SOCIAL SCIENCE (CBSE SUBJECT Code No. 087) COURSE STRUCTURE CLASS X
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|1||India and the Contemporary World – II||20|
|2||Contemporary India – II||20|
|3||Democratic Politics – II||20|
CBSE Class 10 Social Science Notes & Important Question Answers
SAMPLE PAPERS OF CLASS 10 SOCIAL SCIENCE
1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe: . (Chapter 1)
(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.
2. The Nationalist Movement in Indo – China: . (Chapter 2)
(a)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 Chu Trinh, Phan Boi Chau, HO Chi Minh
(d) The Second World War and the liberation struggle.
(e) America and the Vietnam war The theme will discuss the forms in which nationalism developed along with the formation of nation states in Europe in the post-1830 period.
• Discuss the relationship/difference between European nationalism and anti-colonial nationalisms.
• Point to the way the idea of the Format required nation states became generalized in Europe and elsewhere.
• Discuss the difference between French colonialism in Indo-China and British colonialism in India.
• Outline the different stages of the anti-imperialist struggle in IndoChina.
• Familiarize the students with the differences between nationalist movements in Indo China and India.
• Discuss the characteristics of Indian nationalism through a case study of Civil Disobedience Movement.
• Analyze the nature of the diverse social movements of the time.
3. Nationalism in India: (Chapter 3)
(a)Impact of First world war,Khilafat, NonCooperation and Differing Strands within the Movement.
(b) Salt Satyagraha.
(c) Movements of peasants, workers, tribals.
(d) Limits of Civil Disobedience.
(e) The Sense of Collective Belonging
4. The making of a Global World: . (Chapter 4)
(a) The Pre-modern world (b) The Nineteenth Century Global Economy (Colonialism) (c) The Inter war
Economy (Great Depression) (d) Rebuilding the World Economy
5. The Age of Industrialization : . (Chapter 5)
(a) Proto-industrialization and pace of industrial change (b) Life of workers (c) Industrialization in the colonies
(d) Early Entrepreneurs & Workers (e) The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth (f) Market for Goods
6. Work, Life & Leisure : . (Chapter 6)
(a) Development of modern cities due to Industrialization in London & Bombay (b) Housing and Land
Reclamation (c) Social Changes in the cities (d) Cities and the challenge of the Environment Sub-unit 1.3 :
Everyday Life, Culture and Politics (Any one of the following themes):
7. Print Culture and the Modern World: . (Chapter 7)
(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
8.Novels, Society and History: (Chapter 8)
(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
1.Resources and Development: . (Chapter 1)
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
3. Water Resources: (Chapter 3)
Sources, distribution, utilisation, multi-purpose projects, water scarcity, need for conservation and
management, rainwater harvesting. (One case study to be introduced)
4. Agriculture: (Chapter 4)
Types of farming, major crops, cropping pattern, technological and institutional reforms; their impact;
contribution of Agriculture to national economy-employment and output. Note: Content of pg no. 44-47 of
NCERT Textbook is to be deleted.
5. Minerals and Energy Resources: (Chapter 5)
Types of minerals, distribution (Note: on map only) use and economic importance of minerals, conservation,
types of power resources: conventional and nonconventional, distribution and utilization, and conservation.
6.Manufacturing Industries: (Chapter 6)
Types, spatial distribution (Note: on map only) contribution of industries to the national economy, industrial
pollution and degradation of environment, measures to control degradation.
Note : Content mentioned on page no. 74-75 of NCERT, Geography Text book i.e. Aluminium Smelting,
Chemical Industries, Fertilizer Industry, Cement Industry is not required to be delivered in class room during
7. Life Lines of National Economy : (Chapter 7)
Importance of means of Communication and transportation, Trade & Tourism ,Types of transportation,
1.Development: (Chapter 1)
The traditional notion of development; National Income and Per capita Income. Growth of National Income –
critical appraisal of existing development indicators (PCI, IMR, SR and other income and health indicators) The
need for health and educational development; Human Development Indicators (in simple and brief as a holistic
measure of development.
2.Sectors of the Indian Economy (Chapter 2)
:*Sectors of Economic Activities; Historical change in sectors; Rising importance of tertiary sector; Employment
Generation; Division of Sectors- Organised and Unorganised; Protective measures for unorganised sector
3.Money and Credit: (Chapter 3)
Role of money in an economy: Formal and Informal financial institutions for Savings and Credit-General
Introduction; Select one formal institution such as a nationalized commercial bank and a few informal
institutions; Local money lenders, landlords, chit funds and private finance companies.
(Note : Ch-3 will also be evaluated in theory)
4.Globalisation and the Indian Economy: (Chapter 4)
Production across countries, Foreign trade and Interaction of Markets, what is Globalization? Factors, WTO,
Impact, Fair Globalization
5.Consumer Rights: (Chapter 5)
***How consumer is exploited (one or two simple case studies) factors causing exploitation of consumers; Rise
of consumer awareness; how a consumer should be in a market; role of government in consumer protection