CBSE Syllabus for Class 10 Social Science
Course Structure for Social Science Class X (2017-18)
|I||India and the Contemporary World – II||20|
|II||Contemporary India – II||20|
|III||Democratic Politics II||20|
|IV||Understanding Economic Development||20|
Unit 1: India and the Contemporary World-II
|In Sub-unit 1.1 students are required to choose any two themes. In that sub-unit, theme 3 is compulsory and for second|
theme students are required to choose any one from the first two themes.
In Sub-units 1.2 and 1.3 students are required to choose any one theme from each. Thus all students are required to study four themes in all.
Sub-unit 1.1: Events and processes: Any two of the following themes:
1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:
(a) The growth of nationalism in Europe after the 1 830s.
(b) The ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini, etc.
(c) General characteristics of the movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and Greece. (Chapter 1)
2. The Nationalist Movement in Indo – China: Factors leading to Growth of Nationalism in Indo-China
(a) French colonialism in Indo-China.
(b) Phases of struggle against the French.
(c) The ideas of Phan Chu Trinh, Phan Boi Chau, HO Chi Minh.
(d) The Second World War and the liberation struggle.
(e) America and the Vietnam war. (Chapter 2)
3. Nationalism in India:
(a) Impact of First world war, Khilafat, Non Cooperation and Differing Strands within the Movement.
(b) Salt Satyagraha.
(c) Movements of peasants, workers, tribals.
(d) limits of Civil Disobedience.
(e) The Sense of Collective Belonging. (Chapter 3)
|Sub-unit 1 .2: Livelihoods, Economies and Societies: Any one of the following themes:|
4. The making of a Global World:
(a) The Pre-modern world
(b) The Nineteenth Century global economy,colonialism
(c) The Inter war Economy (Great Depression)
(d) Rebuilding the World Economy
5. The Age of Industrialization:
(a) Proto-industrialization and pace of industrial change
(b) life of workers
(c) Industrialization in the colonies
(d) Early Entrepreneurs a workers
(e) The Peculiarities of Industrial Growth (f) Market for Goods
6. Work, Life & Leisure:
(a) Development of modern cities due to Industrialization in london a Bombay
(b) Housing and land Reclamation
(c) Social Changes in the cities
(d) Cities and the challenge of the Environment.
Sub-unit 1.3 : Everyday life, Culture and Politics Any one of the following themes:
7. Print Culture and the Modern World:
(a) The history of print in Europe.
(b) The growth of press in nineteenth century India.
(c) Relationship between print culture, public debate and politics. (Chapter 7)
8. Novels, Society and History:
(a) Emergence of the novel as a genre in the west.
(b) The relationship between the novel and changes in modern society.
(c) Early novels in nineteenth century India.
(d) A study of two or three major writers. (Chapter 8)
Unit 2: Contemporary India – II
|1. 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)|
3. 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)
4. Agriculture: Types of farming, major crops, cropping pattern, technological and institutional reforms; their impact;
contribution of Agriculture to national economy-employment and output.
Note: Content of pg no. 44-47 of NCERT Textbook is to be deleted. (Chapter 4)
5. 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)
6. 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.
Note : Content mentioned on page no. 74-75 of NCERT, Geography Text book i.e. Aluminium Smelting, Chemical Industries, Fertilizer Industry, Cement Industry is not required to be deliver in class room during instruction.
7. life lines of National Economy : Importance of means of Communication and transportation, Trade & Tourism. (Chapter 7)
- Learners may collect photographs of typical rural houses, and clothing of people from different regions of India and examine whether they reflect any relationship with climatic conditions and relief of the area.
- Learners may write a brief report on various irrigation practices in the village and the change in cropping pattern in the last decade.
- Pollution of water in the locality.
- Depletion of forests and the greenhouse effect.
Note: Any similar activity may be taken up.
Unit 3: Democratic Politics
|1&2. 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?
3&4. 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)
5. Popular Struggles and Movements:
(Note: Ch-5 is to be done as project work only and will not be evaluated in theory)
6. Political Parties:
What role do political parties play in competition and contestation? Which are the major national and regional parties in India? (Chapter 6)
7. 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)
8. 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
|1. 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.|
2. 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)
3. 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)
4. Globalisation and the Indian Economy: Production across countries, Foreign trade and Interaction of Markets, what is Globalization? Factors, WTO, Impact, Fair Globalization (Chapter 4)
5. 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)
Suggested Activities / Instructions:
Theme 2*: Visit to banks and money Lenders / pawnbrokers and discuss various activities that you have observed in banks in the classroom. Participate in the meetings of Self Help Groups, which are engaged in micro credit schemes in the locality of Learners and observe issues discussed.
Theme 4**: Provide many examples of service sector activities. Use numerical examples, charts and photographs.
Theme 5***: Collect logos of standards available for various goods and services. Visit a consumer court nearby and discuss in the class the proceedings; Collect stories of consumer exploitation and grievances from newspapers and consumer courts.
Project Work: [5 Marks]
Every student has to compulsorily undertake any one project on the following units/topics.
1. Disaster Management (Pertaining to class Xth curriculum of Disaster Management only).
2. Popular Struggles and Movements
3. Money and Credit
The project have been carefully designed so as to –
(a) Create awareness in Learners
(b) Enable them to understand and co-relate all aspects of selected topic
(c) Relate theory with practice
(d) Relation of different aspects with life
(e) Provide hands on experience
The distribution of marks over different aspects relating to Project Work is as follows:
|1.||Content accuracy and originality||1|
|2.||Presentation and creativity||1|
|3.||Process of Project Completion: Initiative, cooperativeness, participation and punctuality||1|
|4.||Viva or written test for content assimilation||2|
The projects carried out by the students in different topics should subsequently be shared among themselves through interactive sessions such as exhibitions, panel discussions, etc. All documents pertaining to assessment under this activity should be meticulously maintained by concerned schools. A Summary Report should be prepared highlighting:
- objectives realized through individual or group interactions;
- calendar of activities;
- innovative ideas generated in this process;
- list of questions asked in viva voce
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. The Project Report should be handwritten by the students themselves and comprise of not more than 15 foolscap pages. Records pertaining to projects (internal assessment) of the students will be maintained for a period of three months from the date of declaration of result for verification at the discretion of Board. Subjudiced cases, if any or those involving RTI / Grievances may however be retained beyond three months.
- India and the Contemporary World-II (History) – Published by NCERT
- Contemporary India II (Geography) – Published by NCERT
- Democratic Politics II (Political Science) – Published by NCERT
- Understanding Economic Development – Published by NCERT
- Together Towards a Safer India – Part III, a textbook on Disaster Management – Published by CBSE
List of Map Items for Social Science
A. History – Outline Political Map of India
Lesson-3 Nationalism in India – (1918 – 1930).
For Locating and Labelling / Identification.
1. Indian National Congress Sessions:
- Calcutta (Sep. 1920)
- Nagpur (Dec. 1920)
- Madras (1927)
- Lahore (1929)
2. Important Centres of Indian National Movement
(Non -cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement)
(i) Champaran (Bihar) – Movement of Indigo Planters
(ii) Kheda (Gujrat) – Peasant Satyagrah
(iii) Ahmedabad (Gujarat) – Cotton Mill Workers Satyagraha
(iv) Amritsar (Punjab) – Jallianwala Bagh Incident
(V) Chauri Chaura (U.R) – calling off the Non Cooperation Movement
(vi) Dandi (Gujarat) – Civil Disobedience Movement
Outline Political Map of India
Chapter 1: Resources and Development
Identification only: Major soil Types.
Chapter 3: Water Resources
Locating and Labelling –
(2) Bhakra Nangal
(4) Rana Pratap Sagar
(7) Nagarjuna Sagar
(8) Tungabhadra. (Along with rivers)
Chapter 4: Agriculture
(a) Major areas of Rice and Wheat.
(b) Largest / Major producer states of Sugarcane; Tea; Coffee; Rubber; Cotton and Jute.
Chapter 5: Mineral and Energy Resources.
Minerals: (Identification only)
1. Iron ore mines:
2. Mica mines:
3. Coal mines:
4. Oil Fields:
- Mumbal High
5. Bauxite Deposits:
- The Amarkantak plateau
- Maikal hills
- The plateau region of Bilaspur- Katni.
- Orissa Panchpatmali deposits in Koraput district
6. Mica deposits:
- The Chota Nagpur plateau.
- Koderma Gaya – Hazaribagh belt of Jharkhand
- Nellore mica belt
Power Plants: (Locating and Labelling only)
- Rawat Bhata
Chapter 6: Manufacturing Industries
Locating and Labelling Only
(1) Cotton Textile Industries:
- Coi m batore
(2) Iron and Steel Plants:
- Bhad ravati
(3) Software Technology Parks:
Chapter 7: Lifelines of National Economy
Identification Only: Golden Quadrilateral, North-South Corridor, East-West Corridor.
Locating and Labelling:
- Jawahar lal Nehru
- New Mangalore
- Amritsar (Raja Sansi)
- Delhi (Indira Gandhi International)
- Mumbai (Chhatrapati Shivaji)
- Thiruvanantapuram (Nedimbacherry)
- Chennai (Meenam Bakkam)
- Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose)
- Hyderabad (Rajiv Gandhi)
Note: Items of Locating and LabelLing may also be given for Identification.