Hi, welcome to ancient India. This is my home. I can't wait to tell you about it. Lets go!
These are the Himalaya mountains. The tallest peak sits here at about 29,000 feet! These mountains help protect us from enemies and gives us a good water supply.
This here river is called the Indus river. This river helps us grow crops, get water, transportation, and a lot more!
This is Mojenjodaro's Great bath. It is 39 feet wide and 8 feet deep. We used it for rituals, bathing, and washing our clothes.
This used to be the sewer system. There used to be clay pipes all through out this place. Each pipe lead to a house to drain all their sewage. when the pipe got their sewage it went to a big area that flowed the sewage down into the Indus river.
Lets talk about Hinduism! Brahman is a supreme power or a divine force. Hindu's think Brahman to be all powerful. It was their god.
The Hindu social structure went by Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shundras. These were called varnas and each one had there on duties.
Lets talk about Buddhism! Prince Siddhartha was born about 563 B.C.E. Before he was born the queen had a dream that Siddhartha was either going to be a Prince who was a ruler or he could be the Buddha the enlightened one.
We have something called the Four Noble Truths. This means that all things change. The Buddha saw that even when one finds pleasure, it does not last forever, one suffers when it is lost.
Ashoka help out India by embracing Buddhism and support the values of love, piece, and nonviolence. He respected all living things. He gave up hunting and became a strict vegetarian. To maintain the peaceful place he eliminated wars and never fought another king for its land.