Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations

Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
Ancient India Reading Passages - Questions - Annotations
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Ancient India Worksheets - Reading Comprehension Passages, Questions, and Annotations

This resource is designed for an Ancient India unit. It contains 5 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!

Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!

COMMON CORE ALIGNED! Aligned with Ancient India - Interactive Notebook

Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:

1.) The Indus Valley Civilization of Ancient India

-Describes lifestyle, society, and inventions (drainage system, iron plow, and Sanskirt writing system)

-Describes how the winter and summer monsoons (seasonal winds) impacted their farming

-(also known as Harappan Civilization or Period)

-Describes the four major varnas (social categories) in Aryan society role in economy and daily life, also building around a river valley similar to Ancient Mesopotamia’s Fertile Crescent)

Keywords: Sanskirt, Aryans, monsoon

2.) The Buddha: Siddhartha Gautama

-Describes his upbringing (born a prince) and his awareness of the pain of others compared to his privileged existence.

-His quest for enlightenment (sitting under the bodhi tree and meditation) becoming awakened

-What he learned and his teachings

-interesting/fun facts

Keywords: Buddhism, Bodhi tree (fig tree)

3.) Caste System In Ancient India

-Description of the four major varnas (social categories) in Aryan society

(Brahmin, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Sudras) and what their daily lives consisted of

-Describes Jati (how Caste is determined by birth)

-Describes who the Untouchables were

Keywords: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, Sudras, Caste System, Untouchables

4.) Hinduism and Buddhism: A Comparison

-Describes the important components of Hinduism (karma, reincarnation, dharma, gods & goddesses)

-Describes the important concepts of Buddhism

-Compares and contrasts the two religions

Keywords: reincarnation, karma, dharma, nirvana

5.) Advancements in Ancient India

-Contributions to astronomy

- Documents the occurrences of eclipses, the Earth’s circumference, and even theories about gravitational pull.

-Building of religious structures, pillars, stupas, and rock chambers

Keywords: pillar, stupa, rock chamber, gravitational pull, astronomy

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