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(CBSE SUBJECT Code No. 087)

No. Units Marks
I India and the Contemporary World – I 20
II Contemporary India – I 20
III Democratic Politics – I 20
IV Economics 20
Total 80
Internal Assessment 20
Grand Total 100


Term – I ( APRIL 2019 TO SEPTEMBER 2019 )

Text Book Content Learning objectives
India and the Contemporary World – I Section 1: Events and Processes: (All the three themes are compulsory) I. The FrenchRevolution:
French Society During the Late Eighteenth Century, The Outbreak of the Revolution, France Abolishes Monarchy and Becomes a Republic, Did Women have a Revolution?, The Abolition of Slavery, The Revolution and Everyday Life

Familiarize with the names of people involved, the different types of ideas that inspired the revolution, the wider forces that shaped it. Know the use of written, oral and visual material to recover the history of revolutions.
India and the Contemporary World – I II. Socialism in Europe and the RussianRevolution: The Age of Social Change, The Russian Revolution, The February Revolution in Petrograd, What Changed after October?, The Global Influence of the Russian Revolution and the USSR Explore the history of socialism through the study of Russian Revolution. Familiarize with the different types of ideas that inspired the revolution.

India and the Contemporary World – I

III.Nazism and the Rise of Hitler:

Birth of the Weimar Republic, Hitler’s Rise to Power, The Nazi Worldview, Youth in Nazi Germany, Ordinary People and the Crimes Against Humanity

  • Discuss the critical significance of Nazism in shaping the politics of modern world.
  • Get familiarized with the speeches and writings of Nazi Leaders.

Contemporary India–I

Ch.1: India-Size and Location

Size, Location, India and the World, India’s Neighbours

  • Identify the location of India in the Indian subcontinent

Contemporary India–I

Ch.2: Physical Features of India:

Plate Boundaries, Major Physiographic Divisions- The Himalayan Mountains, the Northern Plains, The Peninsular Plateau, The Indian Desert, The Island

  • Understand the major landform features and the underlying geological structure; their association with various rocks and minerals as well as nature of soil types.

Contemporary India–I

Ch.3: Drainage:

Drainage Basin, Water Divide, Drainage Pattern, Major Himalayan rivers and tributaries, The Peninsular Rivers and tributaries, Lakes, Role of rivers in the economy, Pollution of rivers

  • Identify the river systems of the country and explain the role of rivers in the human society.

Democratic Politics – I

Ch.1: What is Democracy? Why Democracy?

  • Develop conceptual skills of defining democracy.
  • Understand how different historical processes and forces have promoted democracy.
  • Develop a sophisticated defense of democracy against common prejudices.

Develop a historical sense of the choice and nature of democracy in India.

What is Democracy?, Features of Democracy, Why Democracy?, Broader Meaning of Democracy


Ch.2: Constitutional Design:

  • Understand the process of Constitution making.
  • Develop respect for the Constitution and appreciation for Constitutional values.
  • Recognize Constitution as a dynamic and living document.

Politics – I

Democratic Constitution in South Africa, Why do we need a Constitution?, Making of the Indian Constitution, Guiding Values of the Indian Constitution


Ch.1: The Story of Village Palampur:

Overview, Organization of production, Farming in Palampur, Non-farm activities of Palampur.

  • Familiarize with basic economic concepts through an imaginary story of a village.


Ch.2: People as Resource: Overview, Economic activities by men and women, Quality of

Population, Unemployment

  • Understand the demographic concepts
  • Understand how population can be as asset or a liability for the nation.

Revision of syllabus for Mid -Term Exam along with related map work.


India and the Contemporary World – I

Section 2: Livelihoods, Economies andSocieties:

(Any one theme of the following)

  1. IV.Forest Society and Colonialism:

Why Deforestation?, The Rise of Commercial Forestry, Rebellion in  the forest, Transformations in Java.


  1. Pastoralists in the Modern World:

Pastoral Nomads and their movement, Colonial Rule and Pastoral Life, Pastoralism in Africa.

  • Discuss the social and cultural world of forest communities through the study of specific revolts.

Understand how oral traditions can be used to explore tribal revolts.


  • Highlight varying patterns of developments within pastoral societies in different places.
  • Analyse the impact of colonialism on forest societies, and the implication of scientific forestry.
  • Show the different processes through which agrarian transformation may occur in the modern world.
  • Analyse the impact of modern states, marking of boundaries, processes of sedentarization, contraction of pastures, and      expansion      of      markets   on

pastoralism in the modern world.

Contemporary India–I


Concept, Climatic Controls, Factors influencing India’s climate, The  Indian Monsoon

Onset and withdrawal of Monsoon, Distribution of Rainfall, The Season, Monsoon as a unifying bond.

  • Identify various factors influencing the climate and explain the climatic variation of our country and its impact on the life of the people.
  • Explain the importance and unifying role of monsoons.

Contemporary India–I

Ch.5: Natural Vegetation and Wild Life:

Factors affecting Vegetation- Relief(land, soil), Climate (Temperature, sunlight, precipitation), Ecosystem, Types of Vegetation, Wild Life, Conservation.

  • Explain the nature of diverse flora and fauna as well as their distribution.
  • Develop concern about the need to protect the biodiversity of our country.

Contemporary India–I

Ch.6: Population:

Size and Distribution of Population, Growth and Process of Population Change, Age composition, Sex ratio, literacy rate, Occupational structure, Health, Adolescent Population, National Population Policy, NPP 2000 and adolescents.

  • Analyse the uneven nature of population distribution and show concern about the large size of our population.
  • Identify the different occupations of people and explain various factors of population change.
  • Explain various dimensions of National Population Policy and understand the needs of adolescents as underserved group.

Democratic Politics – I

Ch.3: Electoral Politics:

Why Elections?, What is our System of Elections?, What makes elections in India democratic?

  • Understand representative democracy via competitive party politics.
  • Familiarize with Indian electoral system.
  • Reason out for the adoption of present Indian Electoral System.
  • Develop an appreciation of citizen’s increased participation in electoral politics.
  • Recognize the significance of the Election Commission.

Democratic Politics – I

Ch.4: Working of Institutions:

How is the major policy decision taken?, Parliament, Political Executive, Judiciary

  • Get an overview of central governmental structures.
  • Identify the role of Parliament and its procedures.
  • Distinguish between political and permanent executive authorities and functions.
  • Understand the parliamentary system of executive’s accountability to the legislature.
  • Understand the working of Indian Judiciary.


Ch.5: Democratic Rights:

  • Recognize the need for rights in one’s life.
  • Understand the availability

/access of rights in a democratic system/government.

  • Identify and be able to comprehend the Fundamental Rights given by the Indian Constitution to its citizens.
  • Create awareness regarding the process of safe guarding rights.

Politics – I

Life with outrights, Rights in a Democracy, Rights in the Indian Constitution, Expanding the scope of rights


Ch.3: Poverty as a Challenge:

Two typical cases of poverty, Poverty as seen by Social Scientists, Poverty Estimates, Vulnerable Groups, Interstate disparities, Global Poverty Scenario, Causes of Poverty, Anti- poverty measures, The Challenges Ahead

  • Understand poverty as a challenge.
  • Identify vulnerable group and interstate disparities
  • Appreciate the initiatives of the government to alleviate poverty.


Ch. 4:Food Security in India: Overview, What is Food Security?, Why Food Security?, Who are food insecure?,   Food   Security   in India,

What  is  Buffer  Stock?,  What  is the

Public Distribution System?, Current Status of Public Distribution System

  • Understand the concept of food security
  • Appreciate and analyse the role of government in ensuring food supply.
  • Syllabus to be completed by December2019.
  • Revision of Syllabus for CASE-2020 along with mapwok.
  • Revision from SupportMaterial


ProjectWork:05 Periods (5Marks)

  1. Every student has to compulsorily undertake one project on DisasterManagement.
  2. Objectives: The main objectives of giving project work on Disaster Management to the students are to:–
  1. Create awareness in them about different disasters, their consequences and management.
  2. Prepare them in advance to face such situations,
  3. Ensure their participation in disaster mitigation plans,
  4. Enable them to create awareness and preparedness among the community.
  5. The project work should also help in enhancing the Life Skills of the students.
  1. If possible, various forms of art may be integrated in the project work.
  2. In order to realize the expected objectives completely, it would be required of the Principals / teachers to muster support from various local authorities and organizations like the Disaster Management Authorities, Relief, Rehabilitation and the Disaster Management Departments of the States, Office of the District Magistrate/ Deputy Commissioners, Fire Service, Police, Civil Defence etc. in the area where the schools are located.
  3. The distribution of marks over different aspects relating to Project Work is as follows:
a Content accuracy, originality and analysis 2
b Presentation and creativity 2
c Viva Voce 1
  1. The project carried out by the students should subsequently be shared among themselves through Interactive sessions such as exhibitions, panel discussions, etc.
  1. All documents pertaining to assessment under this activity should be meticulously maintained by the schools.
  2. A Summary Report should be prepared highlighting:
    1. objectives realized through individual or group interactions;
    2. calendar of activities;
    3. innovative ideas generated in this process ;
    4. list of questions asked in viva voce
  3. It is to be noted here by all the teachers and students that the projects and models prepared should be made from eco-friendly products without incurring too much expenditure.
  4. The Project Report should be handwritten by the students themselves.
  5. The record of the project work (internal assessment) should be kept for a period of three months for verification, if any.

Prescribed Books

  1. India And The Contemporary world-I, (History), Published by NCERT
  2. Contemporary India-I, (Geography) Published by NCERT
  3. Democratic Politics-I, (Political Science) Published by NCERT
  4. Economics, Published by NCERT
  5. Together, Towards a Safer India part-II, A text book on Disaster Management

Note: Please procure latest reprinted edition (2019) of prescribed NCERT textbooks.



 Chapter-1: The French Revolution

Outline Political Map of France (For locating and labeling / Identification)

Bordeaux ; Nantes ; Paris ; Marseilles

Chapter-2: Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution

Outline Political Map of World (For locating and labeling/ Identification) Major countries of First World War (Central Powers and Allied Powers) Central Powers – Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey (Ottoman Empire)

Allied Powers – France, England, Russia, U.S.A.

Chapter-3: Nazism and Rise of Hitler

Outline Political Map of World (For locating and labeling / Identification)

Major countries of Second World War

Axis Powers – Germany, Italy, Japan ; Allied Powers – UK, France, Former USSR, USA

Territories under German expansion (Nazi Power)

Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia (only Slovakia shown in the map), Denmark, Lithuania, France, Belgium

SUBJECT – GEOGRAPHY (Outline Political Map of India)

Chapter -1: India-Size and Location

India-States with Capitals, Tropic of Cancer, Standard Meridian (Location and Labelling)

Chapter -2: Physical Features of India

Mountain Ranges: The Karakoram, The Zasker, The Shivalik, The Aravali, The Vindhya, The Satpura, Western & EasternGhats

Mountain Peaks – K2, Kanchan Junga, Anai Mudi

Plateau – Deccan Plateau, Chotta Nagpur Plateau, Malwa Plateau

Coastal Plains – Konkan, Malabar, Coromandal & Northern Circar (Location and Labelling)

Chapter -3: Drainage

Rivers: (Identification only)

The Himalayan River Systems-The Indus, The Ganges, and The Satluj

The Peninsular rivers-The Narmada, The Tapi, The Kaveri, The Krishna, The Godavari, The Mahanadi

Lakes: Wular, Pulicat, Sambhar, Chilika

Chapter – 4: Climate

Areas receiving rainfall less than 20 cm and over 400 cm (Identification only)

Chapter – 5: Natural Vegetation and Wild Life

Vegetation Type: Tropical Evergreen Forest, Tropical Deciduous Forest, Thorn Forest, Montane Forests and Mangrove- For identification only

National Parks: Corbett, Kaziranga, Ranthambor, Shivpuri, Kanha, Simlipal & Manas

Bird Sanctuaries: Bharatpur and Ranganthitto

Wild Life Sanctuaries: Sariska, Mudumalai, Rajaji, Dachigam (Location and Labelling)

Chapter – 6: Population(location and labelling)

The state having highest and lowest density of population The state having highest and lowest sex ratio

Largest and smallest state according to area


Typology of Questions Objective Type 1 Mark Short Answer (SA) 3 Marks Long Answer (LA) 5 Marks Map Skill Total Marks Weightage %
Remembering (Exhibit memory of previously learned material by recalling facts, terms, basic concepts and answers)





Understanding (Demonstrate understanding of facts and ideas by organizing, comparing translating interpreting, giving descriptions and stating main ideas)





Applying: (Solve problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge and rules in a different ways)





Analysing and Evaluating: (Examine and break information into parts by identifying motives or causes, make inferences and find evidence to support generalisations present and defend opinion by making judgement about information, validity of ideas, or quality of work based on a set of criteria.)





Creating: (Compile information together in a different way by combining elements in a new pattern or proposing alternative solutions.)





Map Skill









3× 8=24





  1. Internal Assessment: 20Marks