Social Science

Class 9
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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-

  • The French Revolution:
  1. French Society During the Late Eighteenth Century
  2. The Outbreak of the Revolution France Abolishes Monarchy and Becomes a Republic
  3. Did Women have a Revolution?
  4. The Abolition of Slavery The Revolution and Everyday Life
  • Socialism in Europe and the Russian Revolution:
  1. The Age of Social Change The Russian Revolution
  2. The February Revolution in Petrograd What Changed after October?
  3. The Global Influence of the Russian Revolution and the USSR
  • Nazism and the Rise of Hitler:
  1. Birth of the Weimar Republic
  2. Hitler’s Rise to Power
  3. The Nazi Worldview
  4. Youth in Nazi Germany
  5. Ordinary People and the Crimes Against Humanity

Contemporary India – I: Geography

  • India 
  1. Size and Location
  2. India and the World
  3. India’s Neighbours
  • Physical Features of India: 
  1. Major Physiographic Divisions
  • Drainage: Note: Only Map Items as given in the Map List from this chapter are to be evaluated in Examination. 
  • Climate: 
  1. Concept
  2. Climatic Controls
  3. Factors influencing India’s climate
  4. The Indian Monsoon
  5. Distribution of Rainfall
  6. Monsoon as a unifying bond
  • Natural Vegetation and Wild Life:
  1. Factors affecting Vegetation
  2. Vegetation types
  3. Wild Life
  4. Conservation

Democratic Politics – I: Political Science

  • What is Democracy? Why Democracy?:
  1. What is Democracy?
  2. Features of Democracy
  3. Why Democracy?
  4. Broader Meaning of Democracy
  • Constitutional Design:
  1. Why do we need a Constitution?
  2. Making of the Indian Constitution
  3. Guiding Values of the Indian Constitution 
  • Electoral Politics:
  1. Why Elections?
  2. What is our System of Elections?
  3. What makes elections in India democratic? 
  • Working of Institutions:
  1. How is the major policy decision taken?
  2. Parliament
  3. Political Executive Judiciary


  • The Story of Village Palampur:
  1. Overview
  2. Organization of production
  3. Farming in Palampur
  4. Non-farm activities of Palampur
  • People as Resource: 
  1. Overview
  2. Economic activities by men and women
  3. Quality of Population
  4. Unemployment
  • Poverty as a Challenge: 
  1. Two typical cases of poverty
  2. Poverty as seen by Social Scientists
  3. Poverty Estimates
  4. Vulnerable Groups Interstate disparities
  5. Global Poverty Scenario
  6. Causes of Poverty
  7. Anti-poverty measures
  8. The Challenges Ahead


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