Golden Age of Maurya India
Do you recognize which modern nation the Mauryan empire was located in?
Mauryan Empire <ul><li>India's &quot;Golden Age“ </li></ul><ul><li>A time of great wealth but also a time of great violenc...
<ul><li>Around 323 B.C., a great empire emerged in northern India.  </li></ul><ul><li>First King of the empire was  Chandr...
Absolute Rule: <ul><li>The belief that a ruler must have complete control over its  people. </li></ul>
The Science of Material Gain <ul><li>Chandragupta believed  “ The Science of Material Gain ”  gave him the right to rule o...
Conquering the Land <ul><li>Chandragupta commanded a huge army to control his subjects. </li></ul>
India’s Secret Weapons <ul><li>In Ancient India- Elephants were used as weapons in battle to strike fear into the hearts o...
King Asoka <ul><li>When Chandragupta died, the empire passed to his son, then grandson, Asoka. </li></ul><ul><li>King Asok...
Battle of Kalinga <ul><li>King Asoka  converted  to Buddhism after witnessing this bloody battle of Kalinga. </li></ul>
<ul><li>King Asoka </li></ul><ul><li>became a religiously </li></ul><ul><li>tolerant ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Asoka respect...
King Asoka encouraged teachers to spread Buddhism throughout India and beyond.
The Collapse of the Mauryan Empire <ul><li>Asoka and his laws are remembered in the modern Indian flag.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Do Now: Check to see that you have this information in your Cornell notes. <ul><li>Absolute Power : a ruler’s complete con...
Step 4 Lesson Complete <ul><li>Be sure to save your Cornell notes in your U:// drive as instructed . </li></ul><ul><li>The...
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Golden Age of Maurya India

  1. 1. Golden Age of Maurya India
  2. 2. Do you recognize which modern nation the Mauryan empire was located in?
  3. 3. Mauryan Empire <ul><li>India's &quot;Golden Age“ </li></ul><ul><li>A time of great wealth but also a time of great violence. </li></ul><ul><li>India would become united under one ruler during this empire's reign. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Around 323 B.C., a great empire emerged in northern India. </li></ul><ul><li>First King of the empire was Chandragupta . </li></ul><ul><li>He believed in absolute power over the people he conquered </li></ul><ul><li>Under his reign India prospered and enjoyed great success. </li></ul><ul><li>He conquered using a huge army and monies from trade with places such as Greece, Rome, and China. </li></ul>Chandragupta’s Rule
  5. 5. Absolute Rule: <ul><li>The belief that a ruler must have complete control over its people. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Science of Material Gain <ul><li>Chandragupta believed “ The Science of Material Gain ” gave him the right to rule over people with complete control. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conquering the Land <ul><li>Chandragupta commanded a huge army to control his subjects. </li></ul>
  8. 8. India’s Secret Weapons <ul><li>In Ancient India- Elephants were used as weapons in battle to strike fear into the hearts of the enemies. </li></ul>
  9. 9. King Asoka <ul><li>When Chandragupta died, the empire passed to his son, then grandson, Asoka. </li></ul><ul><li>King Asoka was the greatest ruler of the Mauryan empire. </li></ul><ul><li>He became a father to his people. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Battle of Kalinga <ul><li>King Asoka converted to Buddhism after witnessing this bloody battle of Kalinga. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>King Asoka </li></ul><ul><li>became a religiously </li></ul><ul><li>tolerant ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Asoka respected all </li></ul><ul><li>religions </li></ul><ul><li>Asoka ruled a vast </li></ul><ul><li>empire bordered on the North by the huge Himalayan Mountains </li></ul>
  12. 12. King Asoka encouraged teachers to spread Buddhism throughout India and beyond.
  13. 13. The Collapse of the Mauryan Empire <ul><li>Asoka and his laws are remembered in the modern Indian flag. </li></ul><ul><li>The wheel of law, or Dharma Chakra , is on many of Asoka's pillars and has been the focal point of India's flag since 1947. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Do Now: Check to see that you have this information in your Cornell notes. <ul><li>Absolute Power : a ruler’s complete control over the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Convert: A change in belief (religious belief) of a person. </li></ul><ul><li>Know these as well: </li></ul><ul><li>Asoka </li></ul><ul><li>Chandragupta </li></ul><ul><li>The Science of Material Gain </li></ul><ul><li>Himalaya Mts. </li></ul><ul><li>Elephant Army </li></ul><ul><li>Kalinga </li></ul><ul><li>Dharma Chakra </li></ul><ul><li>Mauryan Empire </li></ul>
  15. 15. Step 4 Lesson Complete <ul><li>Be sure to save your Cornell notes in your U:// drive as instructed . </li></ul><ul><li>Then turn in the notes into your teacher’s “Inbox” in the teacher folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Note to you: your quiz will be over more than just vocabulary!!! </li></ul>

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