PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 7

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 6

DURATION

1 YEAR

Social Science (SS 705) - Grade 7

Unit Area Covered Marks
Unit 1 Athens and Sparta: Wars, Forts and Armoury 05 Read more
Unit 2 Rise of Islam and the Crusades 05 Read more
Unit 3 The Delhi Sultanate: Rise and Growth 05 Read more
Unit 4 Europe in the Middle Ages: Feudalism 05 Read more
Unit 5 Society and Culture in Asia-The Mughals in India 10 Read more
Unit 6 Land Resource 05 Read more
Unit 7 Interior of the Earth 10 Read more
Unit 8 Natural vegetation 05 Read more
Unit 9 Water - Water on land 05 Read more
Unit 10 Governance: Different Kinds of Governance 10 Read more
Unit 11 Distribution of Power and Centers of Power 05 Read more
Unit 12 Birth and Growth of Democracy 05 Read more
Unit 13 Forms of Democratic Government 05 Read more
Unit 14 Economic and Non- economic activities 10 Read more
Unit 15 Types of Economics 10 Read more
Total Marks 100

Unit 1


Athens and Sparta: Wars, Forts and Armoury

  • The rise of Athens and Sparta as important City States in the ancient Greece.
  • Rise of Sparta over the Athens as a powerful military state.
  • Concept of Oligarchy and Democracy in Greece.
  • Characteristic features of Athens and Sparta.

Unit 2


Rise of Islam and the Crusades

  • Conditions that led to the rise of Islam.
  • Hazrat Mohammed as the propagator and consolidator of Islam.
  • The dynastic rule of the Ummayyads and the Abbasids
  • The crusades or the Holy wars

Unit 3


The Delhi Sultanate: Rise and Growth-I

  • Detailed study of five different dynasties that ruled over Delhi during this period: -
    • The Slave Dynasty(1206-1210A.D) -
    • The Khilji Dynasty(1290-1320A.D) –
    • The Tughlaq Dynasty(1320-1413A.D) –
    • The Syed Dynasty(1414-1451A.D) –
    • The Lodhi Dynasty(1451-1526A.D) –
    • The Administration of Sultanate
  • The rise of kingdoms with the decline of the Sultanate
  • The life of the people during the Sultnate.
  • Social, Religious and Economic Life of the people during this period.
  • Language and Literature Architecture, Painting and music

Unit 4


Europe in the Middle Ages: Feudalism

  • Feudalism
  • Definition and Meaning
  • Working of the Feudal System
  • Life of people, condition of women and rights of the first two estates in the Feudal Society.
  • Breakdown of Feudal society
  • Causes of the decline of Feudal society

Unit 5


Society and Culture in Asia-The Mughals in India

  • Brief introduction of the arrival of the Mughals.
  • Babur's invasion
  • Flow chart depicting the order of Mughal rulers.
  • Influence of the administrative, economic system and religious reform on Indian society.
  • Growth of art, architecture and language during this period

Unit 6


Land Resource

  • Land as a resource
  • Land utilisation patterns
  • Soil and Factors of soil formation
  • Types of soil
  • Land/Soil degradation
  • Conservation measures

Unit 7


Interior of the Earth

  • Properties and characteristics
  • Formation of Rocks
  • Types of Rocks
    • Igneous
    • Sedimentary
    • Metamorphic
  • Uses of Rocks

Unit 8


Natural vegetation

  • Concept of vegetation
  • Concept of flora and fauna
  • Types of vegetation of the world
    • Tropica
    • Temperate
    • Polar - Desert
    • Mountain
    • Forest and wild life conservation of forest and wild life

Unit 9


Water - Water on land

  • Importance of water on our Earth
  • Differentiate fresh and saline water
  • The water cycle - its processes
  • Importance of water cycle
  • Conservation of water
  • Effective and sustainable uses of water

Unit 10


Governance: Different Kinds of Governance

  • Meaning of governance: Origin and historical perspective
  • Kinds of governance
    • On the basis of p olitics: dictatorship, auth oritarian, m o narch y, rep u blic an d theocracy.
    • On the basis of eco n o m y: capitalism, communism and socialism.
    • On the basis of authority exercised: totalitarian, democracy and oligarchy along with the case studies.
  • Good governance :Key elements

Unit 11


Distribution of Power and Centers of Power

  • Distribution of power: the concept and the historical perspective.
  • Centers of power in relation to the distribution of power throughout the world
    • Uni-polarity
    • Bi-polarity
    • Multi-polarity
  • Characteristics of Center of power

Unit 12


Birth and Growth of Democracy

  • Meaning of Democracy
  • Features of Democracy
  • Emergence and Expansion of Democracy
  • Merits of Democracy
  • Demerits of Democracy

Unit 13


Forms of Democratic Government

  • Types of democracy - Direct and Indirect
  • Concept of Party System and Election
  • Traditional instruments of direct democracy The Referendum, Recall and Plebiscite
  • Difference between direct and indirect forms of democracy

Unit 14


Economic and Non- economic activities

  • Concept of economic and non- economic activities
  • Relevance of economic activities in the development of the country

Unit 15


Types of Economics

  • Concept of an Economy Types of Economics-
    • Capitalist economy
    • Socialist economy
    • Mixed economy
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