ERIC Number: ED434850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Ancient India Unit. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad, 1998 (India).
This unit of study on ancient India is geared to last about four weeks or 20 school days and is appropriate for secondary school students. The unit provides a day-by-day program, beginning with an introduction to the material on the first day which opens with an Indian poem, "Six Blind Men and the Elephant," and a slide presentation. Days 2-4 consider the Indus Valley Civilization Learning Centers; Day 5 ("Early Civilization in India) includes student preparation of a visual organizer. The topic on Day 6 is "Origins of Hinduism: Indus Valley Civilization and Aryan Invasion and the Vedas," while Day 7's topic is "Origins of Hinduism: Ascetics and the Upanishads. Days 8-9 are centered on an "Introduction to Hindu Mythology," while Days 10-11 concern the "Ramayana." Days 12-13 focus on the "6th Century B.C. Indian Movements: Jainism and Buddhism"; Day 14 features the "Caste System." Day 15 considers "Asoka: A Great Buddhist Ruler," while Day 16 considers "The Golden Age of India." Days 17-20 are concerned with "Closure." A 14-item bibliography is included, as are many illustrations and copies of the readings. (BT)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United States Educational Foundation in India.
Identifiers - Location: India