Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8

Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
Ancient India Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Bundle History Common Core Grades 5-8
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Now a complete bundle with Common Core tests and quizzes! This Ancient India packet has rigor,versatility and fun covering the Indus River Valley, Aryan,Mauryan and Gupta Empires!

CONTENT– The content in the bundle is organized with the key "big idea" Common Core concepts for Social Studies in mind. The concepts covered are:

· Economy
· Government /Leadership
· Social Classes.
· Geography
· Religion
· Achievements

Through teaching with key concepts as a filter, students will become familiar with the crucial attributes that have enabled civilizations to prosper. A foundation of key “big idea” concepts will guide students and class instruction with a platform to think critically, and make comparisons as young social scientists.

This Ancient India bundle is divided into IV parts:

I. CONTENT INSTRUCTION-The content instructional materials are both student centered and teacher driven depending on teacher preference:

1.Power Point Notes

2.Two Page Printable Notes with Graphic Organizers 

3.Student Centered Reading Stations that are labeled and categorized with the key concepts. 

4. Student Centered Big Ideas Foldable

5. Geography of India Mini Bundle. This bundle includes seven geography lesson choices for both student centered learning and direct instruction.

6. Vocabulary of Ancient India Vocabulary Set. This bundle includes three assignment vocabulary options, review games and class games.

7. Ancient India Historical Snapshot. This Ancient India Close Reading includes an annotation guide, worksheet and graphic organizer based on the big ideas of social science!

8. Ancient India Investigation! A brand new fantastic content introduction and reflection lesson!

9. Daily Skill-Based Text Analysis Warm-Ups and Mini-Lessons – Student make inferences and predictions from text, choose the best evidence to support a claim, cite sources, paraphrase and learn to write strong commentary in these daily skill-based mini-lessons and practice slides.

II. ACTIVITIES- Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information. This packet includes:

1. My School Caste: Fun Literacy and Comparison Activity
2.King Ashoka the Great? Students Decide Common Core Reading and Writing Activity
3.Hinduism: Common Core Information Text Reading and Writing
4.Common Core Writing Pre-Write and Template for a Perfect Informational Paragraph
5.Buddhism Common Core Reading and Writing Activity with two options
6.Where in the World? Student Centered Geography Scavenger Hunt
7.Comparing Hinduism and Buddhism Activity with Answer Key
8. Great Tech Stop Motion Project with graphic organizers, teacher instructions, tons of examples and YouTube video links for instruction. My students LOVED this!
9. The Gupta Golden Age Literacy, Writing and Fun Advertisement Activity
10. SnapChat Story for King Ashoka Fun Common Core Writing Activity
11.Gupta Inventions Shark Tank Cloze Reading, Analysis and Fun Activity- Students present a Gupta achievement to class "sharks" for potential investment!

III. Review- 
1.A Storyboard Assignment 
2.Key Term Matching/Categorizing Printable with the "big Idea" key concepts for Social Studies.

IV. Assessment-
1. Content and academic vocabulary quiz
2. Common Core Test- Multiple choice and Common Core Writing and Literacy

This packet is not just a random selection of readings with unclear outcome expectations. Students will build a framework for future learning with concepts that will be repeated throughout their academic careers! Have a great unit!


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Ancient India, King Asoka, edicts, Tony Pavlovich, Instructomania

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World History includes both Ancient and Medieval history lesson plans and complete unit packets. In the Ancient history and Medieval history curriculum you will find lesson plans and activities that support inquiry-based learning through evidence-driven literacy and writing that aligns with Common Core. Our student-centered Social Science lessons teach students to analyze social studies content by using the key the concepts of geography, economy, achievements, religion, social classes and government. Students use academic vocabulary, in highly engaging, fun history investigations, interactive Google ready content, visually rich graphic organizer resources and thematic assignments.

US History includes content rich, primary source-driven United States history lessons and activities. Students use critical thinking, in our skill-based lessons that have student analyze historical documents, charts and primary resources. Our U.S. History units are also key concept based. Students analyze the growth and challenges faced by the United States through the use of the key concepts of federalism, republicanism government, diversity, territorial expansion, rights and liberties, labor systems and economy. A common theme throughout our lessons is that students support claims with evidence from secondary and primary source text.

Science lessons can be used in the middle and high school classrooms. Our science lessons are student centered and include lab activities, classroom activities, research projects. All of these science lessons are created to encourage student engagement support the Common Core and NGSS standards.
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