In this unit, we will be learning about the culture of India through different texts, videos, and articles. A highlight of the unit will be our class reading of Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelen. This National Book Award winning novel will present us with one view of traditional Indian culture through the experience of it's main character Koly.
Links, handouts, articles, etc. are all found at the bottom of the page. For many of these you will have a choice of paper copy or download to your iPad.
Culture Gram Link...Username: rilinkcgrams Password: cgrams
Culture Gram Text
Ch. 17 1.1 Physical Geo GO p. 470-471
CH. 17 1.2 Exploring the Himalayas GO p. 472-473
Ch. 17 1.3 Living with Monsoons GO p. 474-475
Ch. 17 1.4 Resources and Land Use GO p. 476-477
Ch 17 1.5 Conservation GO p. 478-479
Ch. 17 1.6 South Asia's Water Crisis GO p. 480-481
Ch. 17 2.1 Early Civilizations GO 482-483
Ch. 17 2.2 Historic Empires GO 484-485
Ch. 17 2.3 Religion in South Asia GO 486-487
Ch. 17 2.4 Colonialism to Partition 488-489
Ch. 17 2.5 Gandhi and the Bhagavad Gita 490-491
Ganges River Video and Questions
P.I.P. - Personal Investigation Project
Untouchables Video - 60 Minutes. Aired in 1999
Dalits and Covid - CNN Story 2020
The Caste Formerly Known as 'Untouchables' Deemands a New Role in India - NPR Sotry. Aired in 2016
Questions and Writing Prompt for The Cast Formelry Know as 'Untouchables' ...
Gold in India
NPR Story #1 - In Booming India, All That Glitters Is Gold November 19, 2010
NPR Story #2 - A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women April 14, 2014