South Asia: History and Its Influence


World Cultures South and Southeast Asia South Asia: History and Its Influence
Students learn an overview of South Asian history from its earliest civilizations through independence and partition. Then they research one era of history to gain a greater understanding and share that knowledge with others. Finally, they explore what it might be like to live in one of the historical eras by writing a diary entry.

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Overview:

In this experience, students learn an overview of South Asian history from its earliest civilizations through independence and partition. Then they research one era of history to gain a greater understanding and share that knowledge with others. Finally, they explore what it might be like to live in one of the historical eras by writing a diary entry.

In scene 3, students will work in small groups, each assigned a different history topic. Divide them into at least eight groups to cover all the topics.

Objectives:

  • Describe India’s early civilizations and trace the impact of Islam’s arrival on South Asia.
  • Analyze British rule and the independence movement in South Asia.
  • Describe the partition of India and Pakistan.


To understand places in our modern world, it’s important to have an understanding of the events of the past. In this experience, you will explore some of the significant eras in the history of South Asia.

Objectives:

  • Describe India’s early civilizations and trace the impact of Islam’s arrival on South Asia.
  • Analyze British rule and the independence movement in South Asia.
  • Describe the partition of India and Pakistan.




Who is the man in this photo? If you know, write his name. If you don’t know his name, but still know something about him, enter what you know.

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Explain to students that the photo is of Mohandas Gandhi, one of the most important figures in all of Indian history. Tell students that they will learn where Gandhi fits in the history of India during this experience.

If students know a lot about Gandhi, you might spend a few minutes discussing his influence on the nonviolence movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Point out that strong and powerful ideas transcend culture and time.


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