Syllabus Bites: Ancient India

Secondary KLA:
Human Society and its Environment
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8

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This resource is a webpage with information, study guide and resources on the depth study, The Asian world: India, to support the Australian Curriculum in History.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(HT4-1) describes the nature of history and archaeology and explains their contribution to an understanding of the past

(HT4-2) describes major periods of historical time and sequences events, people and societies from the past

(HT4-3) describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies

(HT4-4) describes and explains the causes and effects of events and developments of past societies over time

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACDSEH006) The physical features of India (such as fertile river plains) and how they influenced the civilisation that developed there

(ACDSEH044) Roles of key groups in Indian society in this period (such as kings, emperors, priests, merchants, peasants), including the influence of law and religion.

(ACDSEH045) The significant beliefs, values and practices of Indian society, with a particular emphasis on ONE of the following areas: everyday life, warfare, or death and funerary customs

(ACDSEH046) Contacts and conflicts within and/or with other societies, resulting in developments such as the expansion of trade, the rise of the Mauryan Empire (including its material remains), and the spread of philosophies and beliefs

(ACDSEH133) The role of a significant individual in Indian history such as Chandragupta Maurya or Ashoka

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
History, Asia, Ancient History
File type:
NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Resource ID: db2fae16-3004-4205-8b25-72cdb1508a8d