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Online Fieldtrip: Ancient India Part I

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1. Name the capital of India and three countries that border India.
http://geography.about.com/science/geography/library/cia/blcindia.htm

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2. How did the Indus Valley civilization transport its goods such as wheat and barley?

3. Name an architectural achievement of the Indus Valley civilization.
http://www.allabouthistory.org/indus-valley.htm

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4. Approximately what percentage of the people in India practice Hinduism?
http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-intro-index.htm

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5. From what river is the word 'Hindu' derived?

6. Approximately how old is the religion of Hinduism?
http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/extra/bl-intro-origin.htm

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7. Why do people travel to the Ganges river? Give three reasons.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/ganges-200711.html

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8. List the four major castes and tell who belonged to them.
http://www.friesian.com/caste.htm

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9. What are the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism?
http://www.hindunet.org/buddhist_info/

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10. Under the Mauryan Age, who founded the Mauryan empire?
http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/maps/a/mauryanmaps.htm

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11. What religion did Asoka embrace after uniting India under one rule?
http://www.bartleby.com/65/as/Asoka.html

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