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;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

  • 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.


ESSENTIALS

Hinduism

 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


KEY VOCABULARY

Terms

Persian Empire (4a)

Zoroastrianism (4a)

Tolerance (4a)

Imperial Bureaucracy (4a)

Indigenous (4b)

Caste System (4b)

Mauryan Empire (4b)

Gupta Empire (4b)

Golden Age of Classical India (4b)

Hinduism (4c)

Vedas (4c)

Upanishads (4c)

Reincarnation (4c)

Karma (4c)

Buddhism (4d, e)

Four Noble Truths (4d)

Eightfold Path (4d)

Enlightenment (4d)

Isolation (4e)

Mandate of Heaven (4e)

Porcelain (4e)

Civil service system (4e)

Silk Road (4e)

Bureaucracy (4e)

Confucianism (4f)

Ancestor worship (4f)

Taoism (4f)

Humility (4f)

Yin/Yang (4f)

People

Indo-Aryans (4b)

Asoka (4b,d)

Siddhartha Gautama (4d)

Buddha (4d)

Qin Shi Huangdi (4e)

Places

Persia (4a)

India (4b-d)

Himalayas (4b)

Hindu Kush (4b)

Ganges River (4b)

Harrapa (4b)

Mohenjo Daro (4b)

Nepal (4d)

China (4d-e)

Great Wall of China (4e)

Updated: May 21, 2018