Teacher's Guide - Mughal Empire India - Khurja Box


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This reusable guide covers 1494-1707 and such key people as Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, and Aurangzeb. It is to be used in conjunction with Mughal Empire Khurja Box (EDU 009). Khurja is a town located near the capital of Delhi. It is a center for ceramic production that dates back about 600 years. During this time, the Mughals lived and reigned in India. The Mughals (whose name derives from the Mongols) were quite different from their ancestors. They had absorbed Middle Eastern and Persian culture and brought this culture to India. The Mughal Dynasty was one of the greatest dynasties to rule India. The Mughals are famous for their blue pottery, which is made from a varying mixture of quartz, feldspar, and clay. Blue pottery is usually decorated with floral and vine motifs, and geometric, paisley, and abstract patterns. Blue pottery is bright in design and comes in the forms of tableware, dinner-sets, jugs, vases, bowls, and boxes for trinkets.


Guide Features

  • 4 or 5 - 50 minute lesson format
  • Sustains student interest through the use of colored maps, timelines, pictures, and group discussions
  • Content Area Includes: English-Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, and Fine Arts
  • Contains reading passages, literary skill builders, real world research projects, thought provoking writing prompts, and math problems
  • CD-ROM containing Maps, Motifs, Decorating Instructions, "Did You Know" Facts, and other appropriate visuals.
  • Correlated to Common Core and National Standards (Grades 3 - 12)
  • 50+ pages of core content presented in a cross-curricular format
  • Developed on the principles of project-based learning and differentiated instruction

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