Earliest Civilisations: The Indus Valley

Block E - Farming

Find out about this fascinating early civilisation based in the Indus Valley and place it on a world timeline. Be amazed as you learn how this civilisation functioned and its cities grew and flourished. Discover day to day life, investigate the evidence we have for this civilisation and speculate why the civilisation ended.

Discover the daily tasks of the Indus Valley farmers, the crops that were grown and the animals that were raised; act out the activities that they might have undertaken. Look at the evidence we have for Indus Valley farming.

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01: Farmers

Discover the daily tasks of Indus Valley farmers, the crops that were grown and the animals that were raised; act out activities that Indus Valley farmers might undertake.

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02: Buffalo, bullock and oxen carts

Design and make a wooden cart in the Indus Valley civilisation style; make storage pots and animals to complete the cart.

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03: Evidence

Find out about the importance of ‘rubbish’ to archaeologists; investigate some ‘rubbish’ thrown away by a family today.