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The Time Compass: India

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This episode tells the history of the settlement of Indus and Ganges River valleys and the development of Hinduism and Buddhism in India. Students gain an understanding of how the concept of destiny influenced the development of the caste system and theories of reincarnation. They follow the foreign invasions that undermined the social advancements initiated by Ashoka and see how these invasions resulted in separate Indian empires ruled by Maharajahs. The episode closes with the story of Shah Jahan and his love for Mumtaz, followed by a brief sequence on other women who were influential in history.

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Runtime: 20 minutes

The Time Compass
Episode 1
20 minutes
Grade Level: 5 - 8
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Episode 2
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Episode 3
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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Episode 6
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Episode 7
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Episode 8
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Episode 9
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Episode 10
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Grade Level: 5 - 8

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    Laura S. (Raeford, NC)
    February 26th, 2017 at 12:49 PM

    This is a wonderful program with awesome videos. It's great for my 6th grade classes--ranging from AIG to my EC students.

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    Elizabeth L. (Redwood City, CA)
    February 4th, 2017 at 04:50 PM

    Excellent resource for studies of the Ancient World.

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    Anonymous (Covina, CA)
    September 13th, 2016 at 02:17 PM

    Very thorough and effective delivery of complex concepts such as Hinduism