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Ch 7: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 7: Asia's Classical Age

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The Asia's Classical Age chapter of this Harcourt Social Studies - World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with Asia's Classical Age. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Asia's Classical Age textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Aryan invasions
  • Life and teachings of Buddha
  • The Maurya Empire
  • King Ashoka
  • The Gupta Dynasty
  • The Classical Age of India
  • Ancient Chinese Shang and Zhou Dynasties
  • Confucius
  • The Qin and Han Dynasties
  • Role of the silk roads in connecting trade

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11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Harcourt Social Studies - World History Chapter 7: Asia's Classical Age
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Significance of Aryan Invasions to India

1. Significance of Aryan Invasions to India

Unlike any invasion to threaten India, the Aryans forever changed Indian culture, religious life, and even its languages. This lesson talks about the Aryans before they arrived in India, as well as the major cultural attributes of their society.

Buddha: Life & Moral Teachings

2. Buddha: Life & Moral Teachings

With hundreds of millions of believers, Buddhism is one of the most influential religious traditions in the world. Learn more about its founder, his surprising early life and his basic teachings.

The Growth of the Maurya Empire

3. The Growth of the Maurya Empire

Almost immediately following the collapse of Alexander the Great's empire, the Mauryan Empire stretched from the limits of Alexander's frontiers well into the southernmost parts of India. Learn more about the Mauryan Empire in this lesson.

King Ashoka & the First Unification of India

4. King Ashoka & the First Unification of India

While often thought of as one of the most peaceful kings in history, Ashoka had a bloodthirsty past and a family heritage to match. Learn more about this king and his influence on Buddhism.

The Gupta Dynasty in India: Leaders & Arabic Numerals

5. 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.

The Classical Age of India

6. The Classical Age of India

India, like all civilizations, has a classical age that defined social and cultural traditions. In this lesson, we will explore the Classical Age of India and see how it set the tone for Indian life for centuries to come.

Ancient China: Shang & Zhou Dynasties

7. 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.

Confucius: Biography & Teachings

8. Confucius: Biography & Teachings

The teachings of Confucius have been among the most enduring in history, acting as a guide for literally billions of people. This lesson explains his early life and the inspiration that started it all.

The Qin Dynasty in China: The Great Wall & Legalism

9. 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

10. 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.

The Silk Roads During the Han Dynasty & The Roman Empire

11. The Silk Roads During the Han Dynasty & The Roman Empire

The Silk Roads connected some of the most diverse cultures in history, as well as providing a link between the superpowers of 2,000 years ago. Learn more about the route that connected the Han Dynasty and Imperial Rome.

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