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Young scholars use included links to research the lives of people living in a small village in India.
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.
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.
A study of Ancient India can be a great way to cover a variety of subjects including art, history, and world religion.
This worksheet 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.
New! Food Insecurity
Food insecurity, whether as a result of food scarcity or a lack of nutritious food, is a growing and serious problem in the world today. After discussing the concept of food insecurity, learners listen to an NPR radio broadcast on the implications of global volatile food prices. They then watch videos revealing the poverty and malnutrition that exists in countries like Nigeria and India. Finally, class members have the opportunity to re-evaluate and adjust their initial conceptions of food insecurity.
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.
This complete and full resource includes everything needed to conduct a instructional activity 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.
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.
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.
Students prepare for a fake peace talk between India and Pakistan.
Learners 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.
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.
In this online interactive literature worksheet, 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.
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.
Young scholars 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.
In this ESL/ELL Commonwealth Games activity, students read a selection about "India Rushing to Save Commonwealth Games." They discuss the passage, identify the problems and solutions, and talk about their own favorite sports. They complete true and false question synonym and phrase matches, and fill-in the blank activities both before and after reading/listening to this passage.
High schoolers 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.
Students discuss the geographic and ecological area of India and its history. In this India lesson, students discover the history of India. Students then engage in a class discussion or India and it's area.