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This instructional activity 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.
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 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.
Part-three of this six part series begins with a dramatization of a battle between Indians and Muslims which led to the dawn of the Mughal Empire. Unlike other Muslim rulers in India, the Mughal leader was a devote Sufi and had a deep respect for India and its people. This episode also tells the tale of Akbar, said to be one of the best rulers in India.
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.
Muslims came into India and by the end of the 12th century had begun military conquest. Part two of this six-part series focuses on political, religious, and cultural influences brought by the spread of Islam into India.
Part one of this six-part series that concludes the larger series, The Story of India, and introduces viewers to the next wave of invaders, the British. Viewers will see India's rise to freedom, democracy, and an open path. This series is most appropriate for learners in grades 9-12.
This is the fourth video in a seven-part series on the Golden Age of India. Raja Raja became the king of India, his story and the story of kingly ideals and dharma is the topic of this intriguing clip. This series is most appropriate for those in grades 9-12 studying world history.
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.
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.
After the war of 1857 more colonies came, census began, and a new type of India arose. Primary source documents, new papers from the late 1800s, and academic discussion make this an interesting look at India's rise to freedom and liberty.
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.
Episode six in the seven-part series on the Golden Age of India, begins with modern day artisans still working bronze as it was done 1000 years ago. The culture, practices, ceremony, and history of South Indian Cholan Dynasty are laid out in a story telling fashion, sure to entertain and educate upper graders on ancient India.
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.
This video concludes this six-part series and takes the story of Islam and India full circle. Showcasing the art, architecture, and living remnants of an empire long past this clip demonstrates how India as a country and culture were shaped by the Mughal Empire.
Part five focuses on the humanity, respect, and religious unity that marked the rule of Akbar. It also showcases the law and reformation in India that attempted to equalize Hindu society. However in 1605 Akbar died and his successors failed to bring India into the age of reason.
Opium, textiles, spices, and trade mark the beginning of part two in this six-part series. The British Raj conquered India through profit and Imperialism. But, in this episode viewers will also learn that some British fell in love with India creating a new cross cultural revolution.