The Social Science curriculum draws its content mainly from History, Geography, Political Science, and Economics. Some elements of Sociology and Commerce are also included. Together they provide a comprehensive view of society over space and time, and in relation to each other. Let us see the syllabus-
India and the Contemporary World – I – History
Section 1: Events and processes:(All the three themes are compulsory-
- 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
- Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution:
- 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
- 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
Contemporary India – I: Geography
- Size and Location
- India and the World
- India’s Neighbours
- Physical Features of India:
- Major Physiographic Divisions
- Drainage: Note: Only Map Items as given in the Map List from this chapter are to be evaluated in Examination.
- Climatic Controls
- Factors influencing India’s climate
- The Indian Monsoon
- Distribution of Rainfall
- Monsoon as a unifying bond
- Natural Vegetation and Wild Life:
- Factors affecting Vegetation
- Vegetation types
- Wild Life
Democratic Politics – I: Political Science
- What is Democracy? Why Democracy?:
- What is Democracy?
- Features of Democracy
- Why Democracy?
- Broader Meaning of Democracy
- Why do we need a Constitution?
- Making of the Indian Constitution
- Guiding Values of the Indian Constitution
- Why Elections?
- What is our System of Elections?
- What makes elections in India democratic?
- How is the major policy decision taken?
- Political Executive Judiciary
- The Story of Village Palampur:
- Organization of production
- Farming in Palampur
- Non-farm activities of Palampur
- Economic activities by men and women
- Quality of Population
- 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
Social science, class 9, economics, history, political science, geography