9TH SOCIAL SCIENCE CBSE SYLLABUS 21-22

SOCIAL SCIENCE CODE NO. (087)

CLASS IX-X (2021-22)

TERM WISE CURRICULUM

 

Social Science Is A Compulsory Subject Up To Secondary Stage Of School Education. It Is An Integral Component Of General Education Because It Helps The Learners To Understand The Environment In Its Totality And Developing A Broader Perspective And An Empirical, Reasonable And Humane Outlook. This Is Of Crucial Importance Because It Helps Them Grow Into Well-Informed And Responsible Citizens With Necessary Attributes And Skills For Being Able To Participate And Contribute Effectively In The Process Of Development And Nation- Building.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. Each Subject’s Distinct Methods of Enquiry Help the Learners to Understand Society from Different Angles and Form a Holistic View.

Objectives

The Main Objectives Of This Syllabus Are To:

  • Develop An Understanding Of The Processes Of Change And Development-Both In Terms Of Time And Space, Through Which Human Societies Have Evolved
  • Make Learners Realise That The Process Of Change Is Continuous And Any Event Or Phenomenon Or Issue Cannot Be Viewed In Isolation But In A Wider Context Of Time And Space
  • Develop An Understanding Of Contemporary India With Its Historical Perspective, Of The Basic Framework Of The Goals And Policies Of National Development In Independent India, And Of The Process Of Change With Appropriate Connections To World Development
  • Deepen Knowledge About And Understanding Of India’s Freedom Struggle And Of The Values And Ideals That It Represented, And To Develop An Appreciation Of The Contributions Made By People Of All Sections And Regions Of The Country
  • Help Learners Understand And Cherish The Values Enshrined In The Indian Constitution And To Prepare Them For Their Roles And Responsibilities As Effective Citizens Of A Democratic Society
  • Deep en The Knowledge And Understanding Of India’s Environment In Its Totality, Their Interactive Processes And Effects On The Future Quality Of People’s Lives
  • Facilitate The Learners To Understand And Appreciate The Diversity In The Land And People Of The Country With Its Underlying Unity
  • Develop An Appreciation Of The Richness And Variety Of India’s Heritage-Both Natural and Cultural and the Need for Its Preservation.

COURSE STRUCTURE

CLASS IX (2021-22)

TERM- I

M. MARKS: 40
No. Units No. of Periods Marks
I India and the Contemporary World -1 17 10
II Contemporary India – I 14 10
III Democratic Politics – I 20 10
IV Economics 20 10
  Total 71 40

TERM- II

M. MARKS: 40

No. Units No. of Periods Marks
I India and the Contemporary World -1 34 10
II Contemporary India – I 24 10
III Democratic Politics – I 18 10
IV Economics 10 10
  Total 86 40

COURSE CONTENT- IX

 

TERM- I
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I
Themes Learning Objectives
Section 1: Events and Processes: (Theme one)

 

 

 

 

I.  The French Revolution

 

·         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

In this theme students would get familiarized with distinct ideologies, extracts of speeches, political declarations, as well as the politics of caricatures, posters and engravings. Students would learn how to interpret these kinds of historical evidences.

 

 

·       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.

Unit 2: Contemporary India – I
Themes Learning Objectives
1.  India

 

·       Size and Location

·       India and the World

·       India’s Neighbours

 

2.  Physical Features of India

 

·          Major Physiographic Divisions

·       Identify the location of India in the Indian subcontinent.
·       Understand the major landform features and the underlying geological structure; their association with various rocks and minerals as well as nature of soil types.
Unit 3: Democratic Politics – I
Themes Learning Objectives
·       What is Democracy?

·       Features of Democracy Why Democracy?

·         Develop     conceptual    skills                   of democracy.

·         Understand       how                       different processes    and    forces                       have democracy.

defining

 

historical promoted

 

·       Broader Meaning of Democracy

 

 

 

2.  Constitutional Design

 

·       Why do we need a Constitution?

·       Making of the Indian Constitution

·       Guiding Values of the Indian Constitution

·         Develop     a     sophisticated     defence     of democracy against common prejudices.

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

 

·         Understand    the   process    of   Constitution making.

·         Develop respect for the Constitution and appreciation for Constitutional values.

·         Recognize Constitution as a dynamic and living document.

Unit 4: Economics
Themes Learning Objectives
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.
2. People as Resource  
·         Overview

·         Economic activities by men and women

·         Quality of Population

·         Unemployment

·         Understand the demographic concepts.

·         Understand how population can be an asset or a liability for a nation.

COURSE CONTENT – IX

TERM II
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World – I
Themes Learning Objectives
Section 1: Events and Processes: (Theme two and three)

 

 

 

II. 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

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

In each of these two themes in this unit students would get familiarized with distinct ideologies, extracts of speeches, political declarations, as well as the politics of caricatures, posters and engravings. Students would learn how to interpret these kinds of historical evidences.

·       Explore the history of socialism through the study of Russian Revolution.

·       Familiarize with the different types of ideas that inspired the revolution.

 

 

 

 

·       Discuss the critical significance of Nazism in shaping the politics of modern world.

·       Get familiarized with the speeches and writings of Nazi Leaders.

Unit 2: Contemporary India – I
Themes Learning Objectives
3.  Drainage

·         Major rivers and tributaries

·         Lakes

·         Role of rivers in the economy

·         Pollution of rivers

Note: Only Map Items as given in the Map List from this chapter to be evaluated in Examination.

 

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

4.  Climate

·         Concept

·         Climatic Controls

·         Factors influencing India’s climate

·         The Indian Monsoon

·         Distribution of Rainfall

·         Monsoon as a unifying bond

5.  Natural Vegetation and Wild Life

·         Factors affecting Vegetation

·   Identify various factors influencing the climate and explain the climatic variation of our country and its impact on the life of people.

·   Explain the importance and unifying role of monsoons.

 

·         Vegetation types

·         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.

Unit 3: Democratic Politics – I
Themes Learning Objectives
3.  Electoral Politics

·         Why Elections?

·         What is our System of Elections?

·         What makes elections in India democratic?

4.  Working of Institutions

·         How is the major policy decision taken?

·         Parliament

·         Political Executive

·         Judiciary

·       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.

·       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.

Unit 4: Economics
Themes Learning Objectives
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.