6.5 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social                 structures of the early civilizations of India.

        1.  Locate and describe the major river system and discuss the physical setting that                     supported the rise of this civilization.
        2.  Discuss the significance of the Aryan invasions.
        3.  Explain the major beliefs and practices of Brahmanism in India and how they evolved              into early Hinduism.
        4.  Outline the social structure of the caste system.
        5.  Know the life and moral teachings of Buddha and how Buddhism spread in India,                 Ceylon, and Central Asia.
        6.  Describe the growth of the Maurya empire and the political and moral achievements             of the emperor Asoka.
        7.  Discuss important aesthetic and intellectual traditions (e.g., Sanskrit literature,                         including the Bhagavad Gita; medicine; metallurgy; and mathematics, including                         Hindu-Arabic numerals and the zero).  

Buddhism 1
Buddhism 2
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Hinduism 1
Hinduism 2
The Spread of  Buddhism