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Ch 3: Glencoe World History Chapter 3: India & China

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The India & China chapter of this Glencoe World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with China and India. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the India & China textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe World History India & China chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the Chinese and Indian topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Aryans in the Indus Valley
  • Origins of Hinduism
  • Laws of Manu and the Hindu caste system
  • Four goals of Hindu life
  • Founding of Buddhism
  • Mauryan Empire in India
  • India's Gupta Dynasty
  • Indian science, culture, trade and religions
  • Ancient China civilizations
  • Confucianism
  • The Chinese Zhou, Qin and Han dynasties
  • The Great Wall

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14 Lessons in Chapter 3: Glencoe World History Chapter 3: India & China
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The Aryans in the Indus Valley: Texts, Castes & Beliefs

1. 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.

The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

2. The Origins of Hinduism: the Indus River Valley & the Harappa Culture

This lesson will seek to explain the origins of Hinduism. Highlighting the Harappa culture and the Vedic period, it will also explore the Hindu beliefs in Moksha and Brahman.

Hindu Castes and the Laws of Manu

3. Hindu Castes and the Laws of Manu

This lesson will seek to explain the complex Hindu castes of Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra, and the Untouchables. It will also highlight the Laws of Manu.

The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha

4. The Four Goals of Hindu Life: Kama, Artha, Dharma & Moksha

This lesson will seek to explain the four permissible goals of Hindu life. In doing so, it will define the ancient concepts of kama, artha, dharma and moksha.

Gautama Buddha: The Founding of Buddhism

5. 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.

Buddhism: The Middle Way to Enlightenment

6. Buddhism: The Middle Way to Enlightenment

This lesson will explore the term 'Middle Way' as an alternate name for Buddhism. In doing so, it will highlight Siddhartha Gautama as the founder of Buddhism, while also detailing his belief in the Eightfold Path.

The Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

7. 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.

The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

8. The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

In this lesson, we will explore India's Gupta dynasty. We will learn about its founding and expansion, discover the achievements of its people, and examine its decline and disappearance.

Indian Religions, Culture, Science & Trade

9. Indian Religions, Culture, Science & Trade

India has had a massive impact on the world, from being the birthplace of two popular religions to being the origin for many of the most important scientific discoveries in history.

Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

10. Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

In this lesson, we will study the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. We will pay close attention to the founding, major accomplishments and characteristics, and decline of these dynasties.

The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

11. The Founding of Confucianism: Overview & Influence

This lesson will explain the origins of Confucianism by highlighting the life and times of Master Kung, known today as Confucius. In doing so, it will focus on feudalism in China as well as the principle of jen.

Taoism & Legalism in the Chinese Zhou Dynasty

12. Taoism & Legalism in the Chinese Zhou Dynasty

While Confucianism remained the most dominant philosophy to emerge from China during the Zhou period, two other philosophies, Taoism and Legalism, offered different approaches to how to best live in the world.

The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

13. The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

In this lesson, we will explore the short-lived but powerful Qin Dynasty of China. We will examine the dynasty's founding, life under Qin rule, the Qin legacy, and the downfall of the Qin.

The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

14. The Han Dynasty in China: Characteristics, Wu Ti & Xiongnu

In this lesson, we will explore China's Han dynasty. We will discover the ups and downs of its history and learn about some of its major characteristics and accomplishments.

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