Indus Valley Exploration

Indus Valley Exploration Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet takes students back in time to one of the earliest urban civilizations in the world, the Indus Valley Civilization. It provides insights into the advanced urban planning of cities like Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro, emphasizing their highly structured societies and architectural innovations. The text details the Indus Valley peoples’ proficiency in trade and their unique system of writing, hinting at a civilization that was highly sophisticated and interconnected. Moreover, it piques curiosity about the civilization’s decline and the enduring mystery of what led to the abandonment of its great cities.

The aim of this worksheet is to educate students about the impressive achievements of the Indus Valley Civilization, including its urban design, craftsmanship, and social organization. It illustrates the role of the Indus people as pioneers in establishing complex trade networks and developing a form of writing that remains partially undeciphered. Through this learning resource, students are encouraged to consider how environmental changes can impact civilizations. The worksheet also connects past achievements to their lasting influence, showing how the legacies of ancient cultures like the Indus Valley continue to shape our world.