Rajasthan Board Social Science Syllabus for Class 10

Rajasthan Board Syllabus for Class 10 Social Science

Unit 1 : India and the Contemporary world - II


Sub-unit 1.1 : Events and processes :

1. Nationalism in Europe :

(a) The growth of nationalism in Europe after the 1830s.

(b) The ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini etc.

(c) General characteristics of the movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy,

Germany and Greece. OR


2. Nationalist Movement in Indo China : Factors leading to growth of

rationalism in India

(a) French colonialism in Indochina.

(b) Phases of struggle against the French.

(c) The ideas of Phan Dinh Phung, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Ac Quoc

(d) The second world war and the liberation struggle.

(e) America and the second Indochina war.


3. Nationalism in India : Civil Disobedience Movement (Compulsory)

(a) First world war, Khilafat and Non-Cooperation.3½

(b) Salt Satyagraha.

(c) Movements of peasants, workers, tribals.

(d) Activities of different political groups.


Map Work -(Based on the theme Nationalism in India : Civil Disobedience Movement)

Sub-unit 1.2 : Economies and livelihoods : (Select any two theme)

1. Industrialization 1850s - 1950s :

(a) Contrast between the form of industrialization in Britain and India.

(b) Relationship between handicrafts and industrial production, formal and

informal sectors.

(c) Livelihood of workers.


Case studies : Britain and India.


2. Urbanization and urban lives :

(a) Patterns of urbanization

(b) Migration and the growth of towns.

(c) Social change and urban life.

(d) Merchants, middle classes, workers and urban poor.


Case studies : London and Bombay in the nineteenth and twentieth century.


3.Trade and Globalization :

(a) Expansion and integration of the world market in the nineteenth and early

twentieth century.

(b) Trade and economy between the two Wars.

(c) Shifts after the 1950s.

(d) Implications of globalization for livelihood patter


Case study : The post War International Economic order, 1945 to 1960s.

Sub-unit 1.3 : Culture, Identity and Society (Select any one theme)

1. Print culture and nationalism:

(a) The history of print in Europe.

(b) The growth of press in nineteenth century India.

(c) Relationship between print culture, public debate and politics.


2. History of the novel:

(a) Emergence of the novel as a genre in the west.

(b) The relationship between the novel and changes in modern society.

(c) Early novels in nineteenth century India.

(d) A study of two or three major writers.


Unit 2 : India - Resources and their Development


1. Resources :

Types - natural and human; Need for resource planning.

2. Natural Resources :

Land as a resource, soil types and distribution; changing land use pattern; land degradation and conservation measures.



3. Forest and Wild life resources :

types and distribution ,depletion of flora and

fauna; conservation and protection of forest and wild life.

4. Water resources :

Sources, distribution, utilization, multi-purpose projects, water scarcity, need for conservation and management, rainwater harvesting. (One case study to be introduced)

5. Agriculture :

types of farming, major crops, cropping pattern, technological and institutional reforms; their impact; contribution of Agriculture to national economy-employment and output.


6. Mineral Resources :

types of minerals, distribution, use and economic importance of minerals, conservation.

7. Power Resources :

types of power resources : conventional and non-conventional,distribution and utilization, and conservation.

8. Manufacturing Industries :

Types, spatial distribution, contribution of industries to the national economy, industrial pollution and degradation of environment, measures to control degradation. (One case study to be introduced)

9.Transport, communication and trade


10. Map Work



Unit 3 : Democratic Politics II


1. Power sharing mechanisms in democracy

Why and how is power shared in democracies? How has federal division of power in India helped national unity? To what extent has decentralization achieved this objective? How does democracy accommodate different social groups?

2. Working of Democracy

Are divisions inherent to the working of democracy? What has been the effect of caste on politics and of politics on caste? How has the gender division shaped politics? How do communal divisions affect democracy?


3. Competition and contestations in democracy

How do struggles shape democracy in favour of ordinary people? What role do political

parties play in competition and contestation? Which are the major national and regional

parties in India? Why have social movements come to occupy large role in politics ?

4. Outcomes of democracy

Can or should democracy be judged by its outcomes? What outcomes can one

reasonably expect of democracies ? Does democracy in India meet these expectation ?

Has democracy led to development, security and dignity for the people? What sustains

democracy in India?

5. Challenges to democracy

Is the idea of democracy shrinking? What are the major challenges to democracy in

India? How can democracy be reformed and deepened? What role can an ordinary

citizen play in deepening democracy?


Unit 4 : Understanding Economic Development-II


1. The Story of Development :

The traditional notion of development; National Income and Per-capita Income. Growth of NI - critical appraisal of existing

development indicators (PCI, IMR, SR and other income and health indicators) The

need for health and educational development; Human Development Indicators (in simple and brief as a holistic measure of development. The approach to this theme : Use case study of three states (Kerala, Punjab and Bihar) or take a few countries (India, China, Sri Lanka and one developed country)

2. The Role of Service Sector in Indian Economy :

What is service sector (through examples) : Importance of Service Sector in generating employment and income to the nation (with the help of a few case studies); Growth of Service Sector in India; India as a major service provider to the world; The need for public investment ; The role of important infrastructure, education and health

3. Money and Financial System :

Role of money in an economy : Historical origin; Formal and Informal financial institutions for Savings and Credit - General Introduction; Select one formal institution such as a nationalized commercial bank and a few informal institutions; Local money lenders, landlords, self help groups, chit funds and private finance companies.

4. Globalization :

What is Globalisation (through some simple examples); How India is

being globalised and why ; Development Strategy prior to 1991. State Control of

Industries : Textile goods as an example for elaboration; Economic Reforms 1991;

Strategies adopted in Reform measures (easing of capital flows; migration, investment flows); Different perspectives on globalization and its impact on different sectors, Political Impact of globalisation.

5. Consumer Awareness :

How consumer is exploited (one or two simple case studies) factors causing exploitation of consumers; Rise of consumer awareness; how a consumer should be in a market; role of government in consumer protection


Unit 5 : Disaster Management (Disaster Management will be taught through

project & assignment and assessed during sessional work )


1. Tsunami

2. Safer Construction Practices.

3. Survival Skills.

4. Alternate Communication systems during disasters.

5. Sharing Responsibility

Disaster Management


Prescribed Text books:


a) India and the Contemporary World-II (History)

-NCERT's Book Published under Copyright


b) Contemporary India II (Geography) -NCERT's Book Published under Copyright


c) Democratic Politics II (Political Science) -NCERT's Book Published under Copyright


d) Understanding Economic Development II -NCERT's Book Published under Copyright


e) Together Towards a Safer India - Part III

-CBSE's Book Published under Copyright


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