PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 8

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 7

DURATION

1 YEAR

Social Science (SS 805) - Grade 8

Unit Area Covered Marks
Unit 1 Emergence of New Ideas: Renaissance in Europe 05 Read more
Unit 2 Renaissance and Humanism 05 Read more
Unit 3 Renaissance in Art and Literature 05 Read more
Unit 4 Renaissance and Science 05 Read more
Unit 5 Renaissance and Religion 05 Read more
Unit 6 New World Order 20 Read more
Industrialization of Europe: The Industrial Revolution Capitalism Colonization Imperialism
Unit 7 Basic concepts of Weather and Climate 05 Read more
Unit 8 Resources 05 Read more
Unit 9 Natural Regions of the World - I 05 Read more
Unit 10 Natural Regions of the World - II 05 Read more
Unit 11 Natural Regions of the World - III 05 Read more
Unit 12 Constitution 05 Read more
Unit 13 Kinds of Constitutions (Case Studies) 05 Read more
Unit 14 Peace and conflict resolution: Meaning; Co-existence; Causes 05 Read more
Unit 15 Need for Peace in the Society and Combating Terrorism 05 Read more
Unit 16 Importance of economics in human life 05 Read more
Unit 17 Why nations trade 05 Read more
Total Marks 100

Unit 1


Emergence of New Ideas: Renaissance in Europe

  • Meaning and Definition of Renaissance.
  • Rebirth and Cultural changes of this period.
  • Growth of Urban Culture and Revival of the Towns.
  • New disciplines (subjects) taught

Unit 2


Renaissance and Humanism

  • Growth of humanist culture in Italian Universities.
  • Man as an individual, capable of making his own decision and developing his own skills.

Unit 3


Renaissance in Art and Literature

  • The Work of great artists like Leonardo -Da- Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, etc.
  • The new style of architecture the "Classical Style".
  • The element of realism added to art and architecture by studying, Geometry bone structures, use of light and oil.
  • Printing of Classical texts which helped in spreading the torch of knowledge amongst readers

Unit 4


Renaissance and Science

  • Development of Scientific thinking
  • Humanism and Science
  • Scholastic thinking and Science
  • Role of Print Media
  • Scientific revolution

Unit 5


Renaissance and Religion

  • Decline of Catholic Church
  • Religious Growth
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Protestant Movements

Unit 6



New World Order

Industrialization of Europe: The Industrial Revolution

  • Industrial Revolution
  • Growth of new Cities
  • Urban Migration
  • Changing Economy
  • Inventions and Inventors
  • Impact of Industrialization on Handicrafts and Cottage Industries

Capitalism

  • The Concept and the Meaning of Capitalism
  • Difference between Haves and Have-nots
  • Factor giving birth to Capitalism
  • Characteristic Features of Capitalism

Colonization

  • Concept of Colonization
  • Role of Mother Country
  • Political, social and economic changes in the ruled country

Imperialism

  • Drain of wealth from the ruled country to the mother country
  • Meaning: Social political and economic domination of one country over the other
  • Causes for the growth of Imperialism

Unit 7


Basic concepts of Weather and Climate

  • Concept of weather and climate
  • Elements of weather and climate
    • Temperature
    • Pressure
    • Wind
    • Surface and Upper Air Circulation.
    • Humidity
    • Absolute, Relative
    • Precipitation and types
  • Correlation between temperature and pressure
  • Concept of isotherms, isobars.
  • local weather conditions
  • Chief characteristics of Tropical ,Temperate and Polar regions

Unit 8


Resources

  • Resources and their types
    • Natural and Human
  • Classification of resources based on utility, renewability and sustainability
  • Types of resources
    • Land- Soil, vegetation, wildlife, minerals
    • Water
    • Human
  • Need and conservation of resources

Unit 9


Natural Regions of the World - I

  • Equatorial region
  • Savannah Region
  • Hot Desert Regions
    • Location
    • Climate
    • Natural vegetation
    • Animal life
    • Human response

Unit 10


Natural Regions of the World - II

  • Mediterranean Region
  • Temperate grassland
  • Temperate Desert Regions
    • Location
    • Climate
    • Natural vegetation
    • Animal life
  • Human response

Unit 11


Natural Regions of the World - III

  • Coniferous Forests
  • Tundra Region
    • Location
    • Climate
    • Natural vegetation
    • Animal life
  • Human response

Unit 12


Constitution

  • Meaning, Features, History and growth
  • Meaning of the term Constitution
  • Key features of the Constitution
  • History of the growth of the Constitution

Unit 13


Kinds of Constitutions (Case Studies)

  • Kinds of constitution:
    Codified; Uncodified; Rigid; Flexible; along with some examples (to remain the same)
    Case Studies: Constitutions of England (uncodified) and India (codified)

Unit 14


Peace and conflict resolution: Meaning; Co-existence; Causes.

  • Meaning of the terms 'peace' and 'conflict' resolution
  • Co-existence of peace and conflicts in a society. Peace as a natural social condition
  • Kinds of conflicts: Economic, Socio-cultural, Political, Religious
  • Causes of Conflicts

Unit 15


Need for Peace in the Society and Combating Terrorism

  • Need for peace
  • Need for Peace Education in schools
  • Concept of Terrorism
  • Effects of Terrorism on various aspects of society
  • Case studies: WTC destruction, Militancy activities
  • Role and responsibility of citizens in combating Terrorism

Unit 16


Importance of economics in human life

  • Importance of economics in human life
  • Concept of
    • Demand
    • Supply
    • Trade

Unit 17


Why nations trade

  • Meaning of trade
  • Concept of Domestic trade
  • Concept of International trade
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