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Table of Contents
  1. Building a Base of Knowledge   6. Science and Technology
       Overview and Timelines, Indus Valley Civilization, Aryan to Gupta Dynasties, Muslim to Mughal Empires, Legacy        Writing, Math and Science, Architecture, Indian Arts
  2. Daily Life   7. The Economy, Trade, and Travel
       Daily Life, Education, Caste System, Medicine, Fairs and Festivals, Sports and Games        The Ecomony, Trade, Travelers
  3. Farming and Food   8. Geography, Climate and Wildlife
       Farming, Food        Geography, Climate, Wildlife
  4. Religious Beliefs   9. Videos, Images, PowerPoints and Podcasts
       Pre-Hindu Beliefs, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism        Videos, Images, PowerPoints, Podcasts
  5. Government and Law   10. Webquests and More
       Government, Law        WebQuests, Fun, Museums, Tasks
 
11.Miscellaneous Resources
 
   

1. Building a Base of Knowledge
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Overview and Timelines
1. A very brief history of India (indax.com)
2. Who were the ancient Indian people? (Horace Mann Middle School, San Francisco, California, USA)
3. The land and its people (Washington State University)
4. India 10 minute video - resize for improved video quality (youtube.com)
5. Middle East Cultures (Minnesota State University, USA)
 
6. India and Southern Asia chronology (David Koeller, thenagain.com)
7. Timeline of Indian history - to modern times (kamat.com)
8. Timeline of Indian history (wikipedia.org)
 
9. Comparing histories - timelines for Mesopotamia, India and China (WW Norton Publishers)
10. Comparing histories - timelines for India, China, Japan (Cora Agatucci, Central Oregon Community College, USA)
11. Historic maps of India 22 maps (mapsofindia.com)
12. Collapse: why do civilizations fail? (learner.org)
 
 
 
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Indus Valley Civilizations - 4000 to 2000 BCE
1. Indus Valley or Harappan civilization: 2600 to 1700 BCE (The British Museum, U.K.)
2. The Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa (mrdowling.com)
3. The Indus Valley civilization (The BBC, U.K.)
4. Harappan civilization (historyforkids.org)
5. Ancient river valley civilizations: PowerPoint presentation - go to slide 43 (worldofteaching.com)
6. Early civilizations of India: PowerPoint presentation (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
7. Indus Valley to the Aryans: PowerPoint presentation (East Tennessee State University, USA)
8. Indus Valley civilization (harappa.com)
9. Historic Taxila (Ministry of Culture, Pakistan)
10. Harappa and the Indus civilization: 2600 to 1700 BCE (Washington State University)
11. Indus Valley civilization (wikipedia.org)
12. Indus valley civilization: 4 minute video - resize for improved video quality (youtube.com)
 
 
 
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Aryan to Gupta Dynasties - 1500 BCE to 550 CE
1. Aryan migration (historyforkids.org)
2. Aryan migration (historyforkids.org)
3. Aryan or Verdic civilization: 1700 to 300 BCE (Washington State University)
4. The myth of the Aryan invasion of India (David Frawley hindunet.org)
   
5. Alexander the Great in India (historyforkids.org)
6. Alexander the Great (Skip Knox, Boise State University, Idaho, USA)
7. The conquests of Alexander the Great: (Washington State University)
8. Alexander in India (webarchieve.org)
9. More about Alexander the Great (Courtenay Middle School, BC, Canada)
 
10. Mauryan India (historyforkids.org)
11. Chandragupta (David Koeller, thenagain.com)
12. The Mauryan Empire (kamat.com)
13. Asoka (David Koeller, thenagain.com)
14. The edicts of King Asoka (Ven S. Dhammika, Colorado State University, USA)
15. The Maurya Empire and a Dark Age (Frank E. Smith)
16. The Mauryans: 321 to 185 BCE (Washington State University)
17. Maurya Empire (wikipedia.org)
18. The Maurya-Gupta Empires: PowerPoint presentation (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
19. The Maurya Elephant Army: 5 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
 
20. Guptan Empire (historyforkids.org)
21. Post-Guptan Golden Age (historyforkids.org)
22. The Gupta Dynasty #1 (kamat.com)
23. The Gupta dynasty #2: 320 - 550 CE (Washington State University)
24. The Gupta Empire and Hinduism (Frank E. Smith)
25. Gupta Empire (wikipedia.org)
26. Cholla rule 850-1279 CE: e-textbook (Ministry of Education, Tamil Nadu, India)
27. Spread of Indian culture in other countries: go to page 157 - e-textbook (Ministry of Education, Tamil Nadu, India)
 
 
 
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Muslim India to the Mughal Empire
1. Muslim India (historyforkids.org)
2. Muslim India (Microsoft Encarta)
3. The beginning of the Delhi Sultanate (David Koeller, thenagain.com)
4. Delhi Sultanate (encyclopedia.com)
5. Tamerlane (Microsoft Encarta)
6. Timur (encyclopedia.com)
7. Timur - "The Diplomacy of the Sons" (Caroline Stone, Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
8. Timur - Tamerlane (Frank E. Smith)
   
9. The Moguls (mrdowling.com)
10. The Mughal Empire (bbc.co.uk)
11. The Mughals: start with "Early History" (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA)
12. When the Moguls ruled (kamat.com)
13. The Mughal Empire (Microsoft Encarta)
14. Map of the Mughal Empire (Microsoft Encarta)
15. When the Moguls ruled (kamat.com)
16. The Mughals (Richard Hooker, Washington State University, USA)
17. Dynasties - The Mughal Empire #5 (islamicarchitecture.org)
18. The Mughal family line (islamicart.com)
19. The advent of the Europeans: e-textbook (Ministry of Education, Tamil Nadu, India)
   
   
 
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Legacy
1. The legacy of India: pdf file (eduplace.com)
2. The Mughal legacy (edwebproject.org)
3. Islamic heritage of India (kamat.com)
4. Legacy of Islamic Empires through their arts (islamicart.com)
5. Ancient India facts (Government of India)
   
   
 
2. Daily Life
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Daily Life
1. Daily life: 3000-1500 BCE (crystalinks.com)
2. Daily life - Indus Valley Civilization: 3000-1500 BCE (Mr. Donn's Ancient History)
3. Life in the Indus Valley - a story (Joyce and David Mollet)
4. Daily life - Aryan Civilization: 1500-500 BCE (Mr. Donn's Ancient History)
5. Daily life - Gupta Dynasty: (Mr. Donn's Ancient History)
6. Indian clothing (historyforkids.com)
   
   
 
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Education
1. Gurukulas - education in Ancient India (Preethi Sekhar, cicsworld.org)
2. Education in Karnataka through the ages: e-book (Jyotsna Kamat, kamat.com)
3. Chapter 6 - Community education (Jyotsna Kamat, kamat.com)
4. Chapter 11 - Education among Muslims (Jyotsna Kamat, kamat.com)
5. Chapter 7 - Vocational education (Jyotsna Kamat, kamat.com)
6. Chapter 9 - Physical education (Jyotsna Kamat, kamat.com)
7. India's first university - Nalanda 500 A.D. (Nalanda University, India)
 
   
 
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Caste System
1. The caste system #1 (mrdowling.com)
2. The untouchables (mrdowling.com)
3. Castes (historyforkids.com)
4. Indian caste system (Glencoe Publishers)
5. Castes (Microsoft Encarta)
   
   
 
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Medicine
1. Indus Valley - medicine (thinkquest.org)
2. Ayurveda medicine (Ministry of Health, Government of India)
3. Medical students' oath (A Menon & H.F. Haberman, Journal of Medical History)
4. Sushruta - "father of surgery" (wikipedia.org)
5. History of Medicine in India and Burma (National Institutes of Health, USA)
6. Military surgery in Ancient India (D.P. Agarwal, indianscience.org)
7. Legacy of Sushrutha's in Ancient India: PowerPoint presentation (Anil Pande, Chennai, India)
   
8. Hospitals in Ancient India: pdf (D.P. Agarwal & Manikant Shah, indianscience.org)
   
 
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Fairs and Festivals
1. Modern festivals in India (Government of India)
2. Modern fairs and festivals in India (itopc.org)
3. Festivals in India: check section in middle of page MAJOR FESTIVALS OF INDIA (indiantravelportal.com)
4. Modern celebrations - the festival of Holi: 14 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
5. Diwali festival (ruchiskitchen.com)
6. Divali - the story behind the festival: PowerPoint presentation (Woodlands Junior School, UK)
   
7. Classic music of India (Horace Mann Middle School, San Francisco, California, USA)
8. Hindustani classical music (artindia.net)
9. Indian classical music (wikipedia.org)
10. Indian musical instruments (indianmelody.com)
   
   
 
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Sports and Games
1. Ancient Indian games (historyforkids.org)
2.Sports and recreation in Ancient India (Horace Mann Middle School, San Francisco, California, USA)
3. Sports and games in Ancient India (crystalinks.com)
4. Traditional games (indiapress.org)
5. Traditional sports of India (punjabilok.com)
   
   
3. Farming and Food (also see Climate below)
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Farming
1. Agriculture fact page (The British Museum, U.K.)
2. Food and farming resources (The British Museum, U.K.)
3. Agriculture - map (Harper College, Illinois, USA)
4. Agriculture - an introduction (thinkquest.org)
5. Farming in early India (historylink101.com)
6. Development of agriculture (Agropolis Museum, France)
7. Toy carts in the Indus Valley (Columbia University, NY, USA)
8. The first farming tools (Tokai University, Japan)
   
9. Spices of India (indichef.com)
10. Spice (wikipedia.org)
11. The Kerala spice lands (pbs.org)
12. Spices and history: text or PowerPoint presentation (Purdue University, USA)
13. Citric fruits - lemons, limes, oranges (soupsong.com)
   
12. Textile tradition of India (culturalindia.net)
13. Textiles (culturopedia.com)
14. Cotton - a history (plantcultures.org)
15. Cotton (south-asian.com)
16. Birthplace of cotton (internationalconcepts.net)
17. Ancient fashion in India (indolink.com)
18. Samples of cloth, textiles, used in trade (textilearts.com)
   
19. History of irrigation development (Government of India)
20. Grand Anicut dam (Government of India)
21. Stepwells (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
22. Water temples in India (designflute.wordpress.com)
23. Abhaneri - stepwell: 1 minute video (indiavideo.org)
   
   
 
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Food
1. Indian food (historyforkids.com)
2. Food of Ancient India (Horace Mann Middle School, San Francisco, California, USA)
3. Food of classical India - 300 to 600 AD (thinkquest.org)
4. Food timeline (Lynne Oliver)
5. Food of classical India - 300 to 600 AD (thinkquest.org)
   
   
4. Religious Beliefs
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Pre-Hindu Beliefs
1. The pre-Vedic age (Washington State University)
2. The Vedantic age (Washington State University)
   
   
 
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Hinduism
1. Early Hinduism (The British Museum, UK)
2. Hinduism #1 (mrdowling.com)
3. Hinduism #3 (historyforkids.org)
4. Hinduism #2 (the BBC)
5. Hinduism - the Vedas (Washington State University)
6. Religions of the World - Hinduism: 28 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
   
   
 
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Buddhism
1. Buddha (The British Museum, UK)
2. Buddhism #1 (mrdonn.org)
3. Buddhism #2 (historyforkids.org)
4. An introduction to Buddhism (C. George Boeree, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania, USA)
5. Buddhism #3 (The BBC, UK)
6. Buddhism #4 (the Buddhist Society)
7. Buddhism chronology (David Koeller, thenagain.com)
8. Buddhism: PowerPoint presentation (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
   
   
 
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Islam
1. Islam: at a glance(The BBC, UK)
2. Islam: introduction (thinkquest.org)
3. Basic articles of faith (The BBC, UK)
4. Islam (The BBC, UK)
5. Muslims (Columbia Encyclopedia)
6. The Gist of Islam (muslim-canada.org)
   
   
 
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Jainism
1. Introduction to Jainism (kamat.com)
2. Jainism (The BBC, UK)
3. Book of Good Conduct: the Acaranga Sutra (thenagain.info)
4. Jainism potpourri (kamat.com)
5. Jainism and Buddhism (Washington State University, USA)
   
   
 
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Sikhism
1. Sikhism (the BBC)
2. Introduction to Sikhism #1 (sikhs.org)
3. Introduction to Sikhism #2 (sikhnet.com)
4. Introduction to Sikhism (kamat.com)
5. Who are the Sikhs?: as an pdf file, but also available as a 20 meg PowerPoint Presentation (sikhlink.net)
6. Worlds of Faith - Sikhism: 14 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
   
   
5. Government and Law
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Government
1. Ancient India government (culturalindia.net)
2. Dynasties and leaders in Southern India (kamat.com)
3. Pallava administration in Tamil Nadu (Ministry of Education, Tamil Nadu, India)
4. Mogul rulers (kamat.com)
5. The Mughal administration and nobility (encarta.msn.com)
6. The Mughal administration (Columbia University, New York, USA)
   
   
 
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Law
1. King Asoka's rock edicts: c275 BCE (Fordham University USA)
2. Arthashastras: c250 BCE (Fordham University USA)
3. Laws of Manu: c200-100 BCE (admiraltylawguide.com)
4. 200 BC - Laws of Manu (duhaime.org)
   
   
6. Technology and Arts
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Writing
1. Indian writing systems (The British Museum)
2. Indian languages and writing (historyforkids.org)
3. Earliest writing (The BBC, UK)
4. Sanskrit (omniglot.com)
5. South Asian writing systems (ancientscripts.com)
   
   
 
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Math and Science
1. Indian mathematics (historyforkids.com)
2. Ancient India - science and medicine (crystalinks.com)
3. Indus Valley - Mathematics introduction (thinkquest.org)
4. Index of Mathematicians from Ancient India (University of St. Andrews Scotland, UK)
5. Indian mathematics - redressing the balance (Ian G. Pearce, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK)
6. History of zero: PowerPoint presentation (T. Vigneswaren, Agder University College, Norway)
7. Math and culture - the Indus Valley: 30 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
8. Mathematics in Ancient India: pdf file (Amartya Kumar Dutta, ISI, Kolkata, India)
   
9. Indian science and mathematics (historyforkids.com)
10. The Sciences of Ancient India (library.thinkquest.org)
11. "Iron and Steel in Ancient Times" (by Vagn Fabritius Buchwald and found at books.google.ca)
   
 
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Architecture
1. Indian architecture (historyforkids.org)
2. Mauryan architecture (historyforkids.org)
3. Guptan architecture (historyforkids.org)
4. Medieval Indian architecture (historyforkids.org)
5. Muslim-Indian architecture (historyforkids.org)
6. Construction (thinkquest.org)
7. Construction materials (thinkquest.org)
   
8. Ancient Indian architecture (culturalindia.net)
9. Architecture (Vinay Lal, UCLA, USA)
10. Indian rock cut architecture (wikipedia.org)
11. Indian forts (culturalindia.net)
12. Pictures of the Taj Mahal (kamat.com)
13. Want more? Search alltheweb for pictures of the Taj Mahal
14. Taj Mahal - Heaven on Earth: 25 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
15. Examples of Indian architecture (Arch Net, Digital Library)
   
   
 
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Indian Arts
1. Indian art (historyforkids.com)
2. India - the living arts (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
3. Art of India (Sweet Briar College, Virginia USA)
   
4. Indian sculpture (indiannetzone.com)
5. Ancient India - rock sculptures (asianinfo.org)
6. Rock carvings at Mahabhalipuram - 700 BCE (WW Norton Publishers)
7. Rock carvings at Mahabhalipuram: images (webshots.com)
8. Rock painting in the Indus Valley (University of Heildelberg, Germany)
   
9. Indian paintings (culturalindia.net)
9. Paintings of Indian gods and goddesses: contains slideshow link (saigan.com)
10. What is a mandala? (mandalaproject.org)
11. Sand mandala tales and art (askasia.org)
12. Rangoli (culturalindia.net)
13. Geometry of Mandala through coloring (edupics.com)
14. Mandala (wikipedia.org)
15. Various art and craft images (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
   
   
7. The Economy, Trade and Travel
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Indian Economy
1. Economics of the Indus Valley Civilization (California State University, Chico)
2. Subsistence economy in 10,000 BCE (The British Museum, UK)
3. Economy of the Indus Valley (Microsoft Encarta)
4. Economy of the Indus people (indiannetzone.com)
   
   
 
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Trade
1. Maritime trade with the west (Tokai University, Japan)
2. Harappan trade routes (Columbia University, NY, USA)
3. Trade by river and sea (Columbia University, NY, USA)
4. Ancient maritime sea route (nabataea.net)
5. Trade routes First Century C.E. (The Dalton School)
6. Map of China's trade routes Eighth Century C.E. (The Dalton School)
   
6. The Indian Ocean and global trade - a map (Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
7. The Indian Ocean and global trade - a timeline (Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
8. Flash map of trade routes between Europe and Asia (library.thinkquest.org)
   
9. Trade #1 (socialstudiesforkids.com)
10. Trade routes between Europe and Asia (Metropolitan Museum, New York)
11. A history of the Indian Navy (Indian Navy, Government of India)
12. Trade #2 (The British Museum, UK)
13. Crafts (The British Museum, UK)
14. Ancient trade city found (The British Museum, UK)
   
15. Ancient Indian trade (dickran.net)
   
16. Tea and horse caravan road (Silk Road Foundation)
17. Iron working in India (archaeologyonline.net)
   
18. Trade and travel in the First Century (Fordham University, NY, USA)
19. Europe and the age of exploration - Part One: 30 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
20. European trade with Mughal India (san.beck.org)
21. Trade during the Mughal Empire (tanap.net)
   
   
 
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Travelers
1. Hiun-Tsiang (Huen Tsang) from China 7th Century (kamat.com)
2. Al-Biruni from Persia 10th Century (kamat.com)
   
3. The explorer - Marco Polo (Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
   
4. The traveler - Ibn Battuta (Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
5. Ibn Battuta - The Journeys (saudiaramcoworld.com)
6. Ibn Battuta - the great traveler (ummah.org)
7. Travel by ship (San Francisco Unified School District USA)
   
8. The admiral - Zheng He (Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
9. Zheng He (Cheng Ho) - Chinese mariner (chinapage.com)
10. Zheng He (Sanboa) (discoverychannelasia.com)
   
11. The navigator - Ahmed Ibn Majid (Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
12. Prince Henry - The Navigator (mrdowling.com)
   
13. The coming of the Portugese (Saudi Aramco World Magazine)
14. Vasco da Gama arrives in India (indhistory.com)
15. European exploration Vasco da Gama (University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
16. Sidi Ali Reis - 16th Century traveler (Fordham University, NY, USA)
17. St. Francis Xavier - letter from India 1543 (Fordham University, NY, USA)
   
   
8. Geography, Climate, and Wildlife
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Geography
1. Geography of India (The British Museum, UK)
2. Resources of Ancient India (The British Museum, UK)
3. Subcontinent of India (mrdowling.com)
4. Pakistan and Bangladesh (mrdowling.com)
5. Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan (mrdowling.com)
6. Geography (Government of India)
7. Geography of the states and regions of India (kamat.com)
8. The Himalayan Mountains (Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, USA)
9. The geography of the Indian subcontinent: PowerPoint presentation (Susan M. Pojer, Horace Greeley HS, Chappaqua NY, USA)
10. Geography's impact on history: e-textbook (Ministry of Education, Tamil Nadu, India)
   
11. Historic maps of India (mapsofindia.com)
12. Atlas of some Indian Empires (Washington State University, USA)
13. Map of the Mauryan Empire (Ashoka's Empire): 321 to 185 BCE (india-history.com)
14. Map of the Gupta Empire: 320 - 550 CE (india-history.com)
15. Map of India in the 700s (fsmitha.com)
16. Mughal Empire in 1600 (india-history.com)
17. Mughal Empire in 1700 (india-history.com)
   
   
 
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Climate
1. Climate in India (The British Museum, UK)
2. Environment of India (historyforkids.com)
3. The Monsoon (mrdowling.com)
4. Monsoon (encarta.msn.com)
5. Indian weather (pbs.org)
6. Indian Ocean Monsoon (University of California, Santa Barbara)
7. Natural World - Monsoon (National Geographic, USA)
8. South Asia - land and resources: 21 minute video - requires password (discoveryeducation.com)
9. Winds and climate: e-textbook (Ministry of Education, Tamil Nadu, India)
   
   
 
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Wildlife
1. Indian wildlife:use this list to do further research on wildlife or wildlife sanctuaries (indianwildlife.org)
2. Indian wildlife sanctuaries (indianwildliferesorts.com)
3. Wildlife sanctuaries of Pakistan (wildlifeofpakistan.com)
4. Wildlife of Pakistan (wildlifeofpakistan.com)
   
   
9. Videos, Images, PowerPoints and Podcasts
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Videos
1. India Invented - Part One - Exploring History (arvindguptatoys.com/films.html)
2. India Invented - Part Two - Dawn of Civilization (arvindguptatoys.com/films.html)
3. India Invented - Part Three - Age of Enlightenment (arvindguptatoys.com/films.html)
4. Identity of India - Indian Science and Technology - Part One (arvindguptatoys.com/films.html)
5. Identity of India - Indian Science and Technology - Part Two (arvindguptatoys.com/films.html)
6. Sphinx of India (archaeologychannel.org)
7. Iron smelting in Ancient India (archaeologychannel.org)
8. Tamil culture in Ancient India (archaeologychannel.org)
9. Many faces of the Taj Mahal (revver.com)
10. Mixed videos (indiavideo.org)
   
   
 
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Images
1. Indus Valley civilization (harappa.com)
2. A walk around Harappa (harappa.com)
3. World art treasures - India: use translation programs at bottom of this page (Berger Foundation, Switzerland)
4. Modern photographs of India (shunya.net)
5. Misc gallery of images (thinkquest.org)
   
   
 
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PowerPoints
1. Ancient India and China (authorstream.com)
1a. Ancient India and China: review to accompany PowerPoint above (authorstream.com)
2. India - summary (authorstream.com)
3. South Asian - World Cultures (authorstream.com)
4. South Asian Introduction (authorstream.com)
   
   
 
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Podcasts/Videocasts
1. Indus River Valley (Middlesex Community College, Mass., USA)
2. Early Indian History: 55 minute podcast/videocast (Foreign Policy Research Institute, USA)
   
   
10. WebQuests and More
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WebQuests
1. Destination Himalayas (thinkquest.org)
2. Indus Valley Civilization webquest (Union-Endicott School District, New York USA)
3. World religions (from our colleagues at Cape Lazo Middle School Comox, BC)
4. Which World? (J. Finning, R. Heta, K. Dawson, SD 71, BC, Canada)
5. The Tibet question (Schools of California Online Resources for Education)
6. Experiencing India's caste system (Encinitas School District, California, USA)
7. Trade across the Indian Ocean - a simulation (Boston University/Natick High School USA)
   
   
 
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Fun and Interesting
1. Time warp trio - India 720 (timewarptrio.com) 
2. Himalayan hike game (pbs.org)
3. Indus challenge (British Museum, UK)
4. India and China: simple matching game (glencoe.com)
5. Ashte Kashte (gamescene.com)
6. Ludo - form of pachisi (gamespp.com)
7. Jain - Snakes and Ladders (Victoria and Albert Museum, UK)
   
8. Mandala coloring page (coloringcastle.com)
9. More Mandala coloring (edupics.com)
10. Even more Mandala coloring (123coloring.com)
   
11. Snapshot tour of India (pbs.org)
12. Exploring Himalayan art (tibetart.com)
13. Greatest places - Tibet (greatestplaces.org)
   
   
 
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Museums
1. National Museum of India (Government of India)
2. National Museum of Pakistan
3. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts: check slide shows on right (ignca.nic)
4. Indian Museum, Kolkata (Indian Museum, Calcutta)
5. Government Museum - Chennai (Government of Tamilnadu, India)
   
   
 
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Tasks and Assignments
1. Indus Valley Civilization (harappa.com)
2. Indus Valley: discussions, worksheets, and follow ups (British Museum, UK)
3. Ancient India textile project (historyforkids.com)
   
   
11. Miscellaneous Resources
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Doing Research
1. How to do research: the CMS approach: see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
2. The Research Process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
3. Why should we study history? (schoolhistory.co, U.K.)
4. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
5. A student's guide to the study of history (historyguide.org)
6. How to do history (bbc.co.uk)
7. Archaeology - excavations and techniques (bbc.co.uk)
8. How old is that? - dating techniques (Minnesota State University, USA)
9. Learn about the impact of conquests (bbc.co.uk)
10. Family histories (bbc.co.uk)
   
   
11. Sentences (actden.com)
12. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
13. Writing essays (actden.com)
14. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
15. Turning Microsoft Word into a talking word processor (Paul Hamilton, SETBC)
   
   
 
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Translate . Traduisez . Traduzca . 翻译 . ترجم
1. Babel Fish translation (altavista.com)
2. Google Translate (google.com)
   
   
 
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Misc.
1. World heritage sites in India (itopc.org)
2. Indian coins (Coin India)
3. Mughal coins (Reserve Bank of India)
4. India through foreign eyes (kamat.com)
5. National symbols of India (Woodlands Junior School, UK)
5. The Dalai Lama (beliefnet.com)
7. Indian calendar (webexhibits.org)
   
   
 
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Folktales and Stories
1. The rupee tree: interactive story (The BBC, UK)
2. Mandala tales and art (askasia.org)
3. Jataka tales: 300 BCE (culturalindia.net)
4. The Jataka Tales (D.L. Ashman, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
   
5. Panchatantra tales - the lion and the rabbit (askasia.org)
6. Panchatantra tales: 200 BCE (culturalindia.net)
7. Panchatantra tales - strategies and stories: more than 45 short tales (panchatantra.org)
8. The Panchatantra (D.L. Ashman, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
   
9. Hitopadesha tales: 1000 CE (culturalindia.net)
10. Stories from Indian mythology (indolink.com)
11. Tales from Ancient India (Fordham University, New York, USA)
12. South Asian literature - some primary sources (Columbia University, New York, USA)
   
   
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Readers Theatre and Puppet Shows
1. Readers Theatre - Savitri or The Gifts of Wali Dad or The millionaire miser or How violence is ended (aaronshep.com)
2. Using textiles to tell stories (British Museum, UK)
3. Puppet theatre in India (kamat.com)
 
 
   
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