Image Pillar of Ashoka

TLF ID M011209

This resource is about a significant individual in history. It shows a fragment of a pillar built by the Emperor Ashoka in India about 240 BC. On the fragment is part of an inscription that uses a type of writing known as 'Brahmi'. The inscription is by Ashoka. It reads of how the great conquest in life is not over other people or lands but over one's own personal morals. The resource includes an audiotape of the life and legacy of Emperor Ashoka with a transcript of the recording.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for the Australian Curriculum: History year 7 in-depth study of India. Students learn about the role of the great Indian Emperor Ashoka through an inscription on a fragment of a pillar and in the text provided, which refer to his personal philosophy about how life should be lived.
  • The resource is useful for the inclusion of an audio recording that outlines Ashoka's works in India and his beliefs, including his belief in religious freedom for his people and his concern for all social classes. It also describes the brutality of his early rule before he became influenced by Buddhism and renounced violence.
Year level

7

Learning area
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Image
  • Text
Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.