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From nature, mankind inherits a variety of things. These include plants, trees, flowers, birds, animals, religion, race, culture and color.  

Diversity: Diversity is defined as the condition of having many different elements together in a classroom, organization, institution, country, world etc.

Chapter Notes: Chapter 1 - Understanding Diversity, Class 6, SST | EduRev NotesFig: Diversity Joining Hands

Chapter Notes: Chapter 1 - Understanding Diversity, Class 6, SST | EduRev NotesFig: Diversity at one place

Social Diversity: Social diversity is regarded as something which makes this universe a place to be resided and attractive. 
(i) Human beings cannot fulfill all their needs on their own. They depend on other social groups to fulfill these needs.  
(ii) The various groups are family, community, nation and universe.  

Chapter Notes: Chapter 1 - Understanding Diversity, Class 6, SST | EduRev NotesFig: Social Dependence

Peasants or farmers produce crops and they are consumed by them as well as Knights, Nobles and Kings. The Knights take care of the peasants and the knights are given service protection by the nobles and the nobles are employed by the Kings and the Nobles work for the King. So in this way one class or one human being depends on another.

Can Friends be Different class or background:  
(i) Nothing stops people from different backgrounds from becoming friends.  
(ii) Right to Education (RTE) has made provision for poor family children to study in public schools. This reduces diversity.
Example of Sameer ek and Sameer do:

Chapter Notes: Chapter 1 - Understanding Diversity, Class 6, SST | EduRev NotesFig: Venn diagram on Sameer Ek and Sameer Do


How Do we Explain Diversity:
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Fig: Flow Chart on Diversity 


Diversity and Interdependence:  
(i) Within a social group, diverse types of activities are performed depending on their skills, interests and education.  
(ii) To fulfill one’s needs, people depend on others.
(iii) With the onset of globalization, the concept of interdependence between diverse areas has got a boost.  Chapter Notes: Chapter 1 - Understanding Diversity, Class 6, SST | EduRev Notes

Fig: Interdependence and Diversity


Unity in Diversity in India:  
(i) India is a land where unity and diversity go hand in hand. 

Chapter Notes: Chapter 1 - Understanding Diversity, Class 6, SST | EduRev Notes

Fig: Unity and Diversity in India

Table on Diversity and Unity of People of India
Chapter Notes: Chapter 1 - Understanding Diversity, Class 6, SST | EduRev Notes
(ii) Indian Freedom struggle is a good example of Indian Unity in Diversity. At this time Indians from different groups joined hands against ‘Phirangi Sahebs’ to liberate the country.
(iii) Pt. Nehru in his book, ‘Discovery of India’, wrote that Indian unity is not something imposed from outside by rather it is something deeper and within its folds.  


Ladakh and Kerala:  
Table on Comparison of Ladakh and Kerala
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Diversity on the basis of Caste System:
Caste System

  • Society divided into groups depending on the work people do
  • Cannot change ones profession
  • So cannot change groups
  • Parents profession is passed to the children and child’s profession is decided before birth
  • So inequality in society

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