with Kim Rodgers
We started off class this week by discussing what we remembered about Mohenjo-Daro, filling in our students who couldn’t be with us last week.
We looked through some of the photos of the ruins, noting aspects of the architecture and features of the buildings. We laid out our dried bricks from last week and went to work. Pairs of students created houses, a well, toilets, and a bath house. Using a blue marker we drew where the pipes might have come out of the buildings to lead to the sewers which ran underneath the streets.
As the students created our own Mohenjo-Daro they asked great questions and discussed what life might have been like living in that area at that time. Because of that conversation, we added on farmland in one corner, realizing that we had to account for any food that they must have eaten! I had one more activity planned, but as usual, they were totally enveloped in this project, with many of them finishing up our last 10 minutes together working on their weaving. We had some leftover bricks that we may add on next week, depending on what their thoughts are about that.
See you then!