edHelper.com
Ancient India
The Mughal Dynasty



The Mughal Dynasty
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.35

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    lineages, non-discriminating, non-Muslims, undisputedly, bankruptcy, regime, weaponry, showdown, conqueror, exile, disposal, familial, coup, brink, demise, successor
     content words:    Sultan Ibrahim, While Babur, Delhi Sultanate, Genghis Khan, Sher Shah, Queen Nur Jehan, Noor Jehan, As Jahangir, Nur Jehan, British East India Company


Print The Mughal Dynasty
     Print The Mughal Dynasty  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on The Mughal Dynasty
     Leave your feedback on The Mughal Dynasty  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



The Mughal Dynasty
By Vickie Chao
  

1     The year of 1526 was a defining time in the long history of India. In that year, Babur, a Turkish prince, launched a series of attacks against India from his base in present-day Kabul, Afghanistan. In the showdown at Panipat, his troops collided with Sultan Ibrahim Lodi's men. As the two sides met head-on, the sultan was confident that the victory would belong to him. After all, he had nearly 100,000 men and 100 elephants in his camp! Things, however, did not go as planned. While Babur commanded only 12,000 men and had no elephants, he had a better army and the latest weaponry (cannons) at his disposal. Thus, he won the famous battle of Panipat. After the victory, Babur killed the sultan and captured his capital city of Delhi. He then went on to subdue the city of Agra. Babur chose that city to be the new capital city of his empire. He proclaimed himself the first ruler of the Mughal (also spelled as Mogul) dynasty.
 
2     Babur's Mughal dynasty brought the demise of the so-called Delhi Sultanate. The Delhi Sultanate was a series of Muslim dynasties that had control over northern India since 1206. It was so named because Delhi was the capital city of those kingdoms.
 
3     Babur was, undoubtedly, a military genius whose family tree could be traced all the way back to two of the world's most famous figures. On his father's side, he was the fifth direct descendent of the Turkish conqueror, Timur (also known as Timur the Lame or Tamerlane). On his mother's side, he was the thirteenth direct descendent of the Mongol warrior, Genghis Khan. Aside from his military accomplishments and impressive familial lineages, Babur was also a gifted writer and a lover of nature. He composed poems and built gardens. His memoir has since become a classic autobiography!

Paragraphs 4 to 9:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Ancient India
             Ancient India


More Lessons
             High School Reading Comprehensions and High School Reading Lessons


Social Studies
             Social Studies


    2004 Elections  
 
    2008 Elections  
 
    United States History and Theme Units  
 
    American Government  
 
    Ancient America  
 
    Ancient China  
 
    Ancient Egypt  
 
    Ancient Greece  
 
    Ancient India  
 
    Ancient Mesopotamia  
 
    Ancient Rome  
 
    Biographies  
 
    Canadian Theme Unit  
 
    Country Theme Units  
 
    Crime and Terrorism  
 
    Economics  
 
 
    European History: 1600s-1800s  
 
    Explorers  
 
    Famous Educators  
 
    Geography  
 
    Grades 2-3 Social Studies Wendy's World Series  
 
    History of Books and Writing  
 
    History of Mathematics  
 
    How Can I Help?  
 
    Inventors and Inventions  
 
    Middle Ages  
 
    Renaissance  
 
    World Religion  
 
    World War I  
 
    World War II  
 
    World Wonders  
 


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States
Education
Teaching

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2013 edHelper