FC: Ancient India By: M. Clark
1: Picture today in Ancient India. It is 5:00 A.M. and everyine is getting up. We are starting out out the day by starting to clean the home. We got water from the mountians yesterday, and will use the water to clean clothes today. We will also have to get more water for tomorrows clothes washing, and drinking water for today.
2: This picture of mountains are part of India. In Ancient India people started exploring the land, they found the mountains. They then began using the mountains of India to live in. When it snowed they had plenty of snow to make water. They would get snow then they would make a fire and they would boil the snow. They then had all of the water that they needed. A lot of people lived in the mountains, while a lot of people lived in off of the mountains. When you lived off of the mountains you didn't have the better water supply. If you didn't live on the mountains you had a less chance of getting water. You would make a little stream and when it snowed, the snow would melt then come down the stream and you would have your water! It was hard to live back then when you didn't have everything that you needed!
3: A man is in a river that was in Ancient India. They would go in the water to make themselves clean again. They believed that if you got wet by that water, you would get a blessing from the Gods. You would become a better person. They thought that if you made the Gods happy then you got an extra day living. If you made the Gods mad then you had a day taken from your life.
5: This is a picture of the Gods that Ancient India poeple would worship. They still believe in them today. They have changed some meanings of the Gods for different reasons. Some people had real Ancient people die and become a God. Some people thought that they were gifted from the Gods and they would be killed to be known. When someone died, the poeple thought that they made the Gods. They thought that if a person died early in life they were not worthy enough. If a child died soon after it was born, then the people thought that it had something wrong with it. Sometimes the child did have something wrong with it. Others believed that before it was born it made the Gods mad, and the God killed the baby. If you lived that long, and made the Gods happy then you would die peacefully.
6: No known goverment was known between 1,500 and 3,000 B.C. All that they had was a big family. They worked as a team. If you didn't like something that the big family made, then you couldn't have any say so in what you wanted to change. If it was you and another group, then they would rethink what they jsaid. But if it was only you and someone else, then you both didn't have any say so. You couldn't be in the next talk that they held. Between 1500 and 500 BC people began to live in tribes. When people lived in tribes they started a small civilization. The tribes were led by chiefs. Only the son of a chief could become the next chief. Only a man could be a Cheif, not a woman. From 500 B.C. E. through 647 C.E. civilizations changed from earlier time. The poeple started to have one person make all of the decions. They called the person that ruled the emporer. The Gupta Empire was the first empire. When the Gupta Empire was in charge you did what the person said. India was so big that they needed more people to be in charge. So they started to have kings. One side of India had the Gupta Empire, while the other side had a king. When a king ruled it is known as a monarchy. During this time people had jobs. The people got paid to work. Whether you were a scientist, artist, or a writer you got paid for all that you did. Kids went to school, and the people got freedom of religion. These years were know as the Golden Years. They were the years that people liked.
7: Marriage in India is different from today in America. They do it the same way the people in Anceint time did. The groom would put a dot on his forhead. It was a sign of peace. That he would stay with his bride as long as they could. They couldn't divorce so they had to stay with each other until one died. | The bride would not put a dot on her forhead unless she wanted to. She would put a drop of his blood on her forhead. Their religous beliefs are different than those in Christianity. They believed in all of these Gods for different things, and we believe that there is only one God and he saves you from your sins if you ask for repentance. They believed that their Gods would save you whether you liked that God or not!
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