Social Studies - 2019-20
WHI.4c - Hinduism
The student will apply social science skills to understand the civilizations of Persia, India, and China in terms of chronology, geography, social structures, government, economy, religion, and contributions to later civilizations by
c) describing the origins, beliefs, traditions, customs, and spread of Hinduism;
- How did civilizations gain, consolidate, maintain, and lose their power?
- Do the benefits of innovation outweigh the costs?
How do ideas and beliefs shape our lives and the world around us?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
Hinduism was a major cultural product of classical India.
Hinduism influenced Indian society and culture and is still practiced in India today.
Belief in many forms of one God
Reincarnation: Rebirth based upon karma
Karma: Knowledge that all thoughts and actions result in future consequences
Vedas and Upanishads: Sacred writings
Spread along major trade routes
Persian Empire (4a)
Imperial Bureaucracy (4a)
Caste System (4b)
Mauryan Empire (4b)
Gupta Empire (4b)
Golden Age of Classical India (4b)
Buddhism (4d, e)
Four Noble Truths (4d)
Eightfold Path (4d)
Mandate of Heaven (4e)
Civil service system (4e)
Silk Road (4e)
Ancestor worship (4f)
Siddhartha Gautama (4d)
Qin Shi Huangdi (4e)
Hindu Kush (4b)
Ganges River (4b)
Mohenjo Daro (4b)
Great Wall of China (4e)