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Village Life in India
Students use included links to research the lives of people living in a small village in India.
Art to Zoo: India-Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary
Students "visit" India to learn about its culture and the lives of children in India. In this India lesson, students conduct research and report on the lives of Indian children in the form of a mock interview between a journalist and an Indian child. Students write a foreign news service article based on the facts they have learned through the interviewing process.
What Can We Learn about India from a Ten Rupee Bank Note?
The class finds and cites evidence showing India's unity in diversity and work to recognize some of the complex interactions of a civilized community. They read to understand how geography, history, politics, economics, beliefs, and social values cannot be studied in isolation.
Culture of Ancient India
A study of Ancient India can be a great way to cover a variety of subjects including art, history, and world religion.
Big Dam Construction in India
This complete and full resource includes everything needed to conduct a lesson on the environmental impact of large dams in India. Background information, handouts, answer keys, and web links are all there to help you educate your class on human interactions and their impact on the environment.
Students describe key events in the life of Gandhi. They determine why knowledge of geography is necessary to understand the history of the people in a place or region. They write a summary of how the events in Gandhi's life, influenced by the physical and cultural geography of India/Pakistan, helped India become independent.
India: Is Terrorism Hurting the Economy?
Students investigate the effect of terrorism on the Indian economy. They conduct research on terrorist activity in India, create a timeline, and participate in a summit between Indian and Pakistan.
Coca Cola vs. People of India
Students study the presence of Coca Cola in India and what it has done to the water supply there. Students research web articles. They compare and contrast diverse cultural points of view. Students participate in a mock trial to determine whether or not Coke is guilty of violating the rights and freedoms of the people of India.
Negotiate Peace for India and Pakistan
Young scholars prepare for a fake peace talk between India and Pakistan.
India: Outsourcing of Jobs
Students examine the significance and effects of outsourcing jobs to India and Malaysia. They conduct Internet research, create a map and a timeline, write an editorial of their view on the use of outsourcing, and participate in a class debate.
History of India
Students explore world geography by completing worksheets in class. In this India history lesson, students identify the location of India and examine a timeline of the country from over 6000 years ago. Students research the Internet to discover the different people who lived there before completing a worksheet.
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able to efficiently collect and store rainwater for hundreds of years. A great supplement for a unit on the adaptations of early cultures to their environments. Challenge your own students to develop their own solutions to the ancient problem of finding reliable sources of potable water.
How Much is There to Eat? A Comparison Between India and the Southern United States
Students compare American South with India in terms of population density and food production. They practice math skills of estimation and calculation, visualize relative sizes of areas and populations, explore relationship between population and food supply, and use comparisons and analogies for clearer understanding of real world in which they live.
India and Pakistan: Rivals from Birth
Seventh graders, after being divided into two groups, are assigned either Pakistan or India. They conduct research using the Internet, reference books, and magazines. The class compares and contrasts the two countries to find sources of conflict.
A Passage to India Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about E.M. Forster's A Passage to India. Students may check some of their answers online.
Trash! How Cities Work: Dealing with Garbage in the US and India
Students identify how different cultures deal with the challenge of trash. Read an excerpt from a chapter book based on real life written from the Southern Indian perspective. Describe the life of a street child in Southern India. Explain the importance of recycling and list at least 5 ways to reduce garbage.
India And Pakistan At 60
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the comparison of India and Pakistan. They construct a venn diagram comparing the two while conducting research. There are several extension activities that include a timeline, visual biography, and visual vocabulary.
the Geographic and Ecological Setting of India
Students discuss the geographic and ecological area of India and its history. In this India instructional activity, students discover the history of India. Students then engage in a class discussion or India and it's area.
Europe Discovers the Riches of India
Interpreting text is vital. Middle schoolers read a 1 page passage describing why Europe was so interested in colonizing India. After reading, they answer 8 comprehension questions.
Free India: Resisting British Rule in India
Learners explore the impact of nonviolence during Gandhi's Free India movement. In this World History lesson, students complete several activities including research, class discussions and a multimedia project, all centered around Gandhi.