ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Ancient Indian civilization (approximately 3200 BCE to 300 BCE) emerged in the Indus River valley about the same time as ancient Egypt and ancient Mesopotamia emerged. The flooding of the Indus River allowed an agricultural culture to thrive.
- More than 3,000 years ago invading Aryan armies conquered the Indus people. The Aryans were a military people and were not farmers. The Aryans imposed their culture, including religion, upon the Indus people. The Hindu religion is a result of the blending of Indus and Aryan beliefs.
- Hinduism became a way of life which was built on a structured class system of castes, included celebrations like Diwali, and influenced all parts of life.
- Buddhism also developed as a religion in Ancient India following the thoughts and beliefs of a prince named Siddhartha. Siddhartha shared lessons and stories about helping others which impacted many people, including the powerful King Asoka, who became Buddhist and promoted Buddhism.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about Ancient India, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about Ancient India are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.