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Ancient India - The British Museum

Comprehensive site with information about Ancient India including the Buddha, geography, early Hinduism, Indus Valley, timeline, and writing systems. (Keywords: ancient civilization, India)

Published by The British Museum

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Grade Level(s):6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
Themes/Keywords: Ancient Civilizations


Aligned to Standards
California Content Standards
History and Social Science, Grade Six
World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of India.
HSS.6.5.1. Locate and describe the major river system and discuss the physical setting that sup-ported the rise of this civilization.
HSS.6.5.2. Discuss the significance of the Aryan invasions.
HSS.6.5.3. Explain the major beliefs and practices of Brahmanism in India and how they evolved into early Hinduism.
HSS.6.5.4. Outline the social structure of the caste system.
HSS.6.5.5. Know the life and moral teachings of Buddha and how Buddhism spread in India, Ceylon, and Central Asia.
HSS.6.5.6. Describe the growth of the Maurya empire and the political and moral achievements of the emperor Asoka.
HSS.6.5.7. Discuss important aesthetic and intellectual traditions (e.g., Sanskrit literature, including the Bhagavad Gita; medicine; metallurgy; and mathematics, including Hindu-Arabic numerals and the zero).


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