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historians refer to the entire landmass that juts out from a continent as __________________________

mountains & water

the geography, ______________________, limited the contact the people had with the rest of the world

winter monsoons

_________________ were from October to May

dry air

winter monsoons spread _________ across the country

summer monsoons

____________________ were from June to September


the summer monsoons picked up ______________ from the Indian Ocean and carried the rains to the plains and river valleys

life-giving rain

the people of India depend on summer monsoons to provide ____________________

Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro

some villages grew to become cities; two well-planned cities were ________________________


Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro ar both located in present day _________________________


__________________ was larger of the two cities


Mohenjo-Daro lay along the bank of the ______________ River

above ground

Mohenjo-Daro was built __________________ level to protect it from floods

homes & work shops; public buildings

In Mohenjo-Daro ____________________ were on one side and _______________ on the other side


In Mohenjo-Daro, __________________ separated regular blocks of homes and buildings

drainage system

In Mohenjo-Daro, they also had a well planned _____________________


The new comers called themselves _______________, which meant "noble" or "highborn"

Central Asia

Aryans came to India from their home in ____________________

caste system

The Aryan Invasion had a very important result, there was a strict division of classes called the ____________________


great rivers begins in the ________________


the Indus & the Ganges River both flow from the ___________________


the rivers make ______________ possible in the river valleys

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