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Ancient India Webquest

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You will complete the following steps.  The more thorough you are at each step the easier your final task will be.  Take time to really do the research and write down what you find.  It's better to write too much than too little!

1. Visit the following time line and map sites to get a general overview of Ancient India:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=ancienthistory&cdn=education&tm=51&gps=335_351_988_559&f=00&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&zu=http%3A//www.harappa.com/har/harmap3.html

http://www.timelines.info/history/continents_and_countries/middle_east_and_asia/asia/india/ancient_india/

http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/timeline/timeline.htm

http://web.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/hum210/tml/indiatml/indiatml1.htm

2. Visit the following sites and record on your data sheet what you find out about writing in Ancient India:

http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/writing/home_set.html

http://archaeology.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=archaeology&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.harappa.com%2Fscript%2Findex.html

3. Visit the following sites and record on your data sheet what you find out about the Indus Valley Civilization:

http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/indus/home_set.html

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/india/indus/geography.html

http://www.harappa.com/har/har0.html

4. Visit the following sites and record on your data sheet what you find out about Hinduism:

http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/hinduism/home_set.html

http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/ANCINDIA/ANCINDIA.HTM

5. Visit the following sites and record on your data sheet what you find out about Buddhism:

http://www.wsu.edu/~dee/ANCINDIA/ANCINDIA.HTM

http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/buddha/home_set.html

6. Visit the following sites and record on your data sheet what you find out about Art in Ancient India:

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/india/indus/arts.html

http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-history/ancient-india/ancient-art.html

7. You and your partner now look at your data sheet and decide which 3 Areas that you researched support the fact that Ancient India was an important civilization.  Circle them on your chart.

8. Begin writing your rough draft of your persuassive paper proving your point. 

-Write a 1 to 2 sentence Intoduction for your persuassive paper.  Be clear and strong with your wording.

-Your first body paragraph will be the sentence from your Fact column on your chart followed by the 3 Details, each made into a sentence, from your chart, followed by a concluding sentence.

-The second and third body paragraphs are created in the same way using the 2 other Areas you circled on your chart.

-Write a 1 to 2 sentence concusion and be sure to restate your opinion very stongly and very clearly.

9. Go back and edit and revise your rough draft.  Be sure to improve your sentence structure, check for spelling and grammar errors and punctuation errors. 

10. Produce your final copy of your persuassive essay to turn in with your data chart.  Be sure all of your work is work that you can be proud of

 

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