This resource includes blank and filled-in charts about 7 emperors and 5 empires in Ancient India. Students can use the blank charts to take notes when learning about the Ancient Indian rulers and dynasties. The charts that are already filled in with information are written in easy-to-understand language so students who are not reading on grade level can use them instead of their textbook or other materials to learn about the emperors and empires. A glossary is also provided to help your students the information in the filled-in charts. In addition, there is a word search puzzle with 3 levels of difficulty that you can use with early finishers, as a challenge, as homework, or just for fun.
You can use the charts in several ways:
* As a graphic organizer while reading about emperors and empires, to consolidate information, or as a tool for checking comprehension after learning about the rulers and dynasties.
* The filled-in charts can be utilized as a basic source of information for your students--you can orally present the material to your classes as a listening comprehension activity and have students write down the facts in the blank charts.
* You can cut the information on the filled-in charts into strips and do matching activities with them.
* The charts can also be used as study guides and can even be adapted to be used as tests.
* Once the charts are completed, they can be used as the basis for writing activities.
The emperors included in this resource are: Chandragupta Maurya, Ashoka, Samudra Gupta, Chandragupta II, Babur, Akbar, and Shah Jehan. The empires are: The Maurya, the Gupta, The Mughal, the Pallava, and the Chola. Many textbooks do not discuss the Pallava and Chola empires when covering Ancient India but these were 2 of the largest and longest-lasting empires in the southern part of the country and contributed much to the history and culture of India so I decided to include them as well.
Compiling information in these charts lets students easily compare and contrast details about several major emperors and empires of Ancient India. Whether used for note-taking tasks, reading comprehension purposes, test review, or as the basis for writing activities, using these charts will help students learn about this important period of world history.
(In case you are wondering, I took the photograph of the Taj Mahal when I was in India on a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program.)
What you get with this product:
★ A table of contents for easy reference (1 page)
★ A Notes to the Teacher
page with background information and suggestions for using the charts (1 page)
★ A list of ELA Common Core standards addressed in this product (1 page)
★ Sample WIDA Model Performance Indicators (1 page)
★ A glossary with 24 vocabulary words to help students comprehend the filled-in charts (1 page)
★ Blank charts for 7 emperors with with 10 questions per chart (7 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 10 questions about the 7 emperors (7 pages)
★ Blank charts for 5 empires with 8 questions per chart (5 pages)
★ Charts filled in with the answers to the 8 questions about the 5 emperors (5 pages)
★ Two templates of the blank charts, for teachers who wish to modify which colonies are studied and for students who need more space to write (2 pages)
★ 1 word search puzzle, with 3 levels of difficulty and answer keys included (6 pages)
★ Cover pages for the blank and filled-in charts about emperors and empires (4 pages)
★ A cover page for the word search puzzles (1 page)
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