Unit 4 - India Aryans and the Caste System • • 1. Silently enter class. • 2. Sit in assigned seat. • 3. Restroom/Water. • 4. Copy homework into agenda. • 5. Notes into binder and update table of contents page. • 6. Complete quiz on loose-leaf paper. • • • • • • • India Geography Quiz 1. I am the tallest and highest mountain range and in northern India. 2. I am a body of water west of India. 3. I am a river that once held Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa. 4. I am the ocean south of India. 5. I am the body of water east of India. 6. I am seasonal winds (hot and/or wet) which affect the climate of India. 7. I am a large landmass separated from its continent by other physical features. 8. I am equal to the Nile River in Egypt…I make agriculture possible. Vocabulary • Aryans - originally from Central Asia, they became the dominant people in ancient India. • • Sanskrit – the language of ancient India; the root of many South Asian languages • • Vedas – religious texts written in Sanskrit telling about Aryan history and beliefs • • Caste System - divided India’s society into groups based on a person’s birth, wealth, and occupation. Essential Questions 1. What is the Caste System? 2. How did it impact ancient Indian society? Aryans Sanskrit – the Rigveda is the oldest text in Sanskrit at 4,ooo years old. Vedas Caste System Review 1. What is the Caste System? 2. How did it impact ancient Indian society? Answer the questions above using complete sentences and restating the question in the answer. Include all of the vocabulary: Aryans, Sanskrit, Vedas, and Caste System. Think about the Aryan impact upon the Caste System. Video • See the link below this file. Independent A. What are some pros and cons of the Indian Caste System? B. Rate the impact of the Indian Caste System? Provide three areas in Indian Society in which the Cast System affected or controlled people/situations. C. Compare and Contrast the Indian Caste System with one of the following: Slavery, Civil Rights, Indian Removal Act. D. Would you make any changes to the Indian Caste System? Why or why not? What are these changes?