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India: Investigating the Ancient World

Resources to support the Year 7 depth study of Ancient India.

Free Traditional Indian Stories For Children - Premium Prose India

A selection of traditional Indian stories retold for children aged 5-10 years. Created in Australia, this entertaining and educational site is based on +46 years of hands-on experience using stories to nurture creativity and develop a flawless, natural grasp of the English language. Immediate online access... start enjoying our professionally narrated and vividly illustrated tales right away.

BCE_Library's books | LibraryThing

A selection of literature to support the teaching of this topic. Please note ResourceLink holds some but not all of these books for borrowing by BCE staff.

The Mahabharata | Asia Society Kids

This is an illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata, one of the world's longest epic poems. This is a flash file, and therefore may not work on all devices.

Teachers and Parents - Illustrated Ramayan

Illustrated Ramayan - an easy to read illustrated version of the Ramayan. Links to other pages related to Hinduism are also available.

History of India for Kids - History Games and Videos

History of India for Kids - Interesting videos, lessons, quiz games, interactive diagrams, presentations and activities on history of India.

Asia Education Foundation

A Year 7 History Unit by the Asia Education Foundation: explores the ancient world of India with a particular focus on the Mauryan Empire and the edicts of King Ashoka. Students follow the English antiquary, James Prinsep, to decipher ancient rock inscriptions. A collection of photographs supports students' investigations into life in ancient India through the Greek invasion of India and the rise of the Mauryan Empire.

History of India

Vishnu India was one of the first places where human beings came to after they left Africa, travelling along the coast around the Arabian Peninsula and the Persian Gulf. The first people probably arrived in India about 50,000 BC. By about 3000 BC, the Harappan people were building Bronze Age cities along the Indus River (in modern Pakistan). This is a brief summary of Indian History, written in a simple, easy to understand style.

Cartographies of Time 011

An awesome timeline, which places the history of many empires side by side. creative commons licensed (BY) flickr photo by peacay

Ancient India for Kids and Teachers - Free Games, Lesson Plans, Powerpoints, Learning Modules, Activities - Ancient I...

Ancient India for Kids: a well presented and simple to navigate website with information about Ancient India including topics such as Geography, the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, daily life in the Indus Valley, Aryan civilization, the Gupta Empire, religions of India and more.

Ancient India

Monuments of India: Lots of links to images and information about temples and monuments from Ancient India. A good source of teacher information and resources.

Ancient India - The British Museum

A comprehensive source of information and resources from the British Museum, developed for students aged 9-11, with extensive teachers' notes. Each section is broken up into three parts; story, explore and challenge, which include interactive activities, quizzes and mythology. It is possible for teachers to locate resources via chapter, topic or by historical skill.

BBC Bitesize - KS2 History - Indus Valley

KS2 History Indus Valley learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers.

Lesson Plans Overview | The Story of India - For Teachers | PBS

A list of lesson plans for The Story of India, exploring indian history - the first lessons are the most appropriate for a study of Ancient India.


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