CBSE Board Social Science Syllabus for Class 8


CBSE Board Syllabus for Class 8 Social Science

Class 8
Social Science

UNIT 1- HISTORY: India and the Contemporary World II
Term 1

Sub- Unit 1.2    Economies and Livelihood (ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING)

4              Indusrialization 1850s-1950s           (Chapter 4)

5              Urbanization and Urban lives           (Chapter 5)

6              Trade and Globalization                   (Chapter 6)

Sub- Unit 1.3    Culture, Identity and Society (ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING)

7              Print culture and nationalization       (Chapter 7)

8              History of the Novel                          (Chapter 8)

Term 2

Sub- Unit 1.1    Events and Processes (ANY ONE OF THE THEMES 1 AND 2. THEME 3 IS COMPULSORY)

1              Nationalism in Europe.                        (Chapter 1)

2              Nationalist Movement in Indo- China. (Chapter2)

3              Nationalism in India                              (Chapter 3)

UNIT 2 (GEOGRAPHY): India- Land and People
Term 1

1 Resources (Chapter 1)

2 Natural Resources (Chapter 1)

3 Forest and Wildlife Resources (Chapter 2)

4 Water resources (Chapter 3)

5 Agriculture (Chapter 4)

Mineral Resources                                 (Chapter 5)

Power Resources                                    (Chapter 5)

Manufacturing Industries                   (Chapter 6)

Transport, Communication and Trade (Chapter 7)

UNIT 3 (POLITICAL SCIENCE): DEMOCRATIC POLITICS II
Term 1

1         Power sharing mechanism in Democracy         (Chapter 1 and 2)

2         Working of Democracy                                               (Chapter 3 and 4)
Term 2

3              Competitions and Contestations in democracy        (Chapter 5 and 6)

4              Outcomes of democracy                                           (Chapter 7)

5              Challenges in Democracy                                         (Chapter 8)

UNIT 4 (ECONOMICS): Understanding Economic Development- II
Term 1

1              The story of Development                                       (Chapter 1)

2              The role of Service Sector in Indian Economy        (Chapter 2)

Term 2

3              Money and Financial System’                                 (Chapter 3)

4              Globalization                                                                  (Chapter 4)

5              Consumer Awareness                                                 (Chapter 5)

UNIT 5 – DISASTER MANAGEMENT Terms 1 and 2
Through Project and Assignment in Formative assessment only

1  Tsunami
2  Safer Construction Practices
3  Survival Skills
4  Alternate Communication Skills
5  Sharing Responsibility

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