Presentation on theme: "Lesson 4: Classical India 500 B.C.E. – 700 C.E. Lesson Question: What were the most important political and religious developments in Classical India?"— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 4: Classical India 500 B.C.E. – 700 C.E. Lesson Question: What were the most important political and religious developments in Classical India? Lesson Objectives: The students will understand the general political developments in the Indian subcontinent between the end of the Mauryan Empire and the Islamic invasions. The students will also understand the origins and essential elements of Mahayana Buddhism and Hinduism during this period.
Formative Assessment: 1.The Bactrian Kingdom/Indo-Greek Kingdom (c. 332 B.C.E. – 50 C.E.) 2.The Kushan Empire (c. 100 – 300 C.E.) 3.The Gupta Empire (c. 320 – 550 C.E.) Explain how political and religious developments in these different eras of Indian history reflect the process of syncretism. Syncretism: Reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is heterogeneous.
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