Ch 3: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient India

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India has a historical record that dates back for thousands of years. This chapter of the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies review course allows your child to brush up on their knowledge of ancient India before they take the ISTEP+ exam.

ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient India - Chapter Summary

This collection of video lessons in the ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies course provides your child with a comprehensive guide to the origins of India and gives them the chance to prepare for related questions on the ISTEP+ exam. Along with the indigenous cultures that called India home, they will be looking at the following topics:

  • Outside influences on indigenous cultures
  • The three pillars of Indian society
  • Indus Valley civilization
  • The Aryans in the Indus Valley
  • The Mauryan Empire
  • The Gupta Dynasty

These video lessons have all been designed to be viewed not just on computers but mobile devices too, making it simple for your child to take their studies with them wherever they go. If they have any extra questions about any of the material in the chapter, they can contact the history experts at Study.com using the dashboard feature.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: ISTEP+ Grade 7 Social Studies: Ancient India
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Ancient India: Indigenous Culture & Outside Influences

1. 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.

Three Pillars of Indian Society: Village, Caste & Family

2. 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.

Indus Valley Civilization: Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro

3. 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.

The Aryans in the Indus Valley: Texts, Castes & Beliefs

4. 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 Mauryan Empire in India: Rulers & Edicts

5. 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

6. 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.

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