Monday, March 6, 2017

India's Vedic Age: Vocabulary Study

Early Indo-Aryan charioteers

 Today's Focus Question  What impact did the Aryans have on ancient and modern India?

India's Vedic Age: Vocabulary Study  Today we are continuing to learn about the early civilizations of India, though our focus shifts to a group of people known as the Indo-Aryans who lived during a time known as India's Vedic Age. We will begin by studying some of the key vocabulary related this topic, using the document India's Vedic Age - Cognitive Content Dictionary, which can be found in your Social Studies Google ClassroomWe will be using an excerpt from our Social Studies textbook can also be found in your Social Studies Google Classroom (and which you can find here as well), to help us understand the lesson's key words and concepts. Some images have also been posted below to help you conceptualize these new terms.

The Vedas are considered to be very sacred to the Hindu people. 

Your caste is a group you are born into.

India's untouchables often did the dirty jobs that no one else would do.

India's Vedic Age - Cognitive Content Dictionary, which will be due on Friday, March 10.

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