Ancient India PowerPoint and Guided Notes {Harappa, Maurya, Gupta}

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Grade Levels
6th - 10th, Homeschool
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50 slides, 20 pages
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This 51 slide PowerPoint presentation covers the history of Ancient India from Indus River Civilizations and the Harappa through the Gupta Empire.

Topics include:

- Location of India on the subcontinent

- Geography of India (including Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra Rivers and monsoons)

- Indus River Civilizations focusing on the Harappa

- Mauryan Empire (rule of Chandragupta Maurya & Ashoka)

- Gupta Empire ((Chandragupta I & II)

- Economy & Trade

- Caste System

- Role of women

- Role of education

- achievements

- Hinduism

- Buddhism

What's included in the download:

*Editable PowerPoint presentation (51 slides, text is all editable, some graphics are not editable)

*PDF Guided Notes (9 pages, not editable)

*PDF Guided Notes key (9 pages, not editable)

*Editable Guided Notes (9 pages, created in PowerPoint without the fancy clip art and fonts)

*Fillable PDF version of Guided Notes (9 pages, students type into text boxes, not editable in Adobe), added November 2020

*Google Slides version of Guided Notes (51 slides, students type into text boxes, not editable in Slides), added November 2020

**This zip file contains PDFs and PowerPoint files. Some of these files are editable, but even once edited, they are considered derivative works and are only for your personal classroom use and may not be shared without the purchase of additional licenses and may not be sold.**

***This PowerPoint set is included in the following bundles: Ancient India Bundle, Ancient World Mega Bundle Set #1, and World History Mega Bundle***

This download contains files that may be printed and copied or used digitally. Use whichever version fit best with your class. The other version remain yours in case you ever need to use them (in case your school makes the jump to 1:1 classes sometime in the future or if you have a student whose IEP requires a hard copy of assignments instead of digital ones).

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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
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