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India Unit

Ancient India Complete Unit Plan Lesson & Activity Set History 5-8
Grade levels 5th – 8th, Homeschool (mostly used with 6th)
Subjects:  Social Studies – History, Ancient History, World History
Description

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, and 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 8 parts and includes a scope and sequence for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION – a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.

⚡Ancient India Investigation!

II. GEOGRAPHY – Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!

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

III. VOCABULARY – Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!

⚡Vocabulary of Ancient India Vocabulary Bundle.

IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION – NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:

⚡Brand new, graphically rich, PowerPoint Notes!

⚡Two Page Printable Notes with Graphic Organizers that are interchangeable with PowerPoint!

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

⚡Student-Centered Big Ideas Fold-able

⚡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. Now includes a comprehension quiz and answer key!

⚡ Doodle World History Summary Activity. Fun creative note-taking graphic organizer that allows students to detail the 6 key “big idea” concepts.

V. ACTIVITIES – Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information. This bundle 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. An engaging 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!

☀️12. What’s Your Destiny?-Close reading and fun comprehension game. Students read and compete in a displayed class game board. Winning students choose a fictitious destiny that is shared with the class!

☀️13. Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Resource Pack

☀️14. Jingle Mingle Fun Review Interactive – Students mingle about the room finding partners. When the music stops, students address essential learning questions together!

VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDES – Includes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.

⚡Big Ideas Intro and Resource Set

⚡A Folding Key Concept Review/Assessment Interactive Notebook Resource Pack. Students support a claim with evidence from the text or research (a condensed version is included with over 60 templates).

VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW – These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:

⚡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.

VIII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS – Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!

Note that this bundle includes the printable versions of the activities listed above!

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!