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Illustrated Life of the Buddha

http://ias.berkeley.edu/orias/visuals/buddha/Life.html#10.%20The%20Great

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This story of the life of Buddha centers on events from his conception to his Awakening and his first teaching. This particular account of the life of the Buddha add the narrative a few post-enlightenment episodes. The material was written by Rupert Gethin. The Foundations of Buddhism, and connects to Buddhist art and architecture around the w9orld. Standard 6.5.5

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3648

Indus Maps

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_maps_india_index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This About.com site has a virtual atlas of hard-to-find maps on ancient India classified into these categories: Asoka Empire, Indus Valley, Mauryan, and Gupta. Most are black and white line drawings from university sites. Standards 6.5.1, and 6.5.6

Comments: Some maps do not appear or print with high resolution, but they are still very useful additions to the study of ancient India.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1723

Indus Script

http://www.ancientscripts.com/indus.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Indus Valley Civilization was the first major urban culture of South Asia. It reached its peak from 2600 BC to 1900 BC. Spatially, it was huge, comprising of about 1000 settlements of varying sizes, and geographically included almost all of modern Pakistan, parts of India as far east as Delhi and as far south as Bombay, and parts of Afghanistan. Most of the writing from the Indus Civilization is in the form of some two thousand inscribed seals in good, legible conditions. (Seals are used to make impressions on soft material like clay.) Standard 6.5.7

Comments: The author of this site is amateur archaeologist Lawrence Lo. The text is readable and sources are cited.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3649

Madhubani Painting

http://www.southasianist.info/india/mithila/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The women from this northern region of India have successfully transformed their centuries old tradition of wall-painting to the medium of paper. Standard 6.5.7

Comments: Beautiful samples covering a variety of topics, complete with an extensive introduction.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2035

Millionaire Miser

http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE15.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This tale comes from the Jataka, an ancient Buddhist collection of folktales, legends, and fables. Sakka, the King of Heaven, is a popular figure found in many of those tales. Standard 6.5.5 and 6.5.7

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2172

Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India

http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE03.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This story is probably around 3000 years old. It was first written down about 2000 years ago as part of the Mahabharata, India's great national epic. This is a reader's theatre version to perform in your class. Standard 6.5.7

Comments: This story will make the major cultural epic of India come alive for students.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2705

The Art of Buddhism

http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/buddhism/default.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Buddhism arose in an area bordering present-day India and Nepal. As it spread across Asia, the religion both influenced and was influenced by the religious, cultural, and artistic life of the regions it touched. This Smithsonian site has links to art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries related to Buddhism in India, Japan and China. Standards 6.5.5, 7.3.1, and 7.5.4

Comments: The thumbnail pictures expand but are not large enough for full screen project.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3593

Architecture and Sculpture of the Hindu Dynasties

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/ent/A0858794.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: From the 6th century on, with the resurgence of Hindu dynasties throughout India, a characteristic temple plan was developed. This article describes it and links to descriptions of some well-known examples, but provides no pictures. Standard 6.5.3

Comments: This article is from the Infoplease almanac website.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 289

Bengali Recipes

http://www.bangalinet.com/recipe.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: If you are planning an Indian celebration, check out the recipes at this site. Easy-to- find-ingredients plus easy-to-follow-directions. Standard 6.5.7

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 367

Early Hinduism

http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/hinduism/index.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This British Museum site explores early Hinduism through interactive web activities and images. Vocabulary words are defined in context. There are pictures and descriptions of various Gods. Standard 6.5.3

Comments: The site doesn't provide enough overview information to put these various Gods in the context of overall religous beliefs or practice.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3766

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