Ancient India Assessment
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Directions: Choose items from this menu to complete your Ancient India folder. Each item has an
assigned number of points. Your project must contain 18 points or more. Circle your choices and include
this paper in your folder. Be sure to include a cover with your name and picture. You will be graded on
neatness, accuracy of information, and English language conventions.
Ancient India Map  Caste System  Mandala 
Draw, color, and label a map of Draw the caste system pyramid. Write a 6-8 sentence paragraph
India including the following: Label each caste and write a 2-3 defining a mandala. Be sure to
sentence description of each include what they represent,
Indus & Ganges Rivers, caste. Include a brief specific items you may find on a
Hindu Kush & Himalaya Mtns., explanation of how the caste mandala, and explain what
Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay system works and a picture for mandalas symbolize.
of Bengal, Deccan Plateau each level.
Include a colored sample mandala
Vocabulary  Four Noble Truths & Eightfold Ancient India Symbols 
List and define each word: Choose 3 symbols of Ancient
List the four noble truths. Draw India such as the Taj Mahal,
subcontinent, monsoon, planned and color a picture for each Buddha, and Lotus flower. Write
city, caste, Hinduism, truth. a 3-5 sentence description of
reincarnation, karma, ahimsa, each. Include a colored picture
nirvana, Asoka, dharma, Hindu- List the Eightfold Path and a of each symbol. Pictures may be
Arabic numerals picture that represents it. hand-drawn or computer
Hinduism and Buddhism  Important People  Gifts of Ancient India 
Draw and label a Venn Diagram Give a 5-7 sentence description Write a bulleted list of 8 or
to compare and contrast India’s of each person below and include more legacies of Ancient India.
two primary religions: Hinduism a hand-drawn or computer Include colored pictures of at
and Buddhism. Include at least 6 generated image of each. least 4.
differences and 3 similarities.
Ancient India Assessment Rubric
Requirement Points Earned Points Possible
color, picture, name, detail
Neatness & Design
neatness, effort, coloring, format, 15
spelling, grammar, fluency, 15
factual information, details, 50
Point system 10
18 points or more
Total & Score 100