Ancient India - Aryan, Hindu & Buddhist Vocabulary

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Description

These 47 vocabulary words and definitions help you teach your students about the Aryan civilization and the origins and beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism. Words include important people, religious ideas, places, literature, the caste system, and gods of Ancient India. After your students become familiar with these words, they will have a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of the forces that shaped the history and society of India.

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Resource at a Glance:

What will students learn?

47 vocabulary words about the Aryan civilization, development of Hinduism, and development of Buddhism in Ancient India; related forms of 5 of the target vocabulary words.

Who is it for?

All students, including English language Learners at intermediate and higher levels of language proficiency.

How does it help teachers?

By learning these words commonly used when discussing the Aryans and the beginnings of Hinduism and Buddhism, students will better comprehend the texts they read and the information they hear from you, and they will be better able to participate in class discussions about this topic; the posters can be used to create a bulletin board and the flashcards can be distributed to students to use in class and at home to reinforce their learning.

What one teacher who has used this resource says:

♥ "Great teaching/learning tool esp. for my ESOL students! Thank you." -- Rosemelda

Full Description:

The words in this resource are frequently found in texts that teach about the Aryans, Hinduism, and Buddhism of Ancient India. Vocabulary definitions are written in simple English so all students, including ELLs at intermediate and advanced levels of English proficiency, can understand the meanings.

You can see the vocabulary words used in this resource on the 2nd page of the Preview.

Each word and its corresponding definition comes in 2 sizes and 2 styles:

Sizes:

* Poster size, with 1 word or definition on an 8.5" x 11" page. You can print out this version, laminate the pages, and and use them as a word wall or a bulletin board display.

* Flashcard size, with 4 words or definitions per page. You can photocopy and distribute sets of flashcards for your students to use as references in class, at home, or in a center.

Styles:

* Borders in full color.

* Borders only outlined in minimal color to save on printer ink.

This resource lists 13 ways you can use these vocabulary words so your students learn their meanings. Another task your students can do to learn the vocabulary is sort the words into categories and 10 categories are listed for your convenience. Images for the words are not included because one of the activities is for students to demonstrate their understanding by drawing their own pictures of the words. Blank templates are provided so you can add your own vocabulary words and definitions if you wish.

Explanatory information and a list of ELA Common Core Language standards addressed are also provided in this resource.

And in case you were wondering, the cover photo shows a Shiva Dance of Life artifact that I purchased in New Delhi, India, when I visited the country on a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program.

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What you get in this product:

★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with explanatory information (2 pages)

★ A page listing the ELA Common Core standards addressed in this resource (1 page)

★ A list of related forms of 5 of the vocabulary words, to help students learn more vocabulary (1 page)

★ A list of 13 ways to use these vocabulary cards (1 page)

★ A list of all the vocabulary words with their definitions for quick reference (5 pages)

★ Lists of vocabulary words in 10 different categories, for sorting activities (7 pages)

★ One set of 47 vocabulary words and their definitions, 8.5" x 11" poster-size in full color, with 1 blank template for additional words if desired (1 page for each word and 1 page for each definition, for a total of 96 pages)

★ One set of 47 vocabulary words and their definitions, 8.5" x 11" poster-size in minimal color, with 1 blank template for additional words if desired (1 page for each word and 1 page for each definition, for a total of 96 pages)

★ One flashcard-sized set of 47 vocabulary words and their definitions in full color, with 1 blank template (12 pages with 4 words per page and 12 pages with 4 definitions per page for a total of 24 pages)

★ One flashcard-sized set of 47 vocabulary words and their definitions in minimal color, with 1 blank template (12 pages with 4 words per page and 12 pages with 4 definitions per page for a total of 24 pages)

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Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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