BALA

(Level 2) - Age 9-10

Curriculum:

  • Prayers: Beginning of Class.
  • Purana Vidya: Mahabharata, Puja and Prayers.
  • Shloka, Sanskrit and History of India.
  • Prayers: End of Class.

Activities in the Class & Home-Work Assignment:

Books: Work Exercises at the end of the Book, Enacting, Retelling.
Hands-On Activities: Create Album with the collection of interesting facts and pictures etc.

Syllabus:

  • Introduction to the Mahaabhaarata.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Aadi Parva: Story of Satyavati.
  • “A Land Called Jumbuthipia” & “A City Named Harapppa”.

  • Birth of Karna & Pandavas.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Aadi Parva: Story of Ekalavya.
  • Vedic Society.
  • Karna’s episode with Parasuraama.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Duryodhana’s hatred towards Paandavaas.
  • “The Rise of Magadha” (Dhanu Nanda).
  • Aadi Parva: Bhima kills Bakaasura.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Arjuna weds Draupadi.
  • Paurva and Alexander.
  • Aadi Parva: Yudhishthira crowned as King of Indraprastha.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Sabhaa Parva: Bhima kills Jarasandha.
  • Decline of Magada Empire, Intro to Mauryan Empire – Chandra Gupta & Chanakya (“The Magnificent Mauryas”).

  • Sabhaa Parva: Krishna kills Sishupaala.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Sabhaa Parva: Duryodhana humiliated by Draupadi.
  • Chandragupta Maurya & Chanakya.
  • Yudhishthira loses in game of dice.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Sabhaa Parva: Draupadi humiliated by Kauravaas.¬† Paandavaas leave to the forest.
  • Ashoka.
  • Vano Parva: Yudhisthira receives the Akshaya Paatra.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Arjuna receivers the Pashupataastra.
  • Mauryan Administration, Economy, Religion, Decline and Legacy. Mauryan Empire in World History.

  • Vano Parva: Arjun goes to Indraloka.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Bhima’s meeting with brother Hanumaan.
  • Smaller Kingdoms and Culture. Kingdom Culture & Trade.

  • Sage Maarkandeya visits Paandavaas.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Vano Parva: Duryodhana suffers disgrace at Dvaitavana.
  • Satavahanan/Kushans.
  • Durvasa Tests.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Paandavaas & Krishna comes to their aid.
  • Cholas.
  • Vano Parva: Yudhishthira tested.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Purana Vidya: Pancha Ganapathi, Karthikai Deepam.
  • Cheras.
  • Viraata Parva: Paandavas live in disguise.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Bhima kills Kichaka.
  • Pandyas.
  • Viraata Parva: Arunas Bahannala helps Umarakamaara & defeates Duryodhana’s army.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Udyoga Parva: Krishna helps Arjuna & Duryodhana. Sanjaya becomes messenger.
  • Sangam Literature.
  • Sanjaya warns Duryodhana Bhishma ridicules Karna.
  • Sanskrit/Shlokas.
  • Purana Vidya: Krishna goes as a messenger & appeals to the King.
  • Mauryan Empire in World History.

Resources:

Core Reference Books:

  • Mahaabhaarata – Purna Vidya (Part 5).
  • A Children’s History of India by Subhadra Sen Gupta.
  • Shlokas – Purna Vidya – Puja & Prayers.

Amar Chitra Katha Books:

  • Chandragupta Maurya
  • Ashoka
  • Chanakya
  • Paurva and Alexander

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