Few nations on Earth can claim the spiritual street cred that belongs to India. Indeed, the ancient Asian subcontinent is the source of several major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. But what historical conditions in India explain its philosophical richness?
This two-part World History worksheet devotes itself to the above question. Focusing on the ancient origins of Hinduism, perhaps the world's oldest religion, Part I contains five short answer questions. Part II is a True/False exercise dedicated to the earliest days of Aryan life in India, and the consequences of its merging with existing cultures there.
Perfect as an informative in-class activity, take-home assignment or review sheet!
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