PROGRAM NAME

GRADE 10

ELIGIBILITY

AFTER RELEVANT GRADE 9

DURATION

1 YEAR

Social Science (SS 1005) - Grade 10

Unit Area Covered Marks
Unit 1 The World After the World War II 10 Read more
Unit 2 Post-Cold War Scenario and the Contemporary Global Challenges 05 Read more
Unit 3 Path to Modernization 05 Read more
Unit 4 Work, Life and Leisure 05 Read more
Unit 5 Power Sharing 05 Read more
Unit 6 Rise of Popular Movements: Types and Case Studies 05 Read more
Unit 7 Outcomes of Democracy 10 Read more
Unit 8 Environment and Natural Resources in Global Politics 05 Read more
Unit 9 Population and its distribution in the world 10 Read more
Unit 10 Population Change and Growth 05 Read more
Unit 11 Population Composition 05 Read more
Unit 12 Primary Activities 05 Read more
Unit 13 Secondary Activities 05 Read more
Unit 14 Tertiary Activities 10 Read more
Unit 15 Globalization 05 Read more
Unit 16 Sustainable Development and Planning Concepts 05 Read more
Total Marks 100

Unit 1


The World After the World War II

  • Beginning of Cold War - Causes
  • Course of Cold War - formation of blocs and military alliances
  • Challenge to Bipolarity - NAM
  • Events leading to the end of the Cold War
    • Unification of Germany
    • Fall of Communist regimes in the East European Countries
    • Disintegration of USSR.

Unit 2


Post-Cold War Scenario and the Contemporary Global Challenges

  • Russia: The successor to USSR - Economic and Political Changes.
  • Unipolarity vs. Multipolarity.
  • Relevance and Reform of United Nations
  • Contemporary Global Challenges: Nuclear Weapons, International Terrorism, Ethnic Displacements and Indigenous movements

Unit 3


Path to Modernization

  • Industrial Revolution : Factors responsible
  • Focus on England: The First Country to be industrialized
    • Impact of Industrial Revolution on England
    • Impact of Industrial Revolution on the World

Unit 4


Work, Life and Leisure

  • Emergence and Growth of Cities as a result of industrialisation and other socio-economic processes
  • Case Study of any two cities - one from the developed and one from the developing countries.

Unit 5


Power Sharing

  • Case Study: Belgium and Sri Lanka
  • Need for Power Sharing
  • Forms of Power Sharing
    • Vertical and horizontal
    • Amongst different social groups, political parties, pressure groups and movements

Unit 6


Rise of Popular Movements: Types and Case Studies

  • Types of Movements - Long term and Short term
  • Various Popular Movements (Any Two)
    • Women Movements
    • Social Movements
    • Political Movements
    • Environmental
    • Movements
  • Relationship between Popular Movements and Political Parties

Unit 7


Outcomes of Democracy

  • Accountable, Responsive and Legitimate Government • Reduction of Inequality and Poverty
  • Accommodation of Social Diversity
  • Dignity and Freedom of Citizens

Unit 8


Environment and Natural Resources in Global Politics

  • Environment: An increasing Political Concern
  • Environmental Global Norms
  • Environmental Movements
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Impact of Globalization on Environment

Unit 9


Population and its distribution in the world

  • Density of Population
  • Uneven distribution of Population
  • Factors affecting the distribution of population

Unit 10


Population Change and Growth

  • Population Growth: Birth Rate, Death Rate and Migration
  • Growth Patterns: Demographic Transition Model
  • Migration: Push and Pull Factors and their impact on Population Composition.

Unit 11


Population Composition

  • Meaning and Causes of change
  • Rural-Urban Population
  • Sex-Ratio
  • Age Composition (Age- Sex Pyramids) Adolescent Population and their needs
  • Population Problems.

Unit 12


Primary Activities

  • AGRICULTURE
    • Meaning and Significance
    • Transformation from subsistence to commercial farming
    • Major crops and their distribution
    • Commercial/Extensive Farming Horticulture, Viticulture, Sericulture, Pisciculture
    • Animal Rearing and Forestry
  • MINING • Meaning and Significance
    • Types: Shaft and open cast
    • Classification of Minerals
    • Geographical Distribution of major minerals.
    • Iron ore, Copper, Bauxite, Manganese, Coal, crude oil, natural gas and nuclear minerals (Uranium and Thorium) briefly analysed.

Unit 13


Secondary Activities

  • Manufacturing: process and significance
  • Factors for industrial location
  • Major Industries: Steel, Textiles, Petrochemical, Automobile
  • Case Studies
    • Major Industrial Regions in the world
    • Environmental degradation due to industrialization

Unit 14


Tertiary Activities

  • Meaning, Service Sector and its need in modem economy
  • Transport and Communication
    • Need of transportation
    • Land, Water and Air Transport
    • Major Transport Routes
    • Major means of Communication and their significance - Information Technology

Unit 15


Globalization

  • Meaning
  • Capital formation and Movement
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Outcomes of Globalisation
  • Stock Market

Unit 16


Sustainable Development and Planning Concepts

  • Resource Area
  • Resource Use
  • Planning Concepts
    • Concept of Development
    • Concept of Sustainability
    • Relation between Sustainability & Development Land resources and its proper use in terms of sustainable development
    • Rehabilitation of people
    • Compensation to people
    • Human Rights & Development
    • Infrastructure & Environment
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