India Map Assignment Link

Non-Western Civ
Map: Ancient India
Name __________________________________
Hr. ______
For this map assignment open a web browser and go to
Once you’ve opened the website, find India on the map and adjust the screen (zoom in) so that India takes up most of
the map. Next, click on the top right corner of the map where it says Nat Geo and change it to Terrain. Use the Drawing
tools and Markers on the left hand side of the map to label and draw features on your map.
1. Using your textbook (pp. 69, 81, 85, and 325) and other available maps, please locate and label the following on
the map on the back of this page (22 points):
Bay of Bengal
Sri Lanka
Indian Ocean
Deccan Plateau
Arabian Sea
Tamil Kingdoms
Hindu Kush
Vindhya (use the
symbol to draw them in)
2. Use the FREE FORM LINE to draw in BLUE and label the following rivers (4 points):
Ganges River
Indus River
Brahmaputra River
Narmada River
3. Choose one of the MARKERS to locate, and then label the following (2 points):
Khyber Pass
Bolan Pass
When you are finished creating your map, print it off.
4. Complete the empires in color pencil on printed map (3 points)
Indus Valley civilization, 2600 BC – 1900 BC (color in purple)
Maurya empire c. 250 BC (outline in green)
Gupta empire c. AD 400 (diagonal orange lines)
Complete after printing
5. Create Key on printed map (2 points)
Type your answers to the following questions in a word document. Print to turn in for a grade (Staple to Map)
6. How do the Himalaya Mountains contribute to making the northern plains India's most fertile region? (1 point)
7. Identify 3 important geographic features in India and tell how each one influenced the development of
early Indian civilization. (6 points)