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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 9.Understand how major religious and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean Basin, China, and India from 500 BCE to 300 CE
  
Topics1. Religion and culture in India, 500 BCE- 300 CE; 2. Role of religion; 3. Empires and imperialism; 4. Social class structure and interactions
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 4.Understands the major religious beliefs and social framework in India during the Gangetic states and the Mauryan Empire (e.g., the major beliefs and practices of Brahmanism in India; how Buddhism spread in India, Ceylon, and Central Asia; aspects of social structure of India during the Mauryan Empire; what advice the animal stories of the Panchantantra offer to people with little power, how this advice was used by Chandragupta; how the teachings of Shvetaketu from the Chandogya Upanishad compare to the Buddhist idea of nirvana)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  Indian religious beliefs (Gangetic states and Mauryan Empire)
B.  Indian social framework (Gangetic states and Mauryan Empire)
C.  Gangetic states
D.  Mauryan Empire
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the major religious beliefs in India during the Gangetic states and the Mauryan Empire    
  2. Understands the social framework in India during the Gangetic states and the Mauryan Empire    
  3. Knows the major beliefs and practices of Brahmanism in India   
  4. Understands how Buddhism spread in India, Ceylon, and Central Asia   
  5. Knows aspects of social structure of India during the Mauryan Empire   
  6. Knows what advice the animal stories of the Panchantantra offer to people with little power and how this advice was used by Chandragupta   
  7. Understands how the teachings of Shvetaketu from the Chandogya Upanishad compare to the Buddhist idea of nirvana   


Citation Log: BD(BE,152;​C;​WE,92;​LI,223)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
W   NCHS: World History, expanded edition

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document