Course Overview

CBSE Class 10 – Social Science Syllabus

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I:Events and processes:The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

  • The growth of nationalism in Europe after the 1830s
  • The ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini, etc.
  • General characteristics of the movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and Greece. (Chapter 1)

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I:Events and processes:The Nationalist Movement in Indo – China

  • Factors Leading to Growth of Nationalism in Indo-China
  • French colonialism in Indo-China.
  • Phases of struggle against the French.
  • The ideas of Phan Chu Trinh, Phan Boi Chau, HO Chi Minh
  • The Second World War and the liberation struggle.
  • America and the Vietnam war. (Chapter 2)

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-2I:Events and processes:Nationalism in India

  • Impact of First world war, Khilafat, NonCooperation and Differing Strands within the Movement.
  • Salt Satyagraha.
  • Movements of peasants, workers, tribals.
  • Limits of Civil Disobedience.
  • The Sense of Collective Belonging. (Chapter 3)

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-2:Livelihoods, Economies and Societies: The making of a Global World:

  • The Pre-modern world
  • The Nineteenth Century global economy (colonialism)
  • The Inter war Economy (Great Depression)
  • Rebuilding the World Economy

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-2:Livelihoods, Economies and Societies:The Age of Industrialization

  • Proto-industrialization and pace of industrial change
  • Life of workers
  • Industrialization in the colonies
  • Early Entrepreneurs & workers
  • The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
  • Market for Goods

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-2:Livelihoods, Economies and Societies:Work, Life & Leisure

  • Development of modern cities due to Industrialization in London & Bombay
  • Housing and Land Reclamation
  • Social Changes in the cities
  • Cities and the challenge of the Environment

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-2:Livelihoods, Economies and Societies:Work, Life & Leisure

  • Development of modern cities due to Industrialization in London & Bombay
  • Housing and Land Reclamation
  • Social Changes in the cities
  • Cities and the challenge of the Environment

Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-2:Everyday Life, Culture and Politics: Novels, Society and History:

  • Emergence of the novel as a genre in the west.
  • The relationship between the novel and changes in modern society.
  • Early novels in nineteenth century India.
  • A study of two or three major writers. (Chapter 8)

Unit 2: Contemporary India – II

  • 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)
  • Forest and Wildlife
    Biodiversity or Biological Diversity,Flora and Fauna in India,Vanishing Forests,Asiatic Cheetah: Where did they go?,The Himalayan Yew in trouble,Conservation of forest and wildlife in India,Project Tiger,Types and distribution of forests and wildlife resources,Community and Conservation
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Minerals and Energy Resources
    Types of minerals, distribution (Note: on map only) use and economic importance of minerals, conservation, types of power resources: conventional and non-conventional, distribution and utilization, and conservation. (Chapter 5)
  • Manufacturing Industries
    Types, spatial distribution (Note: on map only) contribution of industries to the national economy, industrial pollution and degradation of environment, measures to control degradation
  • Life Lines of National Economy
    Importance of means of Communication and transportation, Trade & Tourism (Chapter 7)

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – II

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Popular Struggles and Movements
    Note: Ch-5 is to be done as project work only and will not be evaluated in theory
  • Political Parties
    What role do political parties play in competition and contestation? Which are the major national and regional parties in India? (Chapter 6)
  • Outcomes of Democracy
    Can or should democracy be judged by its outcomes? What outcomes can one reasonably expect of democracies? Does democracy in India meet these expectations? Has democracy led to development, security and dignity for the people? What sustains democracy in India? (Chapter 7)
  •  Challenges to Democracy:
    Is the idea of democracy shrinking? What are the major challenges to democracy in India? How can democracy be reformed and deepened? What role can an ordinary citizen play in deepening democracy? (Chapter 8))

Unit 4: Understanding Economic Development

  • Development
    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.
  • Sectors of the Indian Economy
    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 workers. (Chapter 2)
  •  Money and Credit
    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. (Chapter 3) (Note: Ch-3 will also be evaluated in theory)
  • Globalisation and the Indian Economy
    Production across countries, Foreign trade and Interaction of Markets, what is Globalization? Factors, WTO, Impact, Fair Globalization (Chapter 4)
  • Consumer Rights
    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. (Chapter 5)

List of Map Items
History – Outline Political Map of India

List of Map Items
Geography – Outline Political Map of India

List of Map Items
Geography – Outline Political Map of India

List of Map Items
History – Outline Political Map of India

List of Map Items
History – Outline Political Map of India

Best Reference Books CBSE Class 10 – Social Science

  1. All in One Social science CBSE Class 10 – Arihant
  2. Golden guide for social science – Sudha Rastogi, S.A. Siddiqui, J.P. Singhal & Dr. Gulshan Rai
  3. S’Chand for social science – N.k Chowdhry
  4. Xam idea for social science – Editorial Board

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