Influences from South to Southeast Asia

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In ancient times, people along trade routes exchanged ideas in addition to goods. Scholars view eight primary sources, such as artwork, to understand how India influenced southern Asia. Academics participate in a short group discussion and complete a worksheet to understand the influence Buddhist monks and nuns had on the ancient word. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils find images that represent India and create collages 
  • Guide a group discussion on how trade routes helped spread ideas throughout the ancient world
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a projector to display the sources 
  • Resource includes an answer key for easier grading 
  • The lesson contains a list of key vocabulary 
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