Here are a number of great online resources for studying Ancient India:
BBC Primary History's Ancient India page for children
BBC History: Ancient India - for older students and adults
The British Museum's Ancient India page - Click on a category, then click on the large picture that should appear in the center of the screen in order to be taken to the actual page for the category.
Videos - some may be geo-tagged, meaning they can only be viewed in certain locations. We've been able to watch all of these in the United States:
- What the Ancients Did for Us: The Indians - produced by the BBC
- Mysteries of Asia: Lost Temples of India - produced by The Discovery Channel (This one does touch on erotic elements in certain temples, but does not go into deep detail.)
- Warrior Empire: The Mughals - History Channel (5 parts)
- The Story of India - a 6 episode series from PBS; teacher resources and more HERE.
- The Buddha (8 parts)
- The life of Buddha - BBC
- Neo K12 video clips - Some of these are multiple clips from a single video (so one video may be split up into 5 or 6 smaller clips). Most are less than 10 minutes long.
- The Times Complete History of the World (one of our main history texts)
- National Geographic Visual History of the World (one of our main history texts)
- Civilizations, Explorations, and Conquests (one of our main history texts)
- The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions
- The Ramayana - A Tale of Gods and Demons
- Siddhartha - by Herman Hesse
If you are interested in reading The Ramayana or Siddhartha, please check back in a few weeks for study guides and assignment ideas.