Teach TCI History Alive:
THEMES & INQUIRY QUESTIONS:
Religions and Philosophies:
How did major RELIGIONS (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism) and cultural systems (Confucianism, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment) develop and change over time?
How did they spread to multiple cultures?
Increasing Interconnections Between Regions Over Time:
How did the distant regions of the world become more INTERCONNECTED through medieval and early modern times?
What were the multiple ways people of different cultures INTERACTED at sites of encounter? What were the effects of their interactions?
States and Power:
Why did many STATES and empires gain more power over people and territories over the course of medieval and early modern times?
Environment and Society:
How did the ENVIRONMENT and technological innovations affect the expansion of agriculture, cities, and human population?
What impact did human expansion have on the ENVIRONMENT?
South Asia - India and Beyond
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - Interactive Site:
Travel Videos of South Asia
Beliefs Made Visible: Buddhism in South AsiaLearn about Buddhism and discover the the Buddhist art and architecture of South Asia.
Beliefs Made Visible: Hinduism in South AsiaLearn about Hinduism and discover the the Buddhist art and architecture of South Asia.
Bodh Gaya: Center of the Buddhist WorldLearn about Bodh Gaya, one of several sights in India associated with the birth of Buddhism.
Festival of the GoddessLearn about the festival in India for one of the most popular forms of the Goddess—Durga.
Hindu TemplesExplore the art and architecture of the Hindu temples of India.
The StupaDiscover the stupa, a hemispherical mound that represents the burial mound of the Buddha.
VaranasiDiscover one of India's most sacred cities.
Hinduism: The BBC
Buddhism: The BBC