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Curriculum

 

A chronological listing of topics for inclusion in several lesson plans on India. Please see the accompanying slide show for maps and related pictures of historical monuments that will augment the lesson plans.

    1. INDIA IN 9/10 GLOBAL STUDIES CURRICULUM:
        1. Ancient History- c.500 C.E.
          • Indus Valley Civilization
          • Mauryan Empire
          • Ancient Indian Ocean Long Distance Trade
          • Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism (VARANASI)
        2. Post Classic History- c.500-1500C.E.
          • DELHI SULTANATE- (DELHI)
        3. Early Modern History- c.1500-c.1800C.E.
          • Early Modern Indian Ocean Trade-
          • Portuguese Goa (GOA)
          • Voyages of Zheng He
          • Mughal Empire
          • BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY- ? (KOLKATA)
          • 7 YEARS WAR- ?
          • SIKHISM- ?
        4. Modern History- c. 1800- 2000C.E.
          • Congress Party
          • Opium Wars
          • Sepoy Rebellion

          • Gandhi
          • Amritsar Massacre
          • 1947 (Independence)

          • Kashmir
          • Nehru
          • Sikhs

          • Tamils
          • MESPOT CAMPAIGN- WW 1- ?
    2. MOST TESTED GLOBAL HISTORY THEMES FROM THE FIRST 29 REGENTS EXAMS:
      • Imperialism, Nationalism and Self Determination
      • Global Market and Long Distance Trade
      • Human Geography
      • Cultural Diffusion and Westernization
      • Early Civilization
      • Industrial Revolution
      • Revolution
      • Absolutism and Cross- Regional War

 

  1. MODEL LESSON- QUTB MINAR IN WORLD HISTORY CONTEXT
    1. Background-
      1. Qutb Minar was built from 1193C.E. to 1386C.E. in Delhi
      2. Qutb Minar was built by the first Muslim ruler of India during the Delhi Sultanate
      3. Muslim rulers came from Central Asia and patterned the Minar after the minaret of Jam in Afghanistan
      4. Qutb Minar Complex was built on top of the citadel of the last Hindu rulers of India that contained 27 Hindu and Jain temples
      5. Much of the material for the Qutb Minar were taken from destroyed Hindu and Jain Temples
    2. Student Activities
      • Students open their World History theme notebook section- containing previously taught themes and examples
      • Students work in pairs
      • Students look at pictures of the Qutb Minar identifying examples of World History Themes
      • Student feedback of themes and examples
      • Class discussion of similar examples from World History
      • Students start homework – thesis statement for this essay- Compare/ Contrast the Qutb Minar and the Dome of the Rock