India :: A Land of Intrigue
When teaching our children ancient history, we are sure to include Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. Unfortunately we sometimes omit another great ancient civilization on the other side of the globe-- Ancient India.
Maybe we ourselves don't know much about Ancient India, or we have no resources that cover Ancient India. If you've come to this page, you are probably wanting to teach your child about Ancient India. Congratulations! The study of Ancient India is fascinating.
This page was created to help you design your own unit study about Ancient India.
What Are You Looking For? - What led you to this lens?
Lesson Plans on Ancient India
- India Past & Present
Mr. Donn's lesson plans on India's past and present. Lots of fun graphics.
- Ancient India - History for Kids
Ancient India for Kids - How did people live in Ancient India? What kind of food did people eat? Find out about Ancient India here.
- Ancient India - Learn about India
Ancient India - Learn about India's ancient History
- Sanjay Patel (author of Ramayana: Divine Loophole) :: The Creative Process
Click here to download a guide and coloring sheet to learn about Sanjay Patel's creative process and see more example illustrations.
The Indus River Civilization
Printables & Lapbooking Resources - Mini-books and printables for lapbooking and notebooking.
- India for Kids
Find out all about India, try some of our India worksheets and printables, enjoy our India craft ideas and our jigsaw puzzles, try some Indian recipes and learn all about Diwali and other Indian festivals!
- Diwali for Kids
Diwali is celebrated by Hindus in India and all around the world in October or November. It is the Hindu New Year and is either a 3-day or 5-day holiday depending on where you come from. It is a very exciting and colourful holiday. Homes are cleaned
- The Taj Mahal
Find out more with your children about one of the world's most beautiful buildings!
- Emperor Asoka Notebook Page
Download the PDF file directly.
Great Children's Books
Art and Handcraft Activities
As part of your India theme, you'll certainly want to incorporate art.
- Activity Village :: Indian Crafts
A collection of India-inspired crafts for you to enjoy with your children - everything from bangles to tigers!
- How to Draw Mandalas
A wonderful lens describing how to create your own Mandala
Lost Treasures of the Ancient World :: India
More Great Indian Tales for Children
Intrigued by India?
Shannon from Florida on March 18, 2012:
We've never done a unit study on India. I have a unit study on a country for each letter of the alphabet, but we did Italy for I. This has some great ideas! I'll be coming back here when we study India. Thank you! Keep up the great work! Blessed and liked.
Ronald Tucker from Louisville, Kentucky on October 19, 2011:
India has given to the world our numbering system that we know today. Without this method of counting there would be know astronomy as we know it today or computations mathmatical methods such as the binary counting system which has lead to the development of our first computers.
JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on August 06, 2011:
Thank you for your information! We will be using this during our studies this year! :)
Virginia Allain from Central Florida on June 15, 2010:
I'm always curious about India. My sister lived there for ten years. This should be really helpful for teachers.