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In this chapter, you'll learn answers to questions including:
- How did indigenous culture form the basis for civilization in Ancient India?
- What were the beliefs and cultural traditions of Indus Valley Aryans?
- What are the 'Three Pillars of Indian Society'?
- How did early religious practices in India affect its inhabitants?
- What are the three main Indian worship traditions?
1. Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism
This lesson will explore the founding of Buddhism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama. It will also highlight nirvana, asceticism, the concept of a bodhisattva, and the Bodhi tree.
2. Ancient India: Indigenous Culture & Outside Influences
This lesson will explore the history of ancient India. It will focus on the Harappan culture, their mixing with the Aryans, and the beginnings of the Hindu faith.
3. Three Pillars of Indian Society: Village, Caste & Family
This lesson will explain the three pillars of Indian society. They are the village, the caste system, and the family. In doing so, it will explore the different individual castes as well as describing joint families.
4. Indus Valley Civilization: Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro
In this lesson, we will explore the mysterious Indus Valley civilization, which was located in modern Pakistan and reached its high point between about 2500 BCE and 1900 BCE.
5. The Aryans in the Indus Valley: Texts, Castes & Beliefs
In this lesson, we will explore the Aryans of the Indus Valley. We will learn about their arrival in the valley, their social customs, their major texts, and their religious beliefs.
6. Lord Mahavira & the Jain Religion
This lesson will explain the history and the beliefs of Jainism. In doing this, it will highlight the life of Lord Mahavira as well as define the terms 'moksha' and 'Tirthankara.'
7. Early Religion in India: Hinduism & Buddhism
This lesson will explore the founding of Hinduism and Buddhism. It will cover the basic beliefs of Hinduism and the life of Siddhartha Gautama, and the presence of both religions in modern day India.
8. The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts
In this lesson, we will study India's Mauryan Empire. We will learn about its rulers, explore its government and economy, delve into its religious life, and examine its decline and disappearance.
9. Indian Worship Traditions: Vishnu, Shiva & Devi
This lesson will explain Hinduism's polytheistic worship of Vishnu, Shiva, and Devi. In doing so, it will explore their roles as preserver, destroyer, and protective mother of the universe.
10. Native American Reparations
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11. Akbar the Great: Achievements & Biography
In the 1500s, Akbar the Great was the third leader of the Mughal Empire, which he successfully governed and expanded over the course of his reign. He brought many great changes to his empire that positively affected the cultural, political and economic growth of his people.
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Other chapters within the High School World History: Help and Review course
- Foundational Concepts of World History: Help and Review
- Geography: Help and Review
- Major Belief Systems of the World: Help and Review
- Early Civilization of World History: Help and Review
- Ancient Civilizations in the Near East: Help and Review
- Early Chinese Civilization: Help and Review
- Asian History (1000-1300 CE): Help and Review
- History of Ancient Greece in World History: Help and Review
- Hellenism and the Athenian Achievement in World History: Help and Review
- The Rise of the Roman Republic in World History: Help and Review
- History of the Fall of Rome: Help and Review
- The Rise of Christianity: Help and Review
- The Eastern Mediterranean: Help and Review
- Introduction to the Dark Ages: Help and Review
- African History: Help and Review
- The Early Middle Ages in World History: Help and Review
- The Medieval Warm Period in World History: Help and Review
- The High Middle Ages in World History: Help and Review
- Pre-European Civilizations in North America: Help and Review
- The Late Middle Ages in World History: Help and Review
- The Renaissance in World History: Help and Review
- The Age of Exploration in World History: Help and Review
- The Reformation Across Europe: Help and Review
- The Elizabethan Era in World History: Help and Review
- Colonialism: Help and Review
- The Enlightenment & World Revolutions: Help and Review
- World War I: Help and Review
- Between the World Wars: Help and Review
- World War II: Help and Review
- The Cold War: Help and Review
- Post War Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa: Help and Review
- Latin America Since 1900: Help and Review
- The 21st Century: Help and Review
- Dynastic Empires of Eurasia: Help and Review