The enclosed video worksheet (Crash Course World History Worksheet 2: The Indus Valley Civilization) provides a guide to keep students focused and actively learning while watching the video. The narrator does an excellent job, but does talk rapidly in order to present large chunks of information in a short amount of time. With that in mind, it is recommended that if students view his video on an individual basis, they are encouraged to replay sections of the video to capture all the information required to complete the video worksheet. You may also wish to pause the video to allow them to completely answer a question.
The video also requires students to visit a different website to obtain basic information on the caste system which developed at a later time. John Green refers to the caste system in his video, but does not provide much discussion concerning it. Five questions are provided which will require the students to examine some very basic information concerning the caste system.
The worksheet and associated video will work well in a regular or flipped classroom setting. The worksheet could also be a portion of an interactive student notebook. This is also an ideal lesson plan for a substitute teacher (assuming they have access to the video)! The use of this worksheet guide to the video is perfectly suited to many remote learning situations.
Files are provided in both word and pdf format. A suggested answer key to the worksheet is provided.
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The document contains 30 completion questions (including one map question) on 3 pages.
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