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Ancient India - The British Museum

http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/menu.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This British Museum site has information about various aspects of ancient India. Each section has examples of art, hotlinked text, and pictures of artifacts. The sections include The Buddha, Geography, Early Hinduism, Indus Valley, Time, and Indian Writing. Each section also has a story. Standard 6.5.1, 6.5.3, 6.5.5, and 6.5.7

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 11

Ancient Indian Mathematics

http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Indexes/Indians.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site describes the history of Indian mathematics in the following articles: An overview of Indian mathematics, Indian numerals, the Indian Sulbasutras, Jaina mathematics, the Bakhshali manuscript, a history of zero, a history of Pi, and a chronology of Pi. Then biographies of 30 Indian mathematiciains who lived between 800 B.C.E. and the 17th century C.E. are provided. Standard 6.5.7

Comments: This site was developed and is maintained by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 244

Architecure of India

http://www.indianest.com/architecture/index.htm

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Description: One definition of a great civilization is the magnificence of its architectural legacy, and India is surely among the foremost. This weel-organized and award winning site has a full discussion and pictures of archiecture in india begiing with the Indus Valley Civilation, through the evolution of the temple, rock cut sculpture and discriptions of some of the most famous sites in India. Standard 6.5.7

Comments: India Nest was rated the best website on Indian Architecture by Encyclopedia Britannica.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 290

Art of the First Cities: Third Millennium B.C.E. from the Mediterranean to the Indus

http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/First_Cities/firstcities_main.htm

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Description: Compare the art of Troy, Sumer and Mohenjo Daro at this fabulous site by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Included are works depicitng religious beliefs, government, writing, seals and sealing, clothing andpersonal adornment, and masterpieces of art from each culture. Standards 6.2.3, 6.4.0 and 6.5.0

Comments: The text and maps

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 310

Following the Buddha's Footsteps

http://online.sfsu.edu/~rone/Buddhism/footsteps.htm

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Description: Broken into 8 teaching units, this site describes the major beliefs of Buddhism. It includes information about the Buddha's life, the basic teachings of the Buddha, how people live according to the Buddha's teachings, the Buddhist priesthood, the types of Buddhism, Buddhist scriptures, symbols, and festivals, the history of Buddhism, and Jataka and other Buddhist stories. Standards 6.5.5, and 7.5.4

Comments: Though written by a Buddhist religious group, this website is recommended as authroritative by scholars aat San Francisco State University. The last section on meditation may be read about in a public school classroom but should not be practiced.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3779

Hinduism

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/

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Description: This British Broadcast Corporation site provides a rich resource for learning about Hinduism. It includes well organized and readable materials on beliefs, history, holy days and festivals, dieties, worship pracitices, and sacred texts. Standards 6.5.2, 6.5.3 and 6.5.7

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3767

Jataka Stories

http://www.newyorkbuddhist.org/jataka_stories/

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Description: Here are over 30 Jataka tales or fables told by the Buddha to teach lessons of cooperation, understanding, and wisdom. In them animals speak, make decisions, and solve problems about all aspects of life. Standard 6.5.5

Comments: Compare these stories to Aesop's fables at http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1806

Oldest Printed Book - Diamond Sutra

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/ttp/ttpbooks.html

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Description: View an image of the Diamond Sutra scroll, printed in China in 868. Sutra means sermon. This scroll has sermons from the Buddha in Chinese writing. Viewers can scroll through the book and hear a narrator describe what is written about in each section. Standards 6.5.5, 7.3.1 and 7.3.5

Comments: From the main Turning the Pages page, select Oldest Printed Book.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3681

Stories from India

http://www.indolink.com/Kidz/stories.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: In this "Kids Corner" section of the INDOlink site, there are stories from Indian mythology, Jataka tales, and other literature about festivals and famous people. Standard 6.5.5

Comments: This is difficult-to-find information in a student-friendly format.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2856

Teaching About Religion

http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/

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Description: The goal of this website is to provide academic information and teaching materials related to teaching about religion in public schools in support of: 1.an educational commitment to pluralism, 2.acknowledgment that public schools are for students of all worldviews, whether religious or nonreligious, and 3.the professional understanding that public school teachers need to exercise a scrupulous neutrality regarding religion.

Comments: This is very valuable material during the holidays and when controversy over religion arises.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2913

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