967 B.C.
  • Culture
  • Brahmins "Priests"
  • The geography of this civilization includes mountains, deserts, and rivers. The Himalayan mountains serve as a natural barrier from invaders and are the tallest mountains in the world. To the west of the mountains is a vast desert. The Indus river is also an important physical feature here because it provides the people with fertile soil and drinking water. 
  • Major Religion
  • What level of the caste system would you ant to belong to?
  • Karma is very important to the Hindu religion. Sending good karma to all of you!
  • One important structure of the civilization is the city of Mohenjo-Daro. It features flat-top roofs which is where entrances to homes are found. Ladders allow people to climb down into their homes. This particular city was built around 2600 B.C. 
  • How did this civlization influence ours?
  • Thank goodness for indoor plumbing!! Can you guess what civilization we're in?
  • The caste system makes up a large part of this civilization's culture. It divides society into groups based on birth, wealth, or occupation. Within this culture women have many rights and are honored members of society. People within this civilization speak and write in sanskrit.
  • Kshatriyas "Warriors and Rulers"
  • Untouchables
  • Sudras "Unskilled Workers"
  • Vaisyas "Traders and Merchants"
  • The major religion of this civilization is Hinduism. It makes up a large portion of everyday life for people who live here. One of the basic beliefs of Hinduism is reincarnation which is a cycle of rebirth.
  • One major influence of this civilization is indoor plumbing, something we absolutely still use today. This civilization also gave us the "O" and the science behind inoculation, or injecting a person with a small dose of a virus to build up their immunity.
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