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New Review Inside India
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this resource.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 28 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Invite your young historians to learn about the fascinating story behind the Sepoy Rebellion in the 1850s, the important event that was a root cause for the British government's eventual control over the people of India. Learners read and answer corresponding questions regarding the influence of the British East India Company in India in the nineteenth century, and how the introduction of a new rifle would initiate a chain reaction that led to the rebellion of the Sepoy troops.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
9th - 12th Science 9 Views 35 Downloads
New Review The History of Hindu India
What obstacles did India face during their post-colonial formation after gaining independence? Topics discussed in the lesson include Pakistan's conflict over Kashmir, the Indian Constitution, economic development, and the influence of Hindu ideas today.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Comparing Countries’ Constitutions
Analyze the constitutions of five different countries and see how they relate to each country's culture and traditions. Pupils read the preambles to the constitutions of India, Ireland, Russia, Suriname, and the United States. After reading each preamble, they answer five questions listed along the top of the page.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sepoys, Cotton, and the British in India
This learning exercise includes brief reading excerpts on the British East India Company, the Sepoy Rebellion, and the effects of British imperialism on the people of India. Learners then respond to a series of comprehension questions that directly correspond to each reading segment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Much is There to Eat? A Comparison Between India and the Southern United States
Learners 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.
K - 12th Math 13 Views 18 Downloads
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.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Monsoon Season in India
Summer monsoons have shaped much of India's landscape and culture. Here is a cause and effect graphic organizer intended to help the class read effectively. They will read the provided text, then use the organizer to note causes and effects of Monsoon season in India.
6th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 130 Downloads
India 1500 BCE-600 BC and Southeast Asia 50-1025 CE
This is one of those well-done resources that a high school social studies or history teacher can't be without. This PowerPoint covers both ancient Indian and Chinese history and civilization beginning in the year 1500 BCE. The caste system, geography, Gupta Empire Malay people and the Srivijayan Kingdom are all covered.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 9 Views 77 Downloads
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.
17 mins 7th - 12th Science 22 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 7/7
Part seven concludes this series on the Golden Age of India. Agriculture, Tamil cultural and social traditions, and pilgrimage are discussed in this clip. Uncover the fascinating world of India during the Middle Ages and life for women with your class.
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Story of India - Spice Routes and Silk Roads - 1/6
Continue the story of India with this six-part series on her spices, trade routes, and silken roads. Early global trade and an emergent global economy during the 1st century AD, Roman influences on India, monsoons, boat building, and spice are showcased in this wonderfully visual clip.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
India Celebrates Janmashtami
Learners use the Internet to research the festival of Janmashtami. As a class, they discover the importance of Krishna in the Hindu religion and read poems commemorating her on the Internet. To end the instructional activity, they use colored pencils to draw the different forms Vishnu can take.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Story of India - Freedom and Liberation - 6/6
The fight for freedom is told in the conclusion to this extensive series on the history of India. What next? Democracy, capitalism, and a flourishing nation; hear how India has shifted in economy and government since the year 1947. This is a wonderful series, taken in sections, as a whole, or used as individual clips.
6 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Story of India - Freedom and Liberation - 5/6
The freedom movement begins with part five of this six-part series. A new revolution marks the first glimpse at a new India, a free India. Mahatma Gandhi breaks the yoke of British rule through non-violence and passive resistance, a movement that incited movements of civil rights in America as well.
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Story of India - Spice Routes and Silk Roads - 4/6
The effects of the Silk Route and Indian trade continues with part three of this six-part series. Learn about new archaeological discoveries that clearly show various occupations of outsiders in India. Greeks, Romans, and Kushans all took part in shaping Indian history.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 5/7
Ancient religious ceremony, dance, and song kept sacred and alive today in India, was established 1000 years ago in India's Golden Age. Metal casting, art, architecture, and the gods are the focus of episode five in this wonderful seven-part series.
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
The Story of India - Spice Routes and Silk Roads - 6/6
Drama unfolds in India relating the story of the gods, changes in culture, and the overthrowing of a wicked tyrant. Part six concludes this series on trade in India with the spread of Buddhism and the fall of the Kushon emperor Kanishka.
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 2/7
Part two of this seven-part series examines the structure, economy, and legacy left by the great Gupta Empire. Wonderful documentary film footage, images of India's architecture, and primary source documents make this a very good resource.
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads