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Let's Explore India...

by Gail Skroback Hennessey

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India is a country in Asia. After China, it has the world's largest population. Did you know that it was ancient India which gave the world the idea of the zero? Did you know that the game Chutes and Ladders comes from an Indian board game? Did you know that more people speak English in India than in the United States? If you travel to India, make sure to visit it's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal! Let's Explore India...

  • Build by Shah Jahan,the Taj Mahal was a tomb built for his wife. It took 22 years for twenty-two thousand people to build the white marble structure. Even a caravan of 1000 elephants worked carrying the materials used to build the tomb. Some people consider the Taj Mahal to be the _____________ Wonder of the World.What do some people fear is happening to the Taj Mahal?___________________________What does Taj Mahal mean?________________________________Find the answers at this link:

  • 2. The National Flag of India has three colors: white, green and saffron. In the center is a blue wheel, made of 24 spokes for 24 hours in a day. It is called the Ashoka Chakra. India is where yoga began,about 5000 years ago. It is also India where the game of chess originated.What is a SARI?__________________What is a dhoti?_________________What is a salwar khameez?_______________________Find the answers at this link:

  • There are 26 states in the country of India,the 7th largest country in the world. What are the two main languages spoken in India?_____________and _________________Did you know that more movies are made in India than anywhere else in the world? The movie capital is the city of Bollywood.What is the name of Indian money? _________________Cricket , a sport brought to India by the British, is a very popular sport and basketball is becoming more and more popular. What is the official national sport of India? ____________________Find the answers at this link:childrenunited

    Want the entire activite(10 webquest questions and 8 extension activities): Click here for the entire resource:India Webquest/Extension Activities

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