All about India


All about India introduces students to the history and culture of India. Students will discover interesting facts about significant historical figures and landmarks. They will also learn where India is on a map and identify some nearby places in relation to the country.

You will find several more ideas for additional activities to incorporate into the lesson plan in the “Options for Lesson” section of the classroom procedure page. One idea is to research high-quality photographs of people and places in India on the National Geographic website to show your students.

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What our All about India lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: All about India explores the amazing history and culture of the people of India. Students will learn about this incredible country and some of the significant events and people of its history, such as Mahatma Ghandi. They will also discover where India is located on a map. This lesson is for students in 5th grade and 6th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the yellow box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. For this lesson, you will need pencils, pens, highlighters, and a topographical map of India (or similar maps).

Options for Lesson

The “Options for Lesson” section of the classroom procedure page lists a number of suggestions for ideas and activities you could incorporate into the lesson. One idea is to take advantage of the excellent resources from National Geographic and show your students stunning photos of India. You could also show the Learn Bright video about India to your students to supplement the lesson plan. Another option is to invite a speaker who migrated from India to speak to the class and answer their questions.

Teacher Notes

The paragraph on this page provides a little more information or guidance on what to expect from the lesson. It explains that this lesson is not meant to be all encompassing of India. Instead, the objective is to provide a basic overview of one of the fastest-growing economic and political powers. You can use the blank lines to record any thoughts or ideas you have as you prepare.


The All about India lesson plan includes three worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, and a homework assignment. Each one will reinforce students’ comprehension of lesson material in different ways and help them demonstrate when they learned. Use the guidelines on the classroom procedure page to determine when to distribute each worksheet to the class.

Worksheet Answer Keys

If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.

Additional information


5th Grade, 6th Grade


Social Studies

State Educational Standards

NCSS.D2.HIS.3.3-5, NCSS.D2.GEO.2.3-5, NCSS.D2.ECON.2.3-5

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.

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