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Activity Overview

A discovery quest is a fun way to engage students in learning and showing what they know. Students will look at the different images and drag them into the categories they belong in. In this way, they can think critically about the significance and function of each object. Teachers should encourage students to give reasons for why they chose each category. There should be time allotted for discussion and analysis before delving into reading or research about India to confirm their answers.

This activity can be used as a preview or a post assessment, individually or as a whole class. It can also be used as a differentiated activity to students GRAPES charts for students that need more support.

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Place the Ancient Indian characters, items, animals, and scenes in the correct category.

Student Instructions:

  1. Draw a line or drag each image to the category where you think it belongs. What do you think is the function or significance of each scene, character, item, or animal? Be prepared to share your ideas!

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  • [ELA-LITERACY/WHST/6-8/2/B] Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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