SST Syllabus & Maps (Class 10, 2017) Class 10 Notes | EduRev

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149
COURSE STRUCTURE CLASS X
Time: 3 Hrs.                  Marks: 90
Units Term I Term II
I India and the Contemporary World - II 23 23
II Contemporary India - II 23 23
III Democratic Politics II 22 22
IV Understanding Economic Development 22 22
V Disaster Management-only through project work and assignments. -
-
Total 90 90
The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class 
Tests/periodic tests for which Board has already issued guidelines to the schools. The 
Summative assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the 
Question Paper.
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-II                                                        45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
Sub-unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies 
and Societies:
Any one of the following themes:
4. The making of Global World: (a) 
Contrast between the form of 
industrialization in Britain and India. 
(b) Relationship between handicrafts 
and industrial production, formal and 
informal sectors. (c) Livelihood of 
workers. Case studies : Britain and 
India.                                     (Chapter 4)
5. The Age of Indutrialisation: (a) 
Patterns of urbanization (b) Migration 
and the growth of towns. (c) Social 
change and urban life. (d) Merchants, 
middle classes, workers and urban poor
.                                               (Chapter 5)
Case  Studies:  London  and Bombay  
in  the nineteenth and twentieth 
century.
6. Work, Life and Leisure: (a) Expansion 
and integration of the world market in 
the nineteenth  and   early   twentieth   
century. (b) Trade and economy 
l   Discuss    two    different    patterns    of 
industrialization, one  in  the  imperial  
country and another within a colony.
l      Show the relationship between different 
sectors of production.
l  Show  the  difference between 
urbanization in two different contexts. A 
focus on Bombay and London  will  allow  
the  discussions  on urbanization  and  
industrialization  to complement each 
other.
l      Show that globalizaton has a long history 
and point to the shifts within the process.
l      Analyze the implication of globalization 
for local economies.
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149
COURSE STRUCTURE CLASS X
Time: 3 Hrs.                  Marks: 90
Units Term I Term II
I India and the Contemporary World - II 23 23
II Contemporary India - II 23 23
III Democratic Politics II 22 22
IV Understanding Economic Development 22 22
V Disaster Management-only through project work and assignments. -
-
Total 90 90
The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class 
Tests/periodic tests for which Board has already issued guidelines to the schools. The 
Summative assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the 
Question Paper.
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-II                                                        45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
Sub-unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies 
and Societies:
Any one of the following themes:
4. The making of Global World: (a) 
Contrast between the form of 
industrialization in Britain and India. 
(b) Relationship between handicrafts 
and industrial production, formal and 
informal sectors. (c) Livelihood of 
workers. Case studies : Britain and 
India.                                     (Chapter 4)
5. The Age of Indutrialisation: (a) 
Patterns of urbanization (b) Migration 
and the growth of towns. (c) Social 
change and urban life. (d) Merchants, 
middle classes, workers and urban poor
.                                               (Chapter 5)
Case  Studies:  London  and Bombay  
in  the nineteenth and twentieth 
century.
6. Work, Life and Leisure: (a) Expansion 
and integration of the world market in 
the nineteenth  and   early   twentieth   
century. (b) Trade and economy 
l   Discuss    two    different    patterns    of 
industrialization, one  in  the  imperial  
country and another within a colony.
l      Show the relationship between different 
sectors of production.
l  Show  the  difference between 
urbanization in two different contexts. A 
focus on Bombay and London  will  allow  
the  discussions  on urbanization  and  
industrialization  to complement each 
other.
l      Show that globalizaton has a long history 
and point to the shifts within the process.
l      Analyze the implication of globalization 
for local economies.
150
between the two Wars. (c) Shifts 
after the 1950s. (d) Implications of 
globalization for livelihood patterns.
Case   study : The   post   War   
International Economic order, 1945 to 
1960s.                              (Chapter 6)
Sub-unit 1.3 : Everyday Life, Culture 
and Politics Any one of the following 
themes:
7. Print Culture and the Modern World: 
(a) The history of print in Europe. (b) The 
growth of press in nineteenth century 
India. (c) Relationship between 
print culture, public debate and 
politics.                         (Chapter 7)
8.  Novels, Society and History: 
(a) Emergence of the novel as a genre 
in the west. (b) The relationship 
between the novel and changes in 
modern society. (c) Early novels in 
nineteenth century India. (d) A study 
of two or three major writers.                                          
(Chapter 8)
Term II
In Sub-unit 1.1 students are required to 
choose any two   themes.   In   that   sub-
unit,  theme  3 is compulsory and for 
second theme students are required to 
choose any one from the first two themes.
In Sub-units 1.2 and 1.3 students are 
required to choose any one theme from 
each. Thus all students are required to 
study four themes in all.
Sub-unit 1.1 : Events and processes: 
Any two of the following themes:
1.  The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:
(a) The growth of nationalism in Europe 
after the 1830s. (b) The ideas of 
Giuseppe Mazzini, etc. (c) General   
characteristics   of    the movements 
in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and 
Greece.                                  (Chapter 1)
l Discuss how globalization is experienced 
differently by different social groups.
l	 Discuss the link between print culture and 
the circulation of ideas.
l	Familiarize students with pictures, 
cartoons, extracts from propaganda 
literature and newspaper debates on 
important events and issues in the past.
l	 Show  that  forms  of  writing  have  a  
specific history, and that they reflect 
historical changes within society and shape 
the forces of change.
l	 Familiarize students with some of the ideas 
of writers who have had a powerful impact 
on society.
l	 The theme will discuss the forms in which 
nationalism developed along with the 
formation of nation states in Europe in the 
post-1830 period.
l	Discuss the relationship/difference 
between European nationalism and anti-
colonial nationalisms.
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149
COURSE STRUCTURE CLASS X
Time: 3 Hrs.                  Marks: 90
Units Term I Term II
I India and the Contemporary World - II 23 23
II Contemporary India - II 23 23
III Democratic Politics II 22 22
IV Understanding Economic Development 22 22
V Disaster Management-only through project work and assignments. -
-
Total 90 90
The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class 
Tests/periodic tests for which Board has already issued guidelines to the schools. The 
Summative assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the 
Question Paper.
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-II                                                        45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
Sub-unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies 
and Societies:
Any one of the following themes:
4. The making of Global World: (a) 
Contrast between the form of 
industrialization in Britain and India. 
(b) Relationship between handicrafts 
and industrial production, formal and 
informal sectors. (c) Livelihood of 
workers. Case studies : Britain and 
India.                                     (Chapter 4)
5. The Age of Indutrialisation: (a) 
Patterns of urbanization (b) Migration 
and the growth of towns. (c) Social 
change and urban life. (d) Merchants, 
middle classes, workers and urban poor
.                                               (Chapter 5)
Case  Studies:  London  and Bombay  
in  the nineteenth and twentieth 
century.
6. Work, Life and Leisure: (a) Expansion 
and integration of the world market in 
the nineteenth  and   early   twentieth   
century. (b) Trade and economy 
l   Discuss    two    different    patterns    of 
industrialization, one  in  the  imperial  
country and another within a colony.
l      Show the relationship between different 
sectors of production.
l  Show  the  difference between 
urbanization in two different contexts. A 
focus on Bombay and London  will  allow  
the  discussions  on urbanization  and  
industrialization  to complement each 
other.
l      Show that globalizaton has a long history 
and point to the shifts within the process.
l      Analyze the implication of globalization 
for local economies.
150
between the two Wars. (c) Shifts 
after the 1950s. (d) Implications of 
globalization for livelihood patterns.
Case   study : The   post   War   
International Economic order, 1945 to 
1960s.                              (Chapter 6)
Sub-unit 1.3 : Everyday Life, Culture 
and Politics Any one of the following 
themes:
7. Print Culture and the Modern World: 
(a) The history of print in Europe. (b) The 
growth of press in nineteenth century 
India. (c) Relationship between 
print culture, public debate and 
politics.                         (Chapter 7)
8.  Novels, Society and History: 
(a) Emergence of the novel as a genre 
in the west. (b) The relationship 
between the novel and changes in 
modern society. (c) Early novels in 
nineteenth century India. (d) A study 
of two or three major writers.                                          
(Chapter 8)
Term II
In Sub-unit 1.1 students are required to 
choose any two   themes.   In   that   sub-
unit,  theme  3 is compulsory and for 
second theme students are required to 
choose any one from the first two themes.
In Sub-units 1.2 and 1.3 students are 
required to choose any one theme from 
each. Thus all students are required to 
study four themes in all.
Sub-unit 1.1 : Events and processes: 
Any two of the following themes:
1.  The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:
(a) The growth of nationalism in Europe 
after the 1830s. (b) The ideas of 
Giuseppe Mazzini, etc. (c) General   
characteristics   of    the movements 
in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and 
Greece.                                  (Chapter 1)
l Discuss how globalization is experienced 
differently by different social groups.
l	 Discuss the link between print culture and 
the circulation of ideas.
l	Familiarize students with pictures, 
cartoons, extracts from propaganda 
literature and newspaper debates on 
important events and issues in the past.
l	 Show  that  forms  of  writing  have  a  
specific history, and that they reflect 
historical changes within society and shape 
the forces of change.
l	 Familiarize students with some of the ideas 
of writers who have had a powerful impact 
on society.
l	 The theme will discuss the forms in which 
nationalism developed along with the 
formation of nation states in Europe in the 
post-1830 period.
l	Discuss the relationship/difference 
between European nationalism and anti-
colonial nationalisms.
151
2.  The Nationalist Movement in Indo 
- China: Factors Leading to Growth of 
Nationalism in Indo-China
(a)French colonialism in Indo-China. 
(b) Phases of struggle against the 
French. (c) The ideas of Phan Dinh 
Phung, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Ac 
Quoc (d) The second world war and 
the liberation struggle. (e) America 
and the second Indo-China war .                                             
(Chapter 2)
3.  Nationalism in India:
(a) First world war, Khilafat, Non-
Cooperation and Civil Disobedience 
Movement. (b) Salt Satyagraha. (c)
Movements   of   peasants,   workers,   
tribals. (d) Activities of different 
political groups.                   (Chapter 3)
Map work based on theme 3 only. 
(3 marks)
l	 Point to the way the idea of the nation 
states became generalized in Europe and 
elsewhere.
l	 Discuss  the   difference  between   French 
colonialism in Indo-China and British 
colonialism in India.
l	 Outline the different stages of the anti- 
imperialist struggle in Indo-China.
l	Familiarize the  students with  the  
differences between nationalist 
movements in Indo China and India.
l	Discuss the characteristics of Indian 
nationalism through a case study of Civil 
Disobedience Movement.
l	Analyze the nature of the diverse social 
movements of the time.
l	 Familiarize students with the writings and 
ideals of different political groups and 
individuals, notably Mahatama Gandhi.
Unit 2: Contemporary India - II              45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
1.  Resources and Development: Types 
- natural and human; Need for resource 
planning, natural resources, land as a 
resource, soil types and distribution; 
changing land-use pattern; land 
degradation and conservation measures.
(Chapter 1)
l Understand the value of resources and 
the need for their judicious utilisation 
and conservation.
l Identify various types of farming and 
discuss the various farming methods; 
Describe the spatial distribution of 
major crops as well as understand the 
relationship between rainfall regimes 
and cropping pattern.
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149
COURSE STRUCTURE CLASS X
Time: 3 Hrs.                  Marks: 90
Units Term I Term II
I India and the Contemporary World - II 23 23
II Contemporary India - II 23 23
III Democratic Politics II 22 22
IV Understanding Economic Development 22 22
V Disaster Management-only through project work and assignments. -
-
Total 90 90
The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class 
Tests/periodic tests for which Board has already issued guidelines to the schools. The 
Summative assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the 
Question Paper.
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-II                                                        45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
Sub-unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies 
and Societies:
Any one of the following themes:
4. The making of Global World: (a) 
Contrast between the form of 
industrialization in Britain and India. 
(b) Relationship between handicrafts 
and industrial production, formal and 
informal sectors. (c) Livelihood of 
workers. Case studies : Britain and 
India.                                     (Chapter 4)
5. The Age of Indutrialisation: (a) 
Patterns of urbanization (b) Migration 
and the growth of towns. (c) Social 
change and urban life. (d) Merchants, 
middle classes, workers and urban poor
.                                               (Chapter 5)
Case  Studies:  London  and Bombay  
in  the nineteenth and twentieth 
century.
6. Work, Life and Leisure: (a) Expansion 
and integration of the world market in 
the nineteenth  and   early   twentieth   
century. (b) Trade and economy 
l   Discuss    two    different    patterns    of 
industrialization, one  in  the  imperial  
country and another within a colony.
l      Show the relationship between different 
sectors of production.
l  Show  the  difference between 
urbanization in two different contexts. A 
focus on Bombay and London  will  allow  
the  discussions  on urbanization  and  
industrialization  to complement each 
other.
l      Show that globalizaton has a long history 
and point to the shifts within the process.
l      Analyze the implication of globalization 
for local economies.
150
between the two Wars. (c) Shifts 
after the 1950s. (d) Implications of 
globalization for livelihood patterns.
Case   study : The   post   War   
International Economic order, 1945 to 
1960s.                              (Chapter 6)
Sub-unit 1.3 : Everyday Life, Culture 
and Politics Any one of the following 
themes:
7. Print Culture and the Modern World: 
(a) The history of print in Europe. (b) The 
growth of press in nineteenth century 
India. (c) Relationship between 
print culture, public debate and 
politics.                         (Chapter 7)
8.  Novels, Society and History: 
(a) Emergence of the novel as a genre 
in the west. (b) The relationship 
between the novel and changes in 
modern society. (c) Early novels in 
nineteenth century India. (d) A study 
of two or three major writers.                                          
(Chapter 8)
Term II
In Sub-unit 1.1 students are required to 
choose any two   themes.   In   that   sub-
unit,  theme  3 is compulsory and for 
second theme students are required to 
choose any one from the first two themes.
In Sub-units 1.2 and 1.3 students are 
required to choose any one theme from 
each. Thus all students are required to 
study four themes in all.
Sub-unit 1.1 : Events and processes: 
Any two of the following themes:
1.  The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:
(a) The growth of nationalism in Europe 
after the 1830s. (b) The ideas of 
Giuseppe Mazzini, etc. (c) General   
characteristics   of    the movements 
in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and 
Greece.                                  (Chapter 1)
l Discuss how globalization is experienced 
differently by different social groups.
l	 Discuss the link between print culture and 
the circulation of ideas.
l	Familiarize students with pictures, 
cartoons, extracts from propaganda 
literature and newspaper debates on 
important events and issues in the past.
l	 Show  that  forms  of  writing  have  a  
specific history, and that they reflect 
historical changes within society and shape 
the forces of change.
l	 Familiarize students with some of the ideas 
of writers who have had a powerful impact 
on society.
l	 The theme will discuss the forms in which 
nationalism developed along with the 
formation of nation states in Europe in the 
post-1830 period.
l	Discuss the relationship/difference 
between European nationalism and anti-
colonial nationalisms.
151
2.  The Nationalist Movement in Indo 
- China: Factors Leading to Growth of 
Nationalism in Indo-China
(a)French colonialism in Indo-China. 
(b) Phases of struggle against the 
French. (c) The ideas of Phan Dinh 
Phung, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Ac 
Quoc (d) The second world war and 
the liberation struggle. (e) America 
and the second Indo-China war .                                             
(Chapter 2)
3.  Nationalism in India:
(a) First world war, Khilafat, Non-
Cooperation and Civil Disobedience 
Movement. (b) Salt Satyagraha. (c)
Movements   of   peasants,   workers,   
tribals. (d) Activities of different 
political groups.                   (Chapter 3)
Map work based on theme 3 only. 
(3 marks)
l	 Point to the way the idea of the nation 
states became generalized in Europe and 
elsewhere.
l	 Discuss  the   difference  between   French 
colonialism in Indo-China and British 
colonialism in India.
l	 Outline the different stages of the anti- 
imperialist struggle in Indo-China.
l	Familiarize the  students with  the  
differences between nationalist 
movements in Indo China and India.
l	Discuss the characteristics of Indian 
nationalism through a case study of Civil 
Disobedience Movement.
l	Analyze the nature of the diverse social 
movements of the time.
l	 Familiarize students with the writings and 
ideals of different political groups and 
individuals, notably Mahatama Gandhi.
Unit 2: Contemporary India - II              45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
1.  Resources and Development: Types 
- natural and human; Need for resource 
planning, natural resources, land as a 
resource, soil types and distribution; 
changing land-use pattern; land 
degradation and conservation measures.
(Chapter 1)
l Understand the value of resources and 
the need for their judicious utilisation 
and conservation.
l Identify various types of farming and 
discuss the various farming methods; 
Describe the spatial distribution of 
major crops as well as understand the 
relationship between rainfall regimes 
and cropping pattern.
152
2. Forest and Wild Life Resources: Types 
and distribution, depletion of flora and 
fauna; conservation and protection of 
forest and wild life.                                                
(Chapter 2)
3. Water   Resources:  Sources,  distribution, 
utilisation, multi-purpose projects, 
water scarcity , need     for conservation 
and management, rainwater harvesting. 
(One case study to be introduced)                   
(Chapter 3)
4. Agriculture: Types of farming, major 
crops, cropping pattern,       technological      
and institutional reforms; their impact; 
contribution of Agriculture   to    national    
economy-employment and output.                 
(Chapter 4)
Map work (3 marks)
Term II
5. Minerals and Energy Resources: T ypes of 
minerals, distribution, use and economic 
importance of minerals, conservation, 
types of power resources:   conventional   
and non- conventional, distribution and 
utilization, and conservation.                                  
(Chapter 5)
6.  Manufacturing Industries: 
Types, spatial distribution, contribution 
of industries to the national economy, 
industrial pollution and degradation 
of  environment, measures to control 
degradation. (One case study to be 
introduced)                         (Chapter 6)
7.  Life Lines of National Economy 
(Chapter 7)
Map work    (3 marks)
l Explain    various    government    policies    
for institutional as well as technological 
reforms since independence.
l Understand the importance of forest 
and wild life in our environment as well 
as develop concept towards depletion 
of resources.
l Understand  the  importance  of  
agriculture  in national economy.
l Understand  the  importance  of  water  
as  a resource as well as develop 
awareness towards its judicious use and 
conservation.
l Discuss  various  types  of  minerals  
as  well  as their uneven nature of 
distribution and explain the need for 
their judicious utilisation.
l Discuss various types of conventional 
and non- conventional resources and 
their utilization.
l Discuss  the  importance  of  industries  
in  the national economy as well as 
understand the regional disparities 
which resulted due to concentration of 
industries in some areas.
l Discuss  the  need  for  a  planned  
industrial development  and  debate  
over  the  role  of government towards 
sustainable development.
l To  explain  the  importance  of  
transport  and communication in the 
ever shrinking world.
l To   understand  the   role   of   trade   
in   the economic development of a 
country.
Project / Activity:
l Learners may collect photographs of typical rural houses, and clothing of people 
from different regions of India and examine whether they reflect any relationship 
with climatic conditions and relief of the area.
l Learners may write a brief report on various irrigation practices in the village and 
the change in cropping pattern in the last decade.
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149
COURSE STRUCTURE CLASS X
Time: 3 Hrs.                  Marks: 90
Units Term I Term II
I India and the Contemporary World - II 23 23
II Contemporary India - II 23 23
III Democratic Politics II 22 22
IV Understanding Economic Development 22 22
V Disaster Management-only through project work and assignments. -
-
Total 90 90
The formative assessment will comprise of Projects, assignments, activities and Class 
Tests/periodic tests for which Board has already issued guidelines to the schools. The 
Summative assessment will comprise of Theory paper as per the prescribed design of the 
Question Paper.
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-II                                                        45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
Sub-unit 1.2: Livelihoods, Economies 
and Societies:
Any one of the following themes:
4. The making of Global World: (a) 
Contrast between the form of 
industrialization in Britain and India. 
(b) Relationship between handicrafts 
and industrial production, formal and 
informal sectors. (c) Livelihood of 
workers. Case studies : Britain and 
India.                                     (Chapter 4)
5. The Age of Indutrialisation: (a) 
Patterns of urbanization (b) Migration 
and the growth of towns. (c) Social 
change and urban life. (d) Merchants, 
middle classes, workers and urban poor
.                                               (Chapter 5)
Case  Studies:  London  and Bombay  
in  the nineteenth and twentieth 
century.
6. Work, Life and Leisure: (a) Expansion 
and integration of the world market in 
the nineteenth  and   early   twentieth   
century. (b) Trade and economy 
l   Discuss    two    different    patterns    of 
industrialization, one  in  the  imperial  
country and another within a colony.
l      Show the relationship between different 
sectors of production.
l  Show  the  difference between 
urbanization in two different contexts. A 
focus on Bombay and London  will  allow  
the  discussions  on urbanization  and  
industrialization  to complement each 
other.
l      Show that globalizaton has a long history 
and point to the shifts within the process.
l      Analyze the implication of globalization 
for local economies.
150
between the two Wars. (c) Shifts 
after the 1950s. (d) Implications of 
globalization for livelihood patterns.
Case   study : The   post   War   
International Economic order, 1945 to 
1960s.                              (Chapter 6)
Sub-unit 1.3 : Everyday Life, Culture 
and Politics Any one of the following 
themes:
7. Print Culture and the Modern World: 
(a) The history of print in Europe. (b) The 
growth of press in nineteenth century 
India. (c) Relationship between 
print culture, public debate and 
politics.                         (Chapter 7)
8.  Novels, Society and History: 
(a) Emergence of the novel as a genre 
in the west. (b) The relationship 
between the novel and changes in 
modern society. (c) Early novels in 
nineteenth century India. (d) A study 
of two or three major writers.                                          
(Chapter 8)
Term II
In Sub-unit 1.1 students are required to 
choose any two   themes.   In   that   sub-
unit,  theme  3 is compulsory and for 
second theme students are required to 
choose any one from the first two themes.
In Sub-units 1.2 and 1.3 students are 
required to choose any one theme from 
each. Thus all students are required to 
study four themes in all.
Sub-unit 1.1 : Events and processes: 
Any two of the following themes:
1.  The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:
(a) The growth of nationalism in Europe 
after the 1830s. (b) The ideas of 
Giuseppe Mazzini, etc. (c) General   
characteristics   of    the movements 
in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and 
Greece.                                  (Chapter 1)
l Discuss how globalization is experienced 
differently by different social groups.
l	 Discuss the link between print culture and 
the circulation of ideas.
l	Familiarize students with pictures, 
cartoons, extracts from propaganda 
literature and newspaper debates on 
important events and issues in the past.
l	 Show  that  forms  of  writing  have  a  
specific history, and that they reflect 
historical changes within society and shape 
the forces of change.
l	 Familiarize students with some of the ideas 
of writers who have had a powerful impact 
on society.
l	 The theme will discuss the forms in which 
nationalism developed along with the 
formation of nation states in Europe in the 
post-1830 period.
l	Discuss the relationship/difference 
between European nationalism and anti-
colonial nationalisms.
151
2.  The Nationalist Movement in Indo 
- China: Factors Leading to Growth of 
Nationalism in Indo-China
(a)French colonialism in Indo-China. 
(b) Phases of struggle against the 
French. (c) The ideas of Phan Dinh 
Phung, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Ac 
Quoc (d) The second world war and 
the liberation struggle. (e) America 
and the second Indo-China war .                                             
(Chapter 2)
3.  Nationalism in India:
(a) First world war, Khilafat, Non-
Cooperation and Civil Disobedience 
Movement. (b) Salt Satyagraha. (c)
Movements   of   peasants,   workers,   
tribals. (d) Activities of different 
political groups.                   (Chapter 3)
Map work based on theme 3 only. 
(3 marks)
l	 Point to the way the idea of the nation 
states became generalized in Europe and 
elsewhere.
l	 Discuss  the   difference  between   French 
colonialism in Indo-China and British 
colonialism in India.
l	 Outline the different stages of the anti- 
imperialist struggle in Indo-China.
l	Familiarize the  students with  the  
differences between nationalist 
movements in Indo China and India.
l	Discuss the characteristics of Indian 
nationalism through a case study of Civil 
Disobedience Movement.
l	Analyze the nature of the diverse social 
movements of the time.
l	 Familiarize students with the writings and 
ideals of different political groups and 
individuals, notably Mahatama Gandhi.
Unit 2: Contemporary India - II              45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
1.  Resources and Development: Types 
- natural and human; Need for resource 
planning, natural resources, land as a 
resource, soil types and distribution; 
changing land-use pattern; land 
degradation and conservation measures.
(Chapter 1)
l Understand the value of resources and 
the need for their judicious utilisation 
and conservation.
l Identify various types of farming and 
discuss the various farming methods; 
Describe the spatial distribution of 
major crops as well as understand the 
relationship between rainfall regimes 
and cropping pattern.
152
2. Forest and Wild Life Resources: Types 
and distribution, depletion of flora and 
fauna; conservation and protection of 
forest and wild life.                                                
(Chapter 2)
3. Water   Resources:  Sources,  distribution, 
utilisation, multi-purpose projects, 
water scarcity , need     for conservation 
and management, rainwater harvesting. 
(One case study to be introduced)                   
(Chapter 3)
4. Agriculture: Types of farming, major 
crops, cropping pattern,       technological      
and institutional reforms; their impact; 
contribution of Agriculture   to    national    
economy-employment and output.                 
(Chapter 4)
Map work (3 marks)
Term II
5. Minerals and Energy Resources: T ypes of 
minerals, distribution, use and economic 
importance of minerals, conservation, 
types of power resources:   conventional   
and non- conventional, distribution and 
utilization, and conservation.                                  
(Chapter 5)
6.  Manufacturing Industries: 
Types, spatial distribution, contribution 
of industries to the national economy, 
industrial pollution and degradation 
of  environment, measures to control 
degradation. (One case study to be 
introduced)                         (Chapter 6)
7.  Life Lines of National Economy 
(Chapter 7)
Map work    (3 marks)
l Explain    various    government    policies    
for institutional as well as technological 
reforms since independence.
l Understand the importance of forest 
and wild life in our environment as well 
as develop concept towards depletion 
of resources.
l Understand  the  importance  of  
agriculture  in national economy.
l Understand  the  importance  of  water  
as  a resource as well as develop 
awareness towards its judicious use and 
conservation.
l Discuss  various  types  of  minerals  
as  well  as their uneven nature of 
distribution and explain the need for 
their judicious utilisation.
l Discuss various types of conventional 
and non- conventional resources and 
their utilization.
l Discuss  the  importance  of  industries  
in  the national economy as well as 
understand the regional disparities 
which resulted due to concentration of 
industries in some areas.
l Discuss  the  need  for  a  planned  
industrial development  and  debate  
over  the  role  of government towards 
sustainable development.
l To  explain  the  importance  of  
transport  and communication in the 
ever shrinking world.
l To   understand  the   role   of   trade   
in   the economic development of a 
country.
Project / Activity:
l Learners may collect photographs of typical rural houses, and clothing of people 
from different regions of India and examine whether they reflect any relationship 
with climatic conditions and relief of the area.
l Learners may write a brief report on various irrigation practices in the village and 
the change in cropping pattern in the last decade.
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Posters:
l Pollution of water in the locality.
l Depletion of forests and the greenhouse effect.
Note: Any similar activities may be taken up.
Unit 3: Democratic Politics - II 45 Periods
Themes Objectives
Term I
1&2.Power Sharing & Federalism:
Why and how is power shared in 
democracies? How has federal division 
of power in India helped national unity? 
To what extent has decentralisation 
achieved this objective? How does 
democracy accommodate different 
social groups?                                      (Chapter 
1&2)
3&4.Democracy and Diversity & Gender 
Religion and Caste:
Are  divisions  inherent  to   the  
working  of democracy? What has been 
the effect of caste on politics and of 
politics on caste? How has the gender 
division shaped politics? How do 
communal divisions affect democracy?  
(Chapter 3&4)
Term II
5&6.Popular Struggles and Movements 
& Political Parties: How do struggles 
shape democracy in favour of ordinary 
people? What role do political   
parties   play   in   competition   and 
contestation?  Which  are  the  major  
national and regional parties in India? 
Why have social movements come to 
occupy large role in politics?                                     
(Chapter 5&6)
l Analyse    the    relationship    between    
social cleavages and political 
competition with reference to Indian 
situation.
l Understand and analyse the 
challenges posed by communalism to 
Indian democracy.
l Understand the enabling and disabling 
effects of caste and ethnicity in 
politics.
l Develop a gender perspective on 
politics.
l Introduce students to the centrality 
of power sharing in a democracy.
l Understand the working of spatial 
and social power sharing mechanisms.
l Analyse federal provisions and 
institutions.
l Understand the new Panchayati Raj 
institutions in rural and urban areas.
l Understand the  vital  role  of  struggle  
in  the expansion of democracy.
l Analyse party systems in democracies.
l Introduction to major political 
parties in the  country.
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