Ancient India

How did people live in Ancient India?

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Archeological Dig in India

Curriculum Snapshot:
Topic:Ancient India
Themes: art
daily life
Curriculum Areas:History/Social Science
Grade Level(s):6
California Content Standards
History and Social Science
Grade Six. World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
HSS.6.5. 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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