India


Units indicated (*) are specific to India. Other units are designed for many cultures and can use India as a focus.

The Arts
Primary
Symbols, contexts and Interpretations
Hip-hopping away
*Bhangra music and dance

*Youth culture and the media
Secondary
*Bollywood - dance
*Body Decoration and design
Symbols, contexts and Interpretations
Hip-hopping away
Seeing and sharing
*New media art - cultural crossovers
English
Primary
*Animal Stories from India
*Traditional Indian tales
Countries of Asia Discovery Tour
Really Big Projects - rice and religion
Snapshots - photos and meaning
*Indian urban and rural stories

Secondary
*Poetry into performance
*Floating Lives (flim festival)
*Inspirations: art as a bridge between cultures
Our region: our home
*Contemporary Indian literature
*Indian Epics - Ramayana and Mahabhrata
*News of India

Humanities

Primary
*Foundation Geography: Special places
*Year 1 - Places
Animals and their homes
Getting connected - what's Asia got to do with me?
Small objects, families stories
Images of Asia: rules and symbols
Migrant Stories
*Religious Cultural Diversity Level 4
Voices and values: citizens - you and me
Geography: Connecting to Asia
Geography: Seeing beyond Asia
*National Days and Celebrations - Year 3 history
*Diwali - Year 3 history
*Ramadan - Year 3 history
Secondary

*Ashoka and the Mauryan Empire - Year 7
*River Civilizations in Ancient India - Year 7 history
*Measuring Wellbeing
*Poverty and Urbanisation
*Year 9 Trade webquest
*Indian Epics - Ramayana and Mahabhrata
*News of India
*Water, water everywhere?
The Power of One; the power of many
*Into India: Spinning a Nation (several units)For Years 10 and 11 Politics and History.
(The Path to Independence, The World's largest democracy, Size and diversity - politics)
*Bollywood
*Bollywood inspiration
*Bollywood Scoop - Year 10 history
*Tracking Early Hinduism
*An Edict on Ashoka
*The Winds of Trade
*Monument to the Stars
*Akbar's debate
Maths
*Indian Patterns - Year 4
*Maps of Indian Cities - Year 4


Other ideas from the Asia Education Foundation websitefor lessons and units about India



Literature lists for Contemporary India
More ideas for books


FAVOURITE WEBSITES FOR INDIA


Teach India Project
******Caste*****
*****Economics*****
*****Gandhi*****
*General Information*
Gender
Geology
History
Literature
Maps
Media
Monuments
Travelling in India
Tourism
Maps
Education
Religion
India Virtual Library


Webquests and interactive sites for India:
Tour Guide of India
Ancient India - Back to the Future

http://virtualvillage.wesleyan.edu/index.html
This interactive site allows you to 'walk' through the village and explore topics on SocietyAgricultureEconomicsReligionGenderLanguagesArtsArchitectureEducation
and includes movies, popup information, interviews.
http://www.pbs.org/thestoryofindia/
This rich website has photos, videos, excellent background notes, popups and lessons