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Monday Mix-ins: Indus Valley Civilization

September 25th, 2017

Excavated ruins of Mohenjo Daro
{photo by Saqib Qayyum via Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0}

NOTE: Before we jump into today's post, we wanted to let you know about a fun, free, all-ages community event happening tonight: the 2017 9TH Annual Student Robotics Expo. Click here for all the info.

Today we have just a few links to share that will briefly take you back to the ancient civilization of the Indus Valley. Use these with the kids in your spare time if you choose, to enrich their studies in a fun way:


Crash Course (World History): The Indus Valley Civilization – This is indeed a fast-talking crash course, but has some great information on the Indus Valley civilization:


Indus Valley Civilization – Learn about the Indus Valley civilization and its way of life in this video made for kids:


Decline of the Harappan Culture – Another video about the Indus Valley civilization, and theories about how it may have perished:


Indus Valley Civilization : Harappa and Mohenjo Daro – a clip from a BBC documentary, The Story of India:


Drone View of Mohenjo Daro:


Computer Generated City of Mohenjo Daro:



Timeline – This colorful timeline shows where the Indus Valley civilization fits in, and might be a handy timeline to print and display at home.

Indus Valley for Kids – Here’s a website from BBC.

Indus Valley – This is a website from The British Museum where you can read a story about this ancient civilization, explore it, and take on a challenge.

Indus Trader Game – This is a game found on the above website.

A Walk Through Mohenjo Daro – Click on the first photo to start the slideshow.

A Walk Around Harappa – Here's another slideshow from the same site as above. You can find many more slideshows on their site here.

Professor Indus game – Click on “Professor Indus Game” in the Activities section to join the professor on his mission to find and explore the ancient city of Mohenjo Daro.

Indus Valley Civilization online word search

Build the Lost City of Mohenjo Daro – Here’s a craft activity.

Paper Dolls of Ancient Japan, China and India – The link to the pdf is at the end of the post.


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