Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects

Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects
Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects
Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects
Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects
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This bundle truly has it all! Students will have the opportunity to work individually, with partners and in a group to create or complete the following: timelines, advertisements, commercials, brochures, board games, readings & comprehension questions, visuals, reflections, notes sheets, talk shows, debates, illustrated epic poems, scrapbooks, movie trailers, biography jacket covers, festivals, and currencies.

All products in this bundle are sold separately in my store, but you’ll save a lot of $$ by purchasing the bundle!

All products include introductions, detailed and specific requirements, answer keys when necessary and rubrics!

Create a Timeline: Ancient India
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Timelines are a very important tool to use to visualize major events in a given period in history. Students will create a timeline of important events in ancient Indian history between 2500 B.C.E. and 550 C.E. Students will include ten significant events from the time period. The product includes specific and clear requirements and rubric. 

Geography of South Asia: Create a Real Estate Advertisement or Commercial
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After researching the geography of South Asia, your students will assume the role of a real estate agent. They can work on their own or collaboratively to convince homebuyers to move to an area in the region. Your students can create a commercial that would be on TV or an advertisement that would be found in a magazine or newspaper. The product includes a brief introduction, five requirements, five advertising strategies and two rubrics.

Mohenjo-Daro Travel Brochure
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The year is 1000 B.C.E. Your students come across a “Help Wanted” ad in the Classified section. Tours & Co. is in need of a knowledgeable tour guide to teach tourists about the city of Mohenjo-Daro in ancient times. In lieu of a formal interview, Tours & Co. has requested that job candidates submit a travel brochure. The product includes an introduction, required topics, a description of steps and a rubric.

Create a Board Game: Hinduism
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This project is a really fun and creative way for students to show off what they learned about Hinduism. Students will create the rules and directions for the game, create the required pieces, and create a colorful and detailed board game. The product includes detailed steps, required topics and a rubric.

The Caste System Readings and Comprehension Questions
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The product includes teacher suggestions, six pages of readings that include an introduction to the caste system and an explanation of each of the castes, comprehension questions and a key.

Group Project: Create a Visual of a Caste
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Creating visuals for topics in history truly help the content come alive! Your students will work in small groups of three to create a visual that portrays the status, roles and responsibilities of the five castes that made up the caste system in ancient India. Each group member will choose a role (professor, graphic designer or scribe). The product includes a brief introduction, step-by-step directions and requirements, a list and explanation of the roles and responsibilities of your students, a detailed rubric and a student reflection.

Student Talk Show: The Caste System
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The talk show that your students will create will include a host who will ask the deep and engaging questions and three guests (who will represent three out of the five castes) who will answer in an interesting and detailed way. The theme of the student talk show is the caste system. Your students will improve upon skills such as public speaking, collaboration, writing and research. The product includes a brief introduction, a detailed explanation of the structure of the talk show, a rubric and a list of 12 sample host questions.

The Caste System Debates
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Classroom debates are a wonderful way for students to strengthen their skills in the areas of group work, public speaking, problem solving and research. Divide your students into six groups. Two groups will compete against each other at a time for a total of three classroom debates. Three debate questions are provided, so each of the three debates are different.  The product includes a brief introduction, three debate questions, five debate strategies, an explanation of the debate structure, three planning guides, a rubric and a ballot for voting.

The Caste System: Then and Now
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This notes sheet gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast the caste system when it was established to the caste system now. The product includes an answer key.

Three Buddha Projects
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After researching the life of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, students will have the opportunity to show off what they learned by completing a project. There is a lot of choice involved. Students can work on their own or with a peer and they can choose to either write an illustrated epic poem about his life, create a scrapbook or make a movie trailer portraying the major points of his life. Detailed directions and rubrics for all three types of projects are included.

Gupta Empire Achievements Festival
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The Festivals and Events Committee will be hosting the first annual festival to celebrate the achievements of the Gupta Empire. All aspects of the festival have been inspired by those achievements. The purpose of the festival is to teach people about the achievements and to celebrate and enjoy them. As members of the committee, your students will create a festival brochure in order to inform the public of the prizes, workshops, competitions and more at the Gupta Empire Festival. The product includes an explanation, a list of specific requirements and topics and a rubric.

Create Currency for the Gupta Empire
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The year is 400 C.E. and your students are artisans who lived in the Gupta Empire.
They have recently been hired by the emperor to create a currency to reflect the culture and achievements of the Gupta Empire. Your students will love this project! Even though their illustrations and writing must be based on evidence, there is a lot of room for creativity. The product includes a detailed direction sheet with seven requirements, suggested topics and a one-page rubric. The product also includes a two-page chart to help students understand the currency of the United States Dollar and a teacher answer key. 

Create the Book Jacket for King Ashoka’s Biography
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One of the best ways to learn about historical figures is by reading biographies. Your students are going to design the book jacket of King Ashoka’s biography. A book jacket includes the front cover, spine and back cover of the book. This is a project that gives your students the opportunity to be creative, but their writing must be based on historical evidence. The product includes an explanation and list of specific requirements and topics and a rubric.

Skills Gained
(From the Common core)
☺Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
☺Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events.
☺Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic.
☺Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
☺Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
☺Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
☺Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
☺Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
☺Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
☺Integrate visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.

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Total Pages
55
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Months

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Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects
Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects
Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects
Ancient India Bundle - 13 Activities and Projects