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|True or false the Indus River brings water and silt that makes farming possible.
|True or false the Indus River begins in the Himalayas and crosses desert-like plains before it reaches the Arabian Sea.
|True or False farmers began planting crops in the Indus Valley 1,000 years before farming began in Egypt.
|True or False wildlife helped crops in the Indus Valley because they were able to germinate plants.
|True or False farmers built irrigation canals to bring water from the river to their crops.
|Where does the Indus River have its source?
|The Indus River gets its source from the Himalaya mountains.
|Why does the Indus flood the plain?
|Spring rain and winter snow makes the Indus flood the plain.
|Which of the Indus farmer's crops did they use?
|Chili peppers, wheat, barley, beans, sesame seeds, rice, bananas, and black pepper mustard.
|What did they use to make clothes?
|What animals did the Indus farmers domesticate and what did they use them for?
|They domesticated cattle and water buffalo that pulled their plows an wagons, making it possible to plow larger fields.
|What challenges did the Indus farmers have to face?
|Floods that destroyed fields and villages, wild animals, and birds that ate their plants.
|How did the Indus farmers protect their crops?
|They protected their crops with slings and clays of balls. They also built walls to protect them from floods.
|What irrigation methods did the Indus Valley farmers use?
|They used irrigation canals to bring water from river to their crops.