India: A Historical Overview [Asia
Background reading about "the people and characteristics of India's historical eras, from the early Indus River Valley civilization, through the Mughal period to present day."
South Asia, 1-500 A.D. [Timeline of Art History,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
"Smaller regional centers across the north, under Kushan control in the early centuries of the first millennium A.D., are brought together under the Gupta dynasty in the fourth century." With a period overview, list of key events, and six related artworks.
Timeline The Story of India: Ages of Gold [PBS]
Excellent annotated timeline with text, images, and video clips throughout.
Lesson Plan The Story of India: Monument to the Stars [PBS]
For middle to high school levels. Objectives:
"Understand the factors that led to the rise of the Gupta Empire; Identify the great accomplishments made in mathematics and science during the Gupta era." With many images and online video resources.
Art of the Silk Road: Cultures: The Gupta Dynasty [University of Washington, Simpson Center for the Humanities]
An overview of the Gupta dynasty, with a map and images of five related artifacts. Part of an online exhibit "organized as part of Silk Road Seattle, a collaborative public education project exploring cultural interaction across Eurasia from the first century BCE to the sixteenth century CE."
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