Himachal Pradesh Board History Syllabus for Class 11


Himachal Pradesh Board Syllabus for Class 11 History

Themes In World History

Section A : Early Societies

 

 

Themes

Periods

Objectives

1

Introduction to World History

8

 

2

Introduction

6

Familiarize the learner

with ways of reconstructing

human evolution.

3

From the Beginning of Time

Focus : Africa, Europe till 15000 BC

(a) Views on the origin of human beings.

(b) Early societies

(c) Historians’ views on present-day hunting–gathering societies.

14

Discuss whether the

experience of present day

hunting-gathering

people can be used to

understand early societies.

4

Early Cities

Focus : Iraq, 3rd millennium BC

(a) Growth of towns.

(b) Nature of early urban societies.

(c) Historians' Debate on uses of writing.

12

Familiarize the learner

with the nature of early

urban centres.

 

Discuss whether writing

is significant as a marker

of civilization.


Section-B : Empires

 

 

Themes

Periods

Objectives

5

Introduction

6

 

6

An Empire across Three Continents

Focus : Roman Empire, 27 B.C. to A.D. 600.

(a) Political evolution

(b) Economic expansion

(c) Religion

(d) Late Antiquity.

(e) Historians views on the institution of Slavery.

12

Familiarize the learner

with the history of a

major world empire.

 

Discuss whether slavery

was a significant element in the economy.

7

Central Islamic Lands :

Focus : 7th to 12th centuries

(a) Polity

(b) Economy

(c) Culture

(d) Historians viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.

12

Familiarize the learner

with the rise of Islamic

empires in the Afro-Asian territories and its

implications for economy and society.

 

Understand what the

crusades meant in these regions and how they were experienced.

8

Nomadic Empires :

Focus : the Mongol, 13th to 14th century

(a) The nature of nomadism.

(b) Formation of empires.

(c) Conquests and relations with other

states.

(d) Historians’ views on nomadic

societies and state formation

10

Familiarize the learner

with the varieties of

nomadic society and

their institutions.

 

Discuss whether state

formation is possible in

nomadic societies.


Section-C : Changing Traditions

 

 

 

Themes

Periods

Objectives

9

Introduction

6

 

10

Three Orders

Focus :Western Europe, 13th-16th Century

(a) Feudal Society and economy :

(b) Formation of States.

(c) Church and Society.

(d) Historian's views on decline of feudalism

12

Familiarize the learner

with the nature of the

economy and society of

this period and the

changes within them.

 

Show how the debate on the decline of feudalism

helps in understanding

processes of transition.

11

Changing cultural traditions

Focus on Europe, 14th to 17th century

(a) New ideas and new trends in literature and arts.

(b) Relationship with earlier ideas.

(c) The contribution of West Asia.

(d) Historian's view points on the validity of the notion ‘European Renaissance

 

14

Explore the intellectual

trends in the period.

 

Familiarize students with the paintings and

buildings of the period.

 

Introduce the debate

around the idea of

Renaissance’.

12

Confrontation of Cultures

Focus on the America 15th to 18th century.

(a) European Voyages of exploration.

(b) Search for gold; enslavement, raids, extermination.

(c) Indigenous people and cultures - the

Arawaks, the Aztecs, the Incas.

(d) The History of displacements.

(e) Historian's view points on the slave trade.

12

Discuss changes in

European economy that

led to the voyages.

 

Discuss the implications

of the conquests for the

indigenous people.

 

Explore the debate on

the nature of the slave

trade and see what this

debate tells us about the meaning of these

discoveries”.

 


Section D: Paths To Modernization

 

13

Introduction

8

Understand the nature of growth in the period and its limits.

14

The Industrial Revolution.

Focus on England, 18th and 19th century.

(a) Innovations and technological change.

(b) Patterns of growth.

(c) Emergence of a working class.

(d) Historians’ viewpoints Debate, Was there an Industrial Revolution ?

12

Initiate students to the

debate on the idea of

industrial revolution.

15

Displacing indigenous People.

Focus on North America and Australia,

18th-20th century,

(a) European colonists in North America and Australia.

(b) Formation of white settler societies.

(c) Displacement and repression of local people.

(d) Historians view points on the impact of European settlement on indigenous population.

12

Sensitize students to the processes of displacements

that accompanied

the development of

America and Australia.

 

Understand the implications of such processes for the displaced populations.

16

Paths to Modernization

Focus on East Asia. Late 19th and 20th

century.

(a) Militarization and Economic growth in Japan.

(b) China and the Communist alternative.

(c) Historians’ Debate on meaning of modernization

14

Make students aware

that transformation in the modern world takes

many different forms.

 

Show how notions like

modernization’ need to

be critically assessed.

17

Map Work on Units 1-15

10

 

 


Prescribed Books:

Themes in World History : N.C.E.R.T Publication.

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